Story: Rubina Perveen
Photos: Seraphin Nyirenda
On Wednesday 14th May, parents and children turned out in force to support the Family Fun Day. It was organised after parents at Byron Wood decided they wanted to set up a parents’ group.
There were many discussions around educational events and courses, both for parents and children. The group was officially set up on 1st May 2008 and with the support of parents the Family Fun Day was organised by David Hall (Learning Mentor) and Alexis Cowan (Extended Schools Co-ordinator).
There was a bouncy castle for children, an Asian clothes stall, a book stall, henna painting, face painting and bric-a-brac.
Children had a chance to throw wet sponges at a teacher – obviously this event was most enjoyed! And not to forget food cooked by parents. Also, representatives from Fir Vale School came along to hand out school information packs for secondary education.
Every one was united on the day with a sense of enjoyment. The weather turned out well and everyone got on with what they enjoyed most. Even the ice-cream van enjoyed being there!
It was well organised and £670 was raised on the day. Watch this space as future events are already being talked about. The organisers want to thank everyone who helped them make it happen.
“It’s a brilliant event what brings families together.”
“It’s an important event because it brings family together and builds relationships with people.”
“I think we should do this event again next year.”