It’s summer – It’s beach time!  

written by Amanda, community leader and volunteer and Lisa

It is a tradition at SLRA that during our summer break, in which we do not have our weekly sessions, we go with a group of families and adults to a lovely beach in England.  

Last year, we could not organise such a trip due to Covid. However, we were super excited to continue this tradition this year. When we started inviting families and adults who came regularly to our weekly sessions, everyone was super happy and immediately wanted to join us.  

In the end, 52 people including children met in the early morning in August to go by bus to the beach. The sewage news led to last-minute changes but did not change the excitement in everyone’s face when we all sat on the bus to the seaside.  

We had such a wonderful day! Everyone enjoyed themselves on the beach either swimming in the sea, sitting in the shadow of an umbrella or playing on the beach. We even needed to defend our food from the seagulls for a while, but nothing stopped us from having a brilliant time with many laughs and smiles!  

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Fun in the sand, a maze on the beach, tug of war and so much more… Margate Seaside Day trip was a blast. We ate, we juiced and watered our throats, and we swam. A collection of shells, pebbles, seaweed for soup. Rides for the kids, frisbee and games with bubbles, sand through our toes and castles and mermaids built from sand. Thank you SLRA for a great day out. Ice cream and cheesecake to end the day!!!

Amanda – volunteer and community leader

volunteer and community leader

We can’t wait for the next summer break to do it all again!