Villagers from Wrington, North Somerset celebrated 25 years of its Youth Week on Friday 12 August by sharing a cake among hundreds of people at the annual barbecue.
For one week in the summer holidays Wrington parents and children participate in a huge range of fun pastimes from parkour to pond-dipping and climbing to chocolate classes. Parents give up their time to plan, arrange and transport 240 children to all the activities. The week culminates in a big barbecue at Wrington Recreation Ground where the children and parents got together to celebrate the anniversary.
The week is run by volunteers, and one of the chairs of the committee is Jo Sinclair, who has been involved with Youth Week for over ten years.
Jo Sinclair said: “This week sees the culmination of a massive amount of hard work by a fantastic committee of parents who work tirelessly to give the children of the village an opportunity to experience new exciting activities and more familiar ones.
“It is a unique week where parents and members of the community come together as one, mucking in and giving their time, skills and experience freely to ensure all have a good time from the young through to teenagers and even the adults!
“It really represents what a community can achieve by working together. New friendships are formed and older friendships nourished, long may it continue and keep Wrington the very special place it is to live in.”