going forward
going forward

August 2019

Street Games funding- After School Club

Great news – from September, on Tuesdays, children in Riverside will be able to benefit from some fabulous after school activities.

This Thursday will be the last session for fit and fed this summer so Ranu is setting up some nice surprises for the kids to try, with the support of some local businesses – with something for the kids. Two businesses: Jannat Sarees have promised a big cake; One Stop Shop in Grangetown will surprise us with a box of goodies; hopefully both Clare food store and the local Spar will also be generous.

Some of the children have expressed a interest in boxing, and Ranu is approaching a local sportsman to come and show the kids some combinations and few tips.

A football coach whom currently runs coaching for kids will come in and have a kick about.

The younger children will be able to do art in the activity room. Thanks to the volunteers who have offered their time for this.

Sustainable Planet 2019

At Riverside Festival using a smoothie bike also known as a juice bike – young people and a few of more mature years had some great fun turning fresh fruit – a big thank you to Tesco in Cowbridge Road for the large box of bananas – and yoghurt into some really healthy drinks. The machine as you will see from the picture is a stationary bike that uses the cyclists pedal energy to drive the blender. Fruit & yoghurt goes into the blender receptacle, and after approximately 30 seconds of pedalling; aka useful exercise; one lovely nutritious drink has been made. Research has been shown that exercise can raise participants mood; and also can help with cardiovascular fitness. Some people even have fun doing this activity.

This activity has a low carbon footprint – SRCDC could considering introducing ‘energy bikes’ to power the lights in the centres – if enough volunteers can be persuaded!

Lamees Shosh producing smoothies
Lamees Shosh producing smoothies

People Power – nutritious fayre and great exercise – put a smile on your face while keeping fit and healthy!

Believe – Credu – Project Worker Sharon Krause a regular cyclist has no problems with the juice bike.