In July, around 150 people flocked to the development’s amphitheatre to enjoy a range of fun-filled activities for young people, provided by local partners. Qualified sports coaches from North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) offered dodgeball, archery, swingball, giant dominos and boccia, while volunteers from Weldon Rock Solid Youth Club ran craft activities and a games table. The Corby Safer Communities Team held a popular ‘beer goggles catch challenge’ alongside information and advice on local services for families and young people.

In Corby, we’ve been able to forge strong relationships with local organisations and the success of last year’s inaugural Youth Games encouraged us to host another six free events to help keep Priors Hall Park’s children active this summer. NNC brought their sports coaches to the amphitheatre every Wednesday in the school holidays for two hours of multi-sports sessions, aimed at 5-12 year olds.

In addition to this, we teamed up with Butterfly Conservation to give residents a chance to learn more about local ecology and discover our native butterflies and moths. The event will include a scavenger hunt, identification lessons, educational games and quizzes and fun arts and crafts, as well as a guided tour of Priors Hall Park’s newly opened gulley wildlife site.

We were delighted by the Priors Hall Park community’s response to the Youth Games. Staff and volunteers worked hard to provide these free activities which saw the local amphitheatre full of children having fun. We received positive feedback from young people and their parents who said they’d love to see more events like this in the future.”

Kirstie Lloyd-Uzoegbu
Weldon Parish Youth Worker