Summer Fun at RAF Wittering

Sports sessions, ice skating trips and days out were among activities enjoyed by youngsters during the summer break.

The two weeks of fun were organised by the Airplay team for children aged 8 to 17 years.

Other activities included arts and crafts sessions as well as days out at Rutland Water and Wicksteed Park. Youngsters also took part in a litter pick and were rewarded with a free trip to Hunstanton, a fish and chips lunch and a day out at Alton Towers.

Bomb Disposal 5131 Squadron came to demonstrate their roles for a morning and this was a genuine highlight of the week. The young people learnt so much about types of bombs, controlled explosions and some of the equipment that the bomb disposal squad use. Everyone took pleasure in picking up little bits of plastic with a robot! For this the team would like to thank Wg Cdr Cosbie-Ross for organising this amazing session.

Station Youth worker Carol Chapman said: “Our summer holiday activities programme could not have been completed without financial support from Airplay, Cllr Holdich, our local councillor and Wittering Community Youth Club, who I would like to extend thanks to. We would also like to thank volunteers that helped us from both Youth Drop-In & Youth Club as well as SSAFA volunteers. Also thanks to MT section for kindly agreeing to take us on all the trips, we are extremely grateful.

“Thank you also to the young people who attended and had so much fun with us, and the parents who brought biscuits and chocolates when the Stn Youth Worker was poorly.”

Mark Davis, Community Development Officer said: “This was a much-needed provision for our children and young people during a period when many of our service personnel were away during OP Olympics. A great time was had by all involved.”

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