We can’t believe half term has been and gone already! Before we know it- it will time for Santa to arrive!
Half term arrived like a bolt out of the blue in October with the school’s breaking up on the 23rd for a week- we like to encourage our young people to get out and about when school’s out so we planned a jam packed week of activities……..
Dynamix Skatepark- Gateshead
Our detached team have been out and about on the streets of Blyth, working with groups of young people since July. In our last blog post we mentioned that they had built up great relationships with certain groups that don’t always make use of the youth provision available to them and had planned a trip to Dynamix. Well, that trip took place on Sunday 25th October- the workers took 11 young lads along and they had a fantastic time using the scooters to do tricks on the ramps and landing in to the foam pits! They really enjoyed watching the talented staff show off their skills on the trampoline and want to plan a trip to do extreme trampolining next…..
Halloween- Spooky Creations & Halloween Party
On Wednesday 28th October our workers took a group of young people to the ‘Spooky Creations’ event at The Discovery Museum in Newcastle. The young people had a great time getting involved in lots of Halloween based arts and crafts, dancing, cooking and face painting ahead of the Halloween Party at Silx that evening……. We transformed Silx into a ‘Haunted Teen Bar’ and the young people had a fantastic night partying with us- earlier in the week they made chocolate apples and edible eyeballs which they enjoyed on the night along with pizza and party food! The young people danced and played lots of games including Apple Bobbing, The Mummy Game (which involved a lot of toilet roll!), Musical Statues and team games which meant they all worked together! It was a fantastic night and there were some brilliant costumes- check out the photos!
Ice Skating @ Whitley Bay Ice Rink…..
The young people loved their trip to the ice rink in the Summer and requested to go back in Half Term, on Thursday 29th October our workers took a group to Whitley Bay ice rink for the afternoon and they had lots of fun showing off their skills on the ice and I’m sure we will back there again soon…..
We had a fantastic Half Term and we are now looking forward to the Christmas Holidays…….