A fun time at Pembury
A good time was had by all at the recent Fun Day at Pembury in Hackney.
400 people came along on 6 August to enjoy the variety of activities on offer, which included basketball, t-shirt printing, arts and crafts, Pembury's Got talent and more.
Local MP, Meg Hillier (below), joined the fun and particularly appreciated the "fantastic community spirit"
Pembury Children's Community
The Fun Day was held to mark the first anniversary of the Pembury Children's Community, an ambitious 10-year programme on the estate which is being led by Peabody and Hackney Council. So far this programme has delivered adult education for parents, childcare, and reading and homework groups for children, as well as apprenticeships for young people.What's on at Pembury
Shevelle Furlonge, Community Development Apprentice, who helped organise the event, said: "Overall the day was a success, with a variety of different activities for the residents. This was an exciting experience for me being the first big event I’ve taken a lead role on. I’ve learnt a lot and there was a really good turnout."
Key partners who were involved on the day were: City and Hackney Mind, Hackney Downs User Group, Pembury LEYF Nursery, Groundworks, Hackney Playbus, Hackney Health Hub, Pembury Craft Group, Pembury Over 50s Group, Sundial Golden Girls, Clapton New Testament Church Boys Brigade and Lifezone, Urban Arts Youth Van and Gingko Plants.
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We organise a range of activities for residents of all ages: from reading clubs for parents and young children, through to social events for older people.
Find out more about our ambitious 10-year Pembury Children's Community programme and how it is making an impact. Please note that the Children's Community is being evaluated by Sheffield Hallam University – you can read their Year 1 summary evaluation report here.