Community Fun Day at BGGS: July 2022
Updated: Mar 27
If you did not have time to come down to our community fun day, you’re about to realise how much fun you’ve missed out on! As part of our proposal to The National Lottery, alongside our regular sports activity delivery we planned on delivering a community event which would bring people together regardless of ethnicity, religion, age and social background. The event itself took weeks of planning with staff, volunteers, young people and the local community. During the consultation meetings we discussed venue, activity, staffing and delegation of roles as well as incentives and how to give back to the local community.
We agreed for it to be held in July just after Eid to double the excitement of the event and to attract more local people. Bordesley Green Girls School was chosen as the venue due to its amazing facilities and accessibility not to mention our long working relationship with them. Activities were agreed to include various sports including a glow in the dark sports experience, whilst also having an outdoor inflatable obstacle course complimented with food, drinks and snacks of various cultures for a small fee of £2 per entry for 4 hours of fully staffed entertainment and unlimited refreshments.
The day itself was open to the community from 10:30am till 2:30pm, however staff and volunteers were there almost an hour before and after to ensure their meticulous planning was carried out. During the day itself parents and young people alike were able to take part in activities and meet and connect with other local residents as well as interacting with local police officers and firemen and women. Some even got the chance to get into a fire engine! As part of our giving back, we had dozens of prizes available and lots of small competitions and mini games, plus a free raffle.
Our primary reason for giving back to our local community and young people was for it to be our way of thanking them for attending our regular sessions throughout the year, but also to show to everyone else in the community that we want to help as many people as possible whether that is young people who want to take part in sports or parents that are after affordable childcare.
More than 100 local people attended this event from ages 5-45 and as a result we had many young people expressing an interest in volunteering or wanting to get involved with the regular activities we deliver. Not to mention parents who were thankful and even more keen on spreading the word of everything we take pride in, which is providing young people an opportunity to get off the streets using sport.
Watch the video below to see how the day panned out and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe!