Table Top Gardening
Knitting at Oakley Avenue
Everyone got involved at our knitting class
Arts and Crafts at Craddock Avenue
Crafts can get messy, but everyone manages to make something fun
Fire Station visit
Some of our younger members wanted to learn about the Fire Service
Easter Egg Hunt for the younger members
A bit of fun before the afternoon activity
Some of our older members taught the young people old fashioned games like Dominoes
Getting creative with an old sock
The younger members teach our older members how to use computers and tablets
Christmas Card Making
Festive fun with arts and crafts
Photos from our Just Fun Project
Bugs N Bones, Ipro, Fun Fitness and Lets Get Creative were on the menu of fun activities for this half term…….
Bugs n Bones
Just Fun had a merry time in December with the Christmas activities
October Half Term Activity
We held 3 sporting activities this half term, football, netball and cricket.
Everyone enjoyed the fun and it was great exercise too.
Paralympics….here we come……
We would highly recommend Derbyshire Tennis Centre as the activity was great for all of our young people, especially those with cerebral palsy, poor fine motor skills and wheelchair users. The coaches who led the session did a great job and got everyone involved.
Create a Game
The young people had fantastic ideas ranging from their own versions of snakes and ladders to F1 and superheroes board games. The activity was a success with many happy young people participating.
We used Moorways Sports complex as the venue and found it very useful as there was plenty of space. Our young people participated in a range of fun sporting activities and worked well as individuals and as part of a team.
Fun Day and Picnic at Elvaston Castle
Each of the young people got into groups and took part in an exciting picture challenge across the grounds of the castle. Their task was to take fun and unique photos, it was really good to see the young people working well as a part of a team and wonderful to see each of them encouraging one another to get more involved with the challenge as the activity went on.
The young people used a variety of things to create pictures, paintings, models, greeting cards, and Loom Band bracelets.
Boxing and Fitness
It was fantastic to see the coach at Splash Fit making fitness a lot of fun and teaching the young people all about coordination, control and discipline. Everyone was very well worn out by the end of the day.
Cooking and Baking
We found that this was a lot more popular than we first thought so decided to put on an extra date. We made was lasagne and jacket potatoes and for desert, sponge cake and on the second date we made spaghetti bolognaise and apple crumble for dessert. The chefs at the YMCA were very positive about the group and said that they are a pleasure to work with.
Our coach David from Chilwell Blades led the activity and set the guys up in the full fencing outfit. David enjoyed teaching us so much; he offered to do a beginner’s class for us all, free of charge.
During this activity we took part in 12 different experiments, which included balloon rockets, trying to break an egg in the palm of your hand, water vs oil and coke with Mentos rocket. In addition to this we made paper aeroplanes and flew them to show how gravity and aero dynamic shapes work.
Snake Handle and Hold
It was brilliant to see the young people get over their fears of snakes and handle them properly and responsibly. The snake handlers were so impressed by the young people, they have asked to come back and do it again next year.
It was so much fun, our even our CEO got involved!
The summer program was full of electrifying activities that the young people found challenging, exciting and lots of fun. It was nice to see the group making new friends and developing existent friendships.