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Bourne Valley Park Fun Day

Wednesday, 5th April 2006

11am - 4pm

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.

We 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 skills.

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!

Kate & the team would like to thank everyone involved for helping to make it a fantastically busy, safe and entertaining event:

All the residents & friends who helped promote the event.

Lynx 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.

Climb Vertigo for the climbing wall, and Borough of Poole Recreation Development team for funding it.

Community Sports Coaches Dan Jones and Dave Horne from Active Dorset.

Jonathan the Jester for his circus skills workshops and all round entertainment.

Nikila Newman and her dancers for the street dancing entertainment, and Bernard Ewart for supplying the sound system.


Our face painter Ronnie from Diamond Faces.

Environmental Artist Linn O'Carroll - for her creative work with the young people, funded by Poole's Arts Development unit.

The Urban Heaths Partnership for providing educational entertainment.

The Children's Fund for the bouncy castles and ball pit.

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water for the free bottled water we were able to hand out all day.

Bannerama for good value banners produced in record time!

The Community Police Support Officers for helping with supervision.

Dorset Fire Service for paying us a visit with their tender.

The rest of Poole's Open Spaces Ranger team for all their help throughout the day.

Mural Painting - 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 Club.

Urban Heaths Partnership Trailer

Environmental art & sculpture with Linn O'Carroll

Jonathan the Jester taught circus skills

Nikila Newman and some of her dancers

Football with the Active Dorset Community Coaches

The 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)

The Fun Day team:

  • Kate Mitchell, Bourne Valley Ranger

  • Sarah Austin, Bourne Stream Partnership

  • Marianne Scahill, Poole Arts in the Community Officer

  • Sarah Evans-Johnson, Bourne Valley Youth Club

  • Victoria Bailey & Richard Woodrow, Poole's Recreation Development Team

  • Jo Brightwell, Alderney's Community Liaison Officer.

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