Picnic & Play at Troon Beach!!
Saturday 4th June
‘That was the best day ever!’
Buckle your seatbelts Castlemilk Hub because we are off to Troon Beach!!
There was not a cloud in sight in the sky, just pure BLUE! The sun was shining and the heat was mounting as quickly as the excitement of our Castlemilk Hub pals who were well prepared for the beach day ahead.
Sun cream to keep our skin protected and healthy, plenty of water to be well hydrated, sun glasses, hats and all the enthusiasm required for fun times at Picnic & Play.
For some of our pals this was the first time ever at the beach so expectations were high, but everyone was very patient and enjoyed the bus trip from Castlemilk to Troon Beach. it was a great chance to meet Sarah who will be joining us at our Castlemilk sessions from now on.
On arrival we noticed that many other people had come to Troon for a nice day out in the sun, so the town was busy!
Ruby & Andre had found a nice spot to set up ‘camp’. Close to the beach dunes we settled ourselves and got ready to make our circle while Amina, Amira, Nadeem, Atif & Anissa took care of starting the barbecue for our Picnic.
It was just great to take our shoes off and feel the sand between our toes! It felt just right to take off our long sleeve tops and to roll up our trousers! Or like Fiire, Anita, Ameerah, Kevin or Levi did, just get more comfortable in your very own ‘beach’ style!
How different did it feel to play our games by the sea? It was rather exciting to roll in the sand during Funky Chicken and to feel the warm sun on our bodies playing Big As Bear! To cartwheel about as Pirates and to run about barefoot from the Witches after they screamed ‘poison!’
And then…to the water!!!
Some got in tentatively like Taz and Emma who were feeling the cold in their feet but loving the water regardless. Others just went straight in like Arwa & Hadir’s big brother Armgeed – and Sarim who went in fully dressed!
Tentatively means to do something in a way that lacks confidence; hesitantly.
Pemi & Desi swam for a while until they were shivering and had to be wrapped in towels and dressed quickly so they could warm up again, but their big sis Fiire who had never swum before, was like a fish to water. She was not cold at all! Both she and Jared couldn’t get enough of swimming in the sea! Ameerah loved swimming too but also loved dancing with her mum, Anita in the ocean shallows!
The truth is, almost everybody went in the water at some point and since it was really quite hot, dipping in and out of the sea was the loveliest thing to do.
‘The barbecue is ready!’
Sayeda made delicious onion pakora with a lovely sauce and Amina made her signature Chicken Tikka that many of our pals enjoyed! We also had lovely veggie sausages and burgers, fruit and delicious ice cream.
It was just a perfect beach day with delicious food and lovely pals to enjoy it with and I think we can all agree that the Castlemilk Hub pals were all fantastic at making the day relaxed and fun and also safe for everyone as we all looked out for each other and helped each other out throughout the day.
It is exactly what we say about playing our games! ‘Games are best when everyone is in them!’ So, the same goes for a brilliant day out: days out are best when we all look after each other together, to make sure we all have the best time!
Thank you all for being the best pals for the best day ever!!!
By Taz, Andre, Sarah, Rhianne, Ruby & The Castlemilk Hub pals