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November 14th, 2017

Half Term Fun!

Hello again!

I have been with Canaan Project for just over a month now, and what a month it has been! I have loved getting to know the girls at all of our provision and starting Girls Club in a new school. We had a great response to our 2 new girls lunch clubs, over 50 girls attended in our first 2 weeks.

In October half-term we had the best time, we took 42 girls trampolining at Jump Giants in Thurrock. We managed to avoid travel sickness on all the journeys which is always a bonus. The girls particularly loved the jousting section and enjoyed pushing Annie and I into the foam pit. The girls also enjoyed the basketball section, using the trampolines to get super SLAM DUNKS. The Ninja Assault Course looked really difficult, lots of hanging on monkey bars, climbing ropes but one of our girls showed immense strength and agility and made it all the way across without falling – which isn’t easy!! Puffed out at the end, but still smiling, we enjoyed lunch before heading home.

Later in the week we also took 11 young women to see ‘Annie’ the musical in Piccadilly Theatre. The whole day was a blast, all the girls brought tones of snacks and one girl even brought a 2 litre bottle of coke in to the theatre – must have been thirsty?!  All of us were singing along to the famous songs and were amazed by the talent that the young actresses and actors showed.  Going to the theatre is one of my all-time favourite things to do and I have great memories as a child and teenager seeing some amazing shows! There were a few of the girls that hadn’t been to the theatre before so this was a great experience for them. There is something so magical about the lights, the music, the acting and stories that allows the theatre to take even adults on an enchanting journey.

We had an amazing half term, the young women had smiles all round!

Jess x