Fun and laughter over half-term

A headshot photo of one of our Youth Workers Conor McCarthy
Written by Conor McCarthy on February 20th, 2023

From museum trips to higher education tips, our half-term activities were varied and inclusive. It’s important for us at SkyWay to make sure our young people are able to engage in fun and new activities during our holiday programmes. Through these activities young people build their confidence, creativity and openness to new experiences. We had a busy programme with a range of activities on offer at the Blue Hut and a trip for each age group.  


Our February half-term programme went down a Treat!


We got the half term up to a bubbling start with a lively minis session where they made their own pizzas. It’s important to get the base right with the right amount of sauce and cheese, too much sauce and it will get floppy, too little and it will dry out. After you’ve finished the base. You’re free to get as creative as you like with veg. 

While half the group made pizzas, the other half made valentines cards. 

Later that evening, we had a visit from some of our older boys. The studio is always popular with this group, as was the ever-competitive ping pong. 



Who are these cool kids?

On Tuesday we took our Younger Futures group to the Imax in the Science Museum where we watched A Beautiful Planet – an inspiring 3D short film about space travel, astronauts, and Earth! The film had some really interesting snippets into life onboard the international space station. Did you know that without the effects of gravity astronauts can grow up to 3% taller in space? 

After the film, we wandered around the museum and checked out the interactive and thought provoking gallery ‘Who Am I?’.

When we arrived back at the Blue Hut. We had an open session with our ever-growing girls group. 



We had an open session for our Younger Futures. It’s always important for us to provide a space for young people where they can take the lead in their free time and decide what they want to do on their own terms. We played games, sang songs in the studio and played a ping pong tournament with chocolate prizes. 

During the evening we took the Older Futures group to Team Sport Go-Karting. Go-Karting is much harder than it looks and is a true test of nerves and ability. 

For many of our young people this was their first time go-karting, so we figured everyone’s a winner!



We capped a fantastic half term with a trip to All-Star Lanes Bowling with the Minis and few Younger Futures. We were really impressed with the bowling skills of our young people, but maybe even more impressed by their synchronized celebrations (video to upload hopefully – Ed). 


With half-term over, we’re back to our usual fun and exciting term-time schedule.