Four days in Battersea Park to try a variety of sports and more daring activities such as high ropes, a climbing wall as well as arts & crafts and music. Various agencies give advice and information in a fun and entertaining way which includes school nurses, police, fire brigade and Network Rail.
It ran from 3:58 PM, 1 May 2014 to 3:58 PM, 1 May 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1076855)
Battersea Summer Scheme primarily operates during the school summer holidays when many young have no activities or opportunities to keep them occupied. They often have absent parents and the street becomes their playground which is where many problems arise. Boredom and poverty are a dangerous combination. and with a lack of positive direction many of the young turn to crime or become victims of crime. Gang culture is high in the borough and cultural and locality issues create many problems.
We target the unprivileged young in the borough aged between 8 and 16 although the event is open to all. Some 2,000 young people attend with either their families or youth groups. It is an event anticipated by many as there is little else to do which is affordable during the school holidays. They have opportunities to try many different sporting and challenging activities and they are not just hanging around on the streets where trouble is waiting for them. We give them a fun and active day out.
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