Fun-filled calendar set to give communities an action-packed summer
This summer, Aldwyck Housing Group is bringing fun, creativity and learning to young people and adults in its communities.
Aldwyck has developed a rich and varied programme of activities that will enchant and thrill people of all ages.
Alongside its popular summer day trips, Aldwyck will be running it’s first-ever ‘Eat, Give and Gain’ and ‘Homegrown’ workshops in local communities.
The Eat, Give and Gain workshops will give young people the chance to learn more about literacy, health eating and the positive effects of sport. Activities include help with reading and writing, sports, activities and lots of fun stuff.
The workshops will be running in Great Denham, St Albans, Leighton Buzzard and Luton from 29 July. On completion of the workshop, participants will receive an AQA accreditation.
Any young person (and their parent/carer) who has completed an AQA during the Eat, Give and Gain workshop will have the chance to go to the Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne or Chessington World of Adventures for free.
Young people can still go on the day trips if they haven’t participated, but there’s a small charge. Booking is required, and spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Homegrown workshops will give adults the chance to get to know their neighbours and community better – or just have a bit of time to themselves. Here’s some of the activities on offer:
- Get involved in planting some herbs, fruit and veg – supported by the Aldwyck grounds maintenance teams
- Make healthy smoothies using a smoothie bike
- Chill out with some ‘Mindful Me Time’ – whether it’s time to read, find some new recipes, do a crossword or puzzle or two or relax with some adult colouring
- Get help and advice on things like accessing support services, claiming benefits and dealing with any tenancy, nuisance or ASB issues.
The workshops will be running in Great Denham, St Albans and Leighton Buzzard from 5 August.
Over the summer, Aldwyck will also be running pop-up events in Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Bushey and Cheshunt. It’s a chance for customers to say hello to the community involvement team and share their views on local issues.
Rhys Evans, Community Involvement Co-ordinator, said: “A key focus for us is to support people in Aldwyck communities in living happy and healthy lives. These sessions will not only be good for their health and wellbeing but will also give them a chance to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.”