Valley Park Fun Day
The first ever Fun Day at the new
park was a huge success! The beautiful weather
helped, of course - and the fact that everything was
free of charge.
heard lots of good feedback from people attending, and plenty
of thanks from the children who threw themselves
enthusiastically into all the activities on offer
including sports coaching, environmental art projects and circus
The climbing wall (right),
bouncy castles and face painting were
especially popular, with queues all day and our face painter Ronnie
working on the last one as the marquee was dismantled around her!
& the team would like to thank everyone involved for
helping to make it a fantastically busy, safe and entertaining
the residents & friends who helped promote the event.
Marquees for the great deal they gave us on the marquee,
tables & chairs, and the organisations that helped pay
for it - the Bourne Stream Partnership, the Children's Fund, Rossmore Community College and
the Poole Safe Together Partnership.
for the climbing wall, and Borough of Poole
Recreation Development team for funding it.
Sports Coaches Dan Jones and
Dave Horne from Active
for his circus skills workshops and all round entertainment.
Newman and her dancers for the street dancing entertainment,
Ewart for supplying the sound system.
face painter Ronnie from Diamond Faces.
Artist Linn O'Carroll -
for her creative work with the young people, funded by Poole's
Arts Development unit.
Partnership for providing
Fund for the bouncy castles and ball pit.
Sembcorp Bournemouth Water for the free bottled water we
were able to hand out all day.
for good value banners produced in record time!
Community Police Support Officers for helping with
Fire Service for paying us a visit with their tender.
rest of Poole's Open Spaces Ranger team for all their help throughout
a triptych was
made by young people over the course of the day and the
finished work will be displayed at the Bourne Valley Youth
Heaths Partnership Trailer
art & sculpture with Linn O'Carroll
the Jester taught circus skills
Newman and some of her dancers
with the Active Dorset Community Coaches
triptych painted over the course of the day
(L-R: what children like, what they aspire to, and what
they dislike about where they live)
Fun Day team:
Kate Mitchell, Bourne Valley Ranger
Sarah Austin, Bourne Stream Partnership
Scahill, Poole Arts in the Community Officer
Evans-Johnson, Bourne Valley Youth Club
& Richard Woodrow, Poole's Recreation Development
Jo Brightwell, Alderney's Community Liaison