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Teens plan fun day for youngsters at NW5 Community Play Project

24 August, 2017 — By William McLennan

Lexie, Harfiz and Amy with NCS volunteers Jordan Kennedy and Chloe Cook

TWO generations were united at a Kentish Town community play project yesterday (Wednesday), with teenage volunteers helping to entertain younger children.

Secondary school students taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) course this summer joined staff at the NW5 Community Play project on the Peckwater Estate.

Activities included a bouncy castle, face-painting and cake-decorating.

Project staff Aisha Smith and Sharley Peet-Newitt with youngsters on the summer scheme

Sharley Peet-Newitt, who runs the play project, said: “The kids love it, because they are younger and they relate to them so much. They just want to be their mates and it also gives the volunteers great experience.”

As well as the popular summer play scheme, the NW5 project runs an after- school club during term time.

Lillie and Zach join in with the face-painting at the Peckwater Estate

For more information or to make a donation to the charity-run scheme, visit: www.nw5project.


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