12th August, 2019
Capstone Midlands held their annual children’s summer event on the 2nd of August. The event took place at a local youth centre and the whole venue was hired for the day so that the children and families could enjoy all the activities that were on offer. The day encouraged good old back-to-basics outdoor play with the skate park & bike park being some of the children’s favourite activities. We had some additional extras this year as we were visited by Nu Education who gave us a 3-hour workshop on graffiti art where the children got to practice graffiti writing on clothing, as well as music production, beatboxing and even rapping. The day saw over 120 carers, staff and children gather for the day. The day began wet & windy day but that soon turned into lovely sunshine with a few clouds which meant the kids along with staff could make the most of the football pitch, skate ramps, bike park and basketball courts. A bouncy castle, face painter and soft play were included in the activities for the younger children but we saw the children push themselves and show amazing bravery as they tackled the rock climbing wall and set themselves the challenge to ring the bell at the very top of the wall. The staff took on the same challenge cheered on by the kids and carers. Sara’s message to the region was; ‘I had a ball catching up with you all and it makes me so proud to see how well behaved our children in the Capstone family are and how they threw themselves into the activities. I think you will agree that some of the face paintings were works of art! My favourite bit was scootering on the skate park; although my knees reminded me the next day that I maybe should have spent a little less time there. Thanks to all of you for coming and making some wonderful memories with us. Also a big thank you to Ally and the team for organising an excellent event.