We were so happy and relieved that Summer Camp could actually take place post lockdown; we hadn’t seen many of the children for quite a while and it was truly fabulous to have everyone back in one place again for some much needed fun and games. A total of 45 children attended our summer camp this year which was held over 3 days at Farleigh School. The children were grouped into bubbles of 15 with 5 volunteers per group as per government guidelines.
Activities included ping pong fairy light designs, spray painting T-shirts, floor hockey with Andover’s Stow Sports, badminton, cookery sessions (the most delicious cheese and vegetable pastries) & picnics at Fortress Farleigh.
However our most exciting visitor was the wonderful Abass from One Drum Africa, who ran a drumming workshop in the outdoor classroom in the Farleigh grounds. Councillors Kirsty North, Zilliah Brooks & Martin Boiles from TVBC generously approved a grant to fund this amazing activity, and it really was the noisiest and most entertaining highlight of the camp! We were thrilled that Councillor North was able to visit our camp that day and see what all the fuss was about.
On the last day we surprised the children with two gigantic inflatables in the sports hall – human table football and a space hopper Grand National. Children, volunteers and committee members alike threw themselves in to the competitive spirit with hilarious results and no doubt a few sore bodies the next day! We were also thrilled to welcome back the wonderful Mr Marucci and his ice cream van, always a favourite. All in all, the camp was another huge success and as always an enormous thank you to our incredibly dedicated team of volunteers.
Our next camp is in half term, the 25th & 26th October.