Transition Hull + Scrap Store joined forces to provide a family fun day on Tuesday 12 August 2012, on the old Constable School field, with lots of activities, food and drink. The weather was kind to us and the sun shone.
About 35 children and 20 adults turned up for the session, held from 12 – 4, and took part in the various activities. There was five-aside football, followed by traditional races with gold, silver and bronze chocolate medals for the winners. A fancy dress competition was judged by local councillor Nadine Fudge.
There was a gazebo where children could produce pictures using wood-burning or glass-etching techniques, and take the results home. This was very popular and it was pleasing to see a row of children so absorbed in what they were doing. Another stall offered an opportunity for children to plant wildflower seeds in pots which they could take home, in connection with the Friends of the Earth Bee Campaign, for which there were free badges and leaflets about how we can help the bee population bounce back from its current decline.
The refreshment gazebo provided a buffet at lunch time and soft drinks throughout the afternoon. The day wound up with the raffle being drawn, and all the prizes kindly donated by Hessle Road shopkeepers were distributed to the lucky winners.
Transition Hull hopes to enable the setting up of a ‘Friends of Constable School Field’ as a local community initiative to take forward the development of the field from the small beginnings we have made by setting up a few vegetable beds where children can try out digging, planting, watering and harvesting.
JP, Sept 2012