This year ELHAP went all out to have the best summer playscheme ever!
Months of planning took place to make sure that all children were given the best opportunities to play in the most fun, crazy and imaginative ways imaginable.
It was 25 long and hard days of fun, mayhem and pure chaos but it was possibly one of the best ever. This year we had many, many new children joining us but also many that it would be their last summer at ELHAP. This was also the case for staff and volunteers with many of the team heading off to university in September or simply to new ventures in their lives. We had a large number of newbies joining us both as volunteers and staff and it felt like they had all been here for years!
Rather than simply writing about how brilliant the summer was we wanted to share with everyone some excellent photographic evidence of how successful the summer truly was. We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we did experiencing them!
Please enjoy some of our favourite moments from summer 2015!
soft room chilling
hanging out on the big slide!
dressing up as Stephanie from Lazy Town
Epic tunnel shenanigans!
Fun with fans!
Super hero day!
Plenty of dressing up and heroic deeds!
The ELHAP super squad!
There were many higlights over the summer but one of the best days at ELHAP ever was our Friday Holi Day! The children, staff and volunteers were armed with a ton of powder paint ready to throw at each other. Never before has making so much mess been so much fun, quite literally everyone and every thing was covered from top to toe with an assortment of colours and it took aaaaaages to wash off! Some staff even had some green paint left in their ears the following week!
Holi day paint fight – the aftermath!
Staff team post Holi day – a little bit cleaner
This was the year of the #selfie at ELHAP. Plenty of pouting and posing going on!
Oreo Truffles!! Yum!
more selfie bro!
As well as the selfies there were plenty of great moments showing the bond between staff and the kids!
Relaxing on the bouncy castle
Trampoline fun time!
just hanging out
Dress up – animal style
Casual bike ride
And also the friendships between the kids that have developed over the years!
Best buddies for life!
We had messy moments!
Children getting their own back on the staff!
Whipped cream fight
Mega marshmallow cooking
Ice lolly too cold!
We had some fantastic trips out to Homerton Grove and Glamis adventure playgrounds and some great visits from the exotic animals, mad science with Nitro Nick, the African drumming and dancing and mug decorating with Creative Biscuit!
African drumming workshop
African drum circle!
Mug painting dressed as an owl!
Epic face paint – SSSSSSSnake face! Big thanks to Sally for her face painting skills!
Arriving at Glamis
Tarzan swing at Glamis playground!
Visit to Homerton Grove
360 degree swing at Glamis
Overall it was an amazing summer and from all of us at ELHAP we would like to thank everyone including the children, parents, carers, staff, volunteers, visiting workshops and everyone else for helping to make this year a summer to remember!
There was a fantastic buzz of energy throughout all of the 25 days which helped many of the staff complete the long trek through the summer! Hopefully we can make summer 2016 an even greater year! Best start coming up with some crazy ideas now then!
Finally we wish the children, young people, staff and volunteers who are leaving us the best of luck in your futures and thank you for all the good times we have shared together at ELHAP, don’t be strangers and stay in touch!
ELHAP Staff team 2015!!!!
A truly amazing bunch of people!
Lots of love from all at ELHAP!!!!!!!