Fun and games at villages summer scheme

Taking part in some computer fun on the Wheelworks Community Arts Art Cart Bus during the fun day at Maghery Community Hall are, from left, Graham Ginty, Wheelworks, Ella McNiece (8) and Hollie Blackwood (10). INPT35-217.
Taking part in some computer fun on the Wheelworks Community Arts Art Cart Bus during the fun day at Maghery Community Hall are, from left, Graham Ginty, Wheelworks, Ella McNiece (8) and Hollie Blackwood (10). INPT35-217.

More than 40 young people from the neighbouring villages of Maghery and Milltown came together recently for some great summer fun.

Participants at the summer youth programme took part in workshops, arts and crafts, sport, trips, competitions and other activities.

The programme was based at Milltown Parish Hall for the first week and the second week was at Maghery Community Hall.

Larry Hamilton, Craigavon Rural & Loughshore Youth Initiative support youth worker, said, “All young people played their part in making the summer youth programme an overwhelming success.

“New friendships were developed and possible further scope for future inter-youth connection between young people from Maghery and Milltown .

“ A special acknowledgement to the enthusiastic and committed leadership team who worked extremely hard to ensure the summer youth programme was organised to a high standard and who encouraged the young people to participate in new interactive experiences with their peers from different rural, cultural and social perspectives.”

Larry also thanked community organisations in Maghery, Milltown and the greater Craigavon area for their support.