More than 100 young people take a bite out of Easter
The amazing weather over the Easter break so far has allowed Kids Kabin to hold most of its planned school holiday workshops outside.
All in all, seven street workshops have been held in glorious sunshine, with an eighth moving indoors due to rain on only one day.
In total, more than 100 people have taken part, and we owe our thanks to both ASDA in Byker and Ashleigh Longstaff, Community Connector, for their generous donations of smoothie ingredients and hotdogs.
These were used for our Byker and Walker pop up workshops, at which 30 kids took part, greatly enjoying the hotdogs and smoothies they made!
Food glorious food!
Thanks also to parents and older brothers and sisters for jumping in and helping out with serving food, looking after the barbecue and running the busiest activities.
As always, food proved very popular, with the street kitchen in action alongside the mobile barbecue and the legendary smoothie bike, but we also had the pottery wheel, giant skipping ropes, pavement art and lots more going on.
As is often the case with street workshops, we had a couple of unexpected outcomes – in Cowgate, a sister who brought her younger brother out to take part got in touch after the session to ask if she could become a volunteer, so we look forward to introducing her to you in due course.
And another parent in Walker explained how she used to come to Kids Kabin 20 years ago and loved playing with clay again with her seven-year-old at his first Kids Kabin session.