The Conservation Volunteers in York have had a great summer this year full of family activities in local parks and green spaces! The aim of the project at TCV York was to get families out into green spaces and learning about how to make the most of them. Everyone learnt what kinds of fun activities there is to do and most of all hot to use the new skills and knowledge to repeat the activities themselves to continue on the excitement.
Children of York enjoyed a series of days completing large environmental art projects and making crafty carrier bag kites and parachute men, they also built some fantastic bird boxes to take home on our Brilliant Birds day!
All the Families really enjoyed the joint activities which gave them the chance to work together and enjoy each other’s company as a family outside in the fresh air. One mum said “It was lovely to take part in a slightly more challenging activity – as a family we had to work as a team” and another commented “Proper one on one uninterrupted family time, fantastic, fun and free!”
Crafty kites and Parachute men building activity went down a treat and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The project was made possible by funding from Joseph Rowntree Housing Trusts’ Derwenthorpe Community Fund TCV is very grateful to have been able to bring this project to life, thank you!