The old gymnasium at the Douglas Ewart High School was transformed into a manic game zone on Monday night! 35 members of the Newton Stewart Junior Youth Club took part in the fun, safe, nerf wars games and delighted in ‘shooting’ their comrades and leaders! Nerf guns are a popular children’s toy that fire small foam darts that attach to vests to win games and earn points. The session was delivered by portable activity event specialists, Activity Delivered, who are based in Edinburgh.
Whilst these games are fun, they are also a great opportunity to encourage team working skills, strategic thinking and to build fitness, as there is lots of running around. The Newton Stewart Senior Youth Club and Creetown Senior Youth Club will also be participating in their own games on Wednesday and Thursday nights this week.
Creetown Initiative’s youth work team have been able to organise this event due to activity and events funding from BIG Lottery Young Start Fund and Children in Need. Without this funding, events and activities such as those provided by Activity Delivered and other companies outside of Dumfries and Galloway, would not be possible for our rurally isolated young people.