Community Action Day 20th April 2016

20-4-16 action dayWe had beautiful sunshine for the University Quarter Community Action Day on the 20th April 2016.

Based in Hanley Park activites included play, sports and games, walks, health checks, bike rides, a litter pick and gardening. See below for details.
  • Cakes and pizza made by Stoke College students were on sale.
  •  Refreshments were provided by the Friends of Hanley Park (Chair Carole Ware).
Three people had a free health check at Stoke College Sports Academy
  • Blood Pressure Tests
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body Mass Index
At least 12 Stoke College students did a great litter pick round local streets.
Stay and Play from 1-2.30pm with Thomas Boughey Children’s Centre with 18 people engaged in activities, one new registration for services information on courses for shared with 7 parents. The majority of people would like the Children’s Centre Buzz in the parks delivering activities.
Walks with Living Streets Walking Charity
  • #Try20 – 2 20 min led walks around Hanley Park with individuals
  • Turning brown to green – a walk to identify brown spaces that could be improved as part of the green route with Airspace Gallery with 4 participants.

The #MidweekMile walking group of 8, led by Staffordshire University, walked round the park and stopped to learn about the University Quarter and the 1000 Lives Community Network and reflect on the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Stoke on Trent City of Sport van attended and gave out around 100 packs of information to visitors.

Information was shared with around 100 people about the University Quarter, empty homes, accredited landlords, recycling and family support, thanks to Stoke City Council

Stoke College staff led 2 Bike rides providing bikes for 10 people to take part.

We had a football game and a Kick Rounders match with Sixth Form College SportsMaker, with around 37 participants.

Airspace Gallery artist Anna Francis was gardening in the Bee Friendly Garden.

At least 3 groups of learners from Stoke College visited the event with their lecturers and talked about opportunities to get involved in running other activities in future.

For all organisations involved it was a very positive partnership event.

We look forward to the next event.
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