Wow what a summer! For the first time FAST London was able to run a full summer programme of activities.
As well as weekly drop-ins and sports, with support from Battersea Summer Scheme, we ran discounted trips taking the young people off the estate for fun and adventure. These trips included kayaking, Adventure Island, Water Wipe Out, Sports in the Park, Clue Quest, and a day of trialling new sports at the Olympic Park.
This summer was about deepening our relationships with the young people – particularly the new younger group that are going into secondary school and have just joined us. Through the mixture of challenge, fun and adventure we were able to get to know the young people better and gain trust where we might not have had it before. The programme has also helped us to connect more with parents.
To complete the summer we ended with a big summer festival that saw many of the young people we have been working with over the year help with the planning and organising in the run up and on the day.
Here are some photos taken by O’Niell who is a key FAST young person and was our chief photographer on the day.