Fun day in the park – Saturday 8th June


Summary – kids fun day in the park during pullens open studios – Saturday 8th June

We had strong team of 4 people organising allOver 30 adults and over 50 kids attended during the dayWe went there 10am – starting to clean and set up
Event started 12pm
We had:
-Face painting 12-12.30pm
-Amazing Puppetry show 12.30-1.30pm
-Surprise guests-firemans with fire engine showing kids around the engine and letting them use hose pipe-watering the trees in the park 1.30-2pm
-Music by Daisy 2-3pm
-Leaf print workshop 2.30-4pm
(made about 70 leaf print postcards-with info on gardening project)
-Music by Gabriele and James 3-4pm
-More face painting 4-5pm
-Paul – photographer was there all day taking pictures
-Spinning flower activity by charity organisation IF – promoting food for all
-Surprise guests-stick insects
We provided water, juices, apples, strawberries, sweets, cup cakes and biscuits
We had lots of little plants (tomato, basil, chilly) to give out – thanks to DianaAll finished after 6pm and we took all down just after 7pmDay started slowly and eventually become extremely busy. There was a lot of interest on what we are up to and we had great opportunity to talk to parents more about gardening project and workshops but also to local residents about safety in the park. Children’s playground was left immaculately clean afterwards.We had some great feedbacks:”It was a really lovely day. I had a great time as did everyone else. I can feel it is a taste of great things to come. by Paul”

“It was a truly lovely day and I felt all warm inside seeing my childhood play space being used in a way I’ve never seen it used in twenty years! Thank you. by Daisy”

“That’s lovely that you were able to make the flowers at your event. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm and support of the campaign.
by Elicia, Christian Aid on behalf of IF campaign”

Special thanks to Paul, Diana, Vince and Gabriele for their enormous help with organising all, Southwark Council and Pauline Bonner for CGS funding, Performers-puppeteers and musicians, Southwark Fire brigade team, IF campaign for resources, Science department at Saint Gabriel’s College for the stick insects, Pullens Yards artists, Electric Elephant caffe and local children and residents.

What a fantastic day!!!


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