Hello readers, I’m Suzannah, the Community Project Coordinator here at Flying Futures. This is my Blog debut and I am excited to be able to share with you all what I have been getting up to recently! I hope the blogs I write give you chance to get to know me better and keep you informed of what Flying Futures are doing in your local communities.
For the past few months I have been visiting different groups in the local communities of Hatfield, Dunscroft, Dunsville and Stainforth. During this time, I have been collecting information about what the public think of the community they live in and what it has to offer for residents of all different ages and interests. I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone I have come into contact with, discussing our views and opinions on how much we believe the areas in which we live have changed.
I have visited many groups and centres including the Dunsville village hall, Stainforth library and youth centre. But my main place of discussion has been at the Hatfield library where I have interacted with many of their different activity groups…and sang many nursery rhymes (guilty pleasure)! To find out more about what great sessions that take place at the Hatfield Library follow the link Hatfield Library
I have also been coordinating our StreetGames programme in which we offer sports sessions to young people age between 14-24, we deliver these sessions all over Doncaster including, Stainforth, Hatfield, Askern, Bentley and Kirk Sandal. I have been visiting all projects and it is exciting to see so many young people engaging in sports and socialising with others they would probably never of had the chance to meet if it wasn’t for StreetGames. Flying Futures works in partnership with Doncaster Twisters Trampoline club to deliver the StreetGames initiative. The club receives funding from StreetGames and the Flying Futures team assist in delivering, I coach on this session and follow the British Gymnastics Trampoline Proficiency Award Scheme where the participants achieve their trampolining Badges and get to compete in competitions. It is hugely rewarding as we break up for the Christmas break, to reflect on how all the young people I coach have excelled and impressed not only me but their selves and the blossomed relationships I have created. To find out more about Doncaster Twisters visit their website: Bentleypavilion.co.uk
I look forward to seeing what 2017 brings for me within my new role at Flying Futures and continuing to build on the new relationships I have been developing with the community of Doncaster.