Successful Summer Scheme held in Derrybeg

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Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Derrybeg Community Association held a hugely successful summer scheme this week with a jam-packed programme of events that catered for over 100 children.

Commending fellow community workers on a very busy week, the chairperson of Derrybeg Community Association, Stephen Murney, outlined just some of the ventures undertaken.

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Stephen explained, “Activities began on Monday with cookery classes in the community centre. The children had great fun in what was an engaging day.

“On Tuesday we took a coach load of almost 40 children on a trip to Cheeky Monkeys. This proved to be great day for everyone and was thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children alike.

“Arts and crafts took place on Wednesday with a large number of kids creating many masterpieces in the community centre. Our budding artists took their artwork home and also displayed some in the community centre.

 

 

“On Thursday another trip ensued as over 45 children and adults were taken by coach to Slieve Gullion Forest Park. We spent several hours engaging in outdoor activities with the youngsters before making our way back to Derrybeg.

“The week of events concluded with a fantastic sports day which took place on Friday with scores of children taking part in sporting events along with fun and games. Medals for all the children were provided by Cllr Gavin Malone while healthy refreshments and snacks were provided by Pro-Performance Nutrition.”

Outlining further planned activities the community leader added, “While this week’s summer scheme has ended we still have further events planned to bring us to the end of the summer months.

 

 

“Further events are also planned for August and September for the children of Derrybeg along with events and activities in the pipeline for adults and our respected senior citizens. The details of these will be announced in due course.

Stephen added, “I would like to take this opportunity to praise our community workers in Derrybeg Community Association who give up their free time on a voluntary basis to help build a strong, vibrant community, and to help make lasting memories, for our residents young and old.”

 

 

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