On the 7th November, London Sports Trust organised a ‘Place2play ’mini golfing afternoon for regular attendees of our Acton park and Trinity way sessions. This opportunity arose due to many of the regular attendees of the park sessions being under-fives with their parents. This was excellent as we were able to develop young children’s agility, balance and coordination alongside parent’s confidence to deliver play activities. However there was minimal involvement and interest from older relatives to attend sessions.
To combat this issue we built a partnership with ‘Acton Park Putt Golf’. Which due to their generosity allowed us to bring down a group of eight children for a free round of golf as well as snacks and drinks. This worked well as there was a great uplift of attendees age 6-11 attending our weekly play park sessions. Furthermore it was the first time a lot of the participants had played golf; as traditionally golf is considered an expensive sport that is not very accessible to the general public due to the price and equipment needed.
Special mention goes to Younis who scored 66 on the par 44 subsequently getting the best score of the day. A great effort from someone who has never picked up a golf club before.
To summarise this was a perfect way to end our Ealing Place2play project before we move specifically to targeting venerable families of white city. Additionally a special mention goes to all the staff at putt in the park Acton who made our trip an enjoyable and successful one. See you guys again on the 21st of February for our staff golfing tournament.