Airplay summer activities Round up

This year’s Airplay summer activities saw the young people here at RAF Halton see off the Terminator and live to see another day at Delta Force Paintballing Hemel Hempstead as well as a host of other activities.

At paintballing Joe Kane, one of our youngest members, became man of the match for bravery and leadership. With the odds pitched against the team, they earned the most points and Joe put himself out there towards the end to defend the flag. They were all prepared to hurt and bravely showed off their war wounds with Joseph showing absolutely no dramas when a wasp decided to also pitch an attack.

The next challenge was ‘Robot Wars’. Just as exciting as seeing off the terminator but instead of using guts and determination the participants used tactical building skills and computer knowledge. Our team didn’t win this one but their Robots stood the test and made it though to the finals.

On to High Ropes with Mal Goodes and volunteers (you know who you are) has seen the young people go higher than ever before as confidence on the ropes has soared. Some of the participants have been coming back time and time again to try out the challenges with this year being no exception, and for the first time there was no show of hands to say anyone was afraid of heights.

Other activities included theme park trips to Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, inflatables in the Stn swimming pool, horse riding /animal husbandry, Golf and much more.

The National Play Day at the beginning of our summer activities, funded by Bucks County Council, also saw an extended invite to all of the young people in the neighbourhood for summer fun as they descended on the Trinity Community Centre and school playing field. They were able to join in with us for arts and crafts, animal encounters, extreme laser quasar, casualty union, African drumming, a BBQ, giant bubbles, circus workshops and more. OC PSF even opened up the Trenches for a detailed and enjoyable tour.

This year’s Airplay summer of activities has given the young people here at RAF Halton the opportunities to reach their goals, take up the challenges, and find the right balance for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being, no more time for boredom. Discover what you really want to aim for by joining us (RAF Halton Airplay) if you’re around on Tuesday evenings and Fridays after school. Adult volunteers also always welcome.
Wilma Kingsbury
Community Development Officer
Tel: 01296 656355

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