Amesbury Festival of Youth 2018

4th July 2018, 2:31pm | By daveroberts |

Over 300 young people took part in the 2nd Amesbury Festival of Youth at Bonnymead Park.From Tae Kwon Do, to Circus Skills, from Cheerleading to Streetdance,  the youth of Amesbury are actively engaged in many activities and this was a chance for them all to show what they can do.

Jonathan Jester, one of the organisers was delighted.   “Last year this was organised by the church, but this year a much wider range of people were involved in bringing this together.  I was delighted with the turnout although I accept we have lessons to learn from this so we can ensure that even more young people are involved next year.” Youngsters from the Youth Café and the Elements Café volunteered to help set up the sideshows.  Wyndham Hall Youth Club provided tables and chairs,  BMX riders put on a display.   We didn’t just have a first aid point.. we had CPR lessons from Collingwood Services for anybody who wanted to find out about defibulators or resuscitation.  The Amesbury Juniors ran football skills workshops and we made good use of the available space.  It was great to see so many people actively having fun.

The Bucking Bronco was very popular but we managed to keep queues down to acceptable levels with so much going on.   Where else can you actually get to use an Aerial Rig in a circus workshop?Last year Tony Prior led this event, but he could not do it this year, however having already had one, it was helpful using last years plans and building on them.   “Lots of people kept reminding me about deadlines and ensuring we got this right, so I am very pleased it all went well.”  Said Jonathan.  

 Next year we really want the parade to have more people in it and there are a lot of people who want to join us.   I think this should become a fixture on the calendar for Amesbury.

 

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Is your business signed up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme?

Is your business signed...

To establish and continue breastfeeding without feelin...
Fun Loving Youth Leader Required!

Fun Loving Youth Leader...

We are eager to recruit a suitable candidate to be our...
Rural Community Energy Fund

Rural Community Energy ...

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) opens in July 2...

JacquiAbbottCEM

Latest news and events from Amesbury Our Community Mat...
Personalisation Board

Personalisation Board

A Personalisation Board is being set up in Wiltshire a...

        Be Involved i...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...

JacquiAbbottCEM

RT @WiltsC_Careers: Being a Passenger Assistant means ...
Fun Loving Youth Leader Required!

Fun Loving Youth Leader...

We are eager to recruit a suitable candidate to be our...
Fantastic accommodation for over 55’s in Amesbury

Fantastic accommodation...

“Are you over 55 year of age and thinking about a mo...
FREE parking Amesbury and Salisbury

FREE parking Amesbury a...

To support local businesses, Wiltshire Council oper...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

Volunteer with Alzheime...

“Side by Side” is a one-to-one volunteer service t...
Help us publicise youth activities in the area

Help us publicise youth...

There are a wide range of activities happening across ...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
New offers at Amesbury and Durrington sports centres

New offers at Amesbury ...

Amesbury Sports Centre and Durrington Swimming Pool ar...
Free access for local residents

Free access for local r...

The history of free access for local residents Since ...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
Amesbury Youth Worker and Volunteer event 1 July 6pm

Amesbury Youth Worker a...

Amesbury Area Board Local Youth Network (LYN) is host...

JacquiAbbottCEM

Latest news and events from South West Wiltshire Our C...
Personalisation Board

Personalisation Board

A Personalisation Board is being set up in Wiltshire a...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Alzheimer’s Support Needs You!

Alzheimer’s Suppo...

Do you have good connections in your town or village? ...
Amesbury Area Board 6pm Thursday 18th July

Amesbury Area Board 6pm...

You are warmly invited to the next Amesbury  Area Boa...

JacquiAbbottCEM

Looking forward to seeing you tonight at Amesbury Are...

JacquiAbbottCEM

RT @AmesburyLC: Don’t miss out on our #summer #activ...