Hartlepool young people give children a day of fun and games

Nail painting at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday
Nail painting at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Community-spirited young people brightened up deserving children’s day by giving them a day of fun and games.

A group of 16 and 17-year-olds, who are taking the National Citizen Service NCS programme, organised the free fun day at Throston Youth Project in Hartlepool.

Snack time fr kids, volunteees and staff at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Snack time fr kids, volunteees and staff at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Children were treated to activities including a magic show, ball games, beauty corner, face-painting and crafts.

Bianca Owens, who helps run the NCS through Hartlepool United, said: “It was absolutely fantastic and a real success.

“It was part of their course work to do something to help the community. We did a survey which said a lot of people said there was not enough free activities for children so we put a free day on for them.”

The NCS is a four-week programme aimed at school- leavers to help them become more pro-active for themselves and their community.

Fun on the bouncy castle at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Fun on the bouncy castle at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

To pay for the fun day, the NCS students previously did a sponsored dip in the sea and 33-mile walk, all in fancy dress.

Arts and crafts table at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Arts and crafts table at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Face painting at the  National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday

Face painting at the National Citizens Service fun day at Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Road, Hartlepool, on Friday