Somerset Rural Youth Project hosted a Summer Youth Day at Happy Valley Park in Crewkerne. Despite some initial concerns about the weather, it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Organisers were told after the event had started that local youngsters had been so concerned that the event may not have been able to go ahead, that they were in the park brushing the water off the skate park at 7 am that morning.

The free activities included face painting, a bouncy castle, sumo suits and a skate jam. Somerset Rural Youth Project would like to thank Devon & Somerset Fire Service for joining them with one of their wildfire units. Children of all ages enjoyed spraying water from the hoses and putting on fire helmets and the fire kit. The organisers would also like to thank AMASS Medical for their enthusiastic participation.

Children of all ages attended the Youth Day with some families setting up picnic areas and staying for the entire day. Home bakes and glitter tattoos were available from stalls set up by young people, currently on the National Citizen Service programme and raising money for their chosen charities.

The skate jam was a great success with all the participants enjoying themselves and the winners receiving sports related prizes. The skate jam was supported by Crucial BMX and Sports of Bond Street. A spokesperson for Somerset Rural Youth Project said: “We hope we are lucky enough to be able to work with the youngsters in Crewkerne again.”

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