Garrison Octagons hosted a group of lively primary school children from the Bayville and St. Mathias area last Thursday to a KaBOOM Play Date at the Art Splash Centre in Hastings. KaBoom Projects promote healthy outdoor play and play areas for children.
The location for the event, a private play park, provided the children with space to run and explore.
The afternoon began with an Easter Sweetie Hunt and was followed by favourite group games such as musical chairs, duck duck and hide and seek. A popular occupation was face painting by club member Shontae Sandiford.
Garrison Octagon President, Deneka Brathwaite, noted that she was pleased that the children enjoyed themselves. One child commented that the only thing she did not enjoy about the event was that it had to end.
Other students who were part of the planning committee were Ashley Alkins, Latifah Wood, Jerome Best, Mya Pilgrim, Kerri Gibbs and Nathiesha Small.
The Club would like to thank Mr and Mrs Billy Horsford of Art Splash Centre who sponsored the location, Carlton Hinds, Rev. Esther Willoughby, Giuse Ferri, and the Trotman family who assisted with the refreshments and the jumping tent.