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Scary goings on were taking place at The Hilt last Thursday.
Ghouls and witches were spotted taking part in activities at the Buddies Halloween party.
The volunteers from the Take Action project, got into the theme of Halloween in traditional scary costumes to entertain the children at their annual event.
With games such as musical zombies, and a themed pass the parcel, the children from the Buddies group were thoroughly entertained. They even showed off their creative skills by decorating fairy cakes and pumpkins in creepy designs, before a puzzle treasure hunt. The winners of each activity were awarded prizes as they munched on a feast of witches fingers and ghouly cakes.
Solent Youth Action is working with Portsmouth Football Club, Tangier Road Baptist Church and Portsmouth City Council to bring generations together and to encourage healthy activities and wellbeing through fun games and play.
Two sessions have been run at Fratton Park so far with Linvoy Primus showing us all how not to sing along with the Beatles! He was a great sport by joining in with Beatles Rock Band and bowling on the Nintendo Wii. Linvoy also showed us his great skills with giant Jenga by knocking it over twice without even pulling out a block!!!
Sessions will also start running at Tangier Road Baptist Church from Tuesday 26th October. This is a free service open to all, running 12-3pm with a light buffet provided.
Solent Youth Action's Eastleigh office played host to a somewhat colourful workshop in August when vinvolved project volunteers were invited to design and spray up a ma-husive canvas board with professional graffiti paints.
Working with the incredible urban artist, Rae Makepeace, volunteers learnt how to use professional graffiti spray paints responsibly, designing their own personal canvases to take home with them at the end of the day.
After much deliberation it was decided that the oversized canvas should be donated to a local children's centre, taking the form of a colourful circus scene complete with clowns and custard pies, illustrated with perfection by Rae.
Sprayed by their own fair hands, the volunteers learnt how to shade and blend the paints on the canvas, creating a truly fabulous piece of art.
Solent Youth Action coordinated Respect Programme and Warings volunteers, amongst others to help run the Portsmouth Games.
The multi-sports competition for secondary school age children utilised facilities at the Mountbatten Centre in Tipner providing activities including cycling, athletics, cage cricket, table tennis, basketball and volleyball.
Over one hundred children from youth clubs and inclusion projects across the city, including the Respect Programme took part with the support of numerous staff and plenty of volunteers through Solent Youth Action.
On Thursday 5th August, Solent Youth Action volunteers from the Respect Programme went along for the second year in a row to support the Havant and District Holiday Venture; a play scheme for disabled children.
The playscheme runs for three weeks throughout the summer holiday every year, providing a range of activities for children with physical and learning difficulties with varying support needs.
With the promise of a sunny day, four Solent Youth Action volunteers from across Hampshire donned their flip flops and headed over to Staunton Country Park in Havant for the national Playday.
Playday is the annual celebration of children's right to play.
On Playday thousands of children, young people and communities get out and play at over 860 locally organised events across the UK.
Havant put on a great Playday and with thousands of visitors piling into the park, our volunteers were quickly called in for car parking duties, litter picking and visitor counting.
They did a great job, and even when the torrential downpours began they stayed put in the car park to make sure the remaining cars could get into the event.
Children from both Buddies groups got to enjoy a trip outside for a teddy bears picnic during the third week in June. The weather could not have been better and both groups enjoyed a game of rounders, parachute games and a special trip to the park to play on the swings.
Children who attend the Tuesday club were given some extra help from the Southampton Take Action Volunteers who were fantastic at organising and running the activities on the day.
Children in Southampton were taken to the common for their picnic and along with a regular team of volunteers, really enjoyed getting outside in the sunshine and running around in the park.
On Monday 31st May, Solent Youth Action volunteers from the Respect Programme in Portsmouth helped out at the Healthy Towns Healthy Picnic on Southsea Common.
The Picnic was organised to invite families to come along and find out about healthy living whilst promoting sport, physical activities and undertaking a good diet.
There were loads of stalls promoting the healthy themes of the event and the volunteers were involved in encouraging people to join in the fun and games.
Amber, Natalie and Louis dressed up as pieces of fruit and veg and competed in an obstacle race to encourage people to enter a competition to win a free place in the Great South Run.
Solent Youth Action runs activities like this throughout the year. If this sounds like something you'd like to be involved with next time, please get in touch!
V Hampshire, V Portsmouth, V Project, Take Action, The Hilt and Buddies volunteers have been working hard throughout December to design and make as many t-shirts for Operation Smile as they can before Christmas.
After many hours of drawing, cutting and tying, we are proud to say that our volunteers made an amazing 358 t-shirts. So a big well done to everyone that came along to the sessions across the county.
A special mention goes to the Take Action volunteers that made a whopping fifty-five t-shirts, beating all the other projects to be the winner of the most t-shirts made.