Creating connections at KP Community BBQ

In this day and age, we seem to be more disconnected from our neighbours. From working long hours, working weekends, so many scheduled activities for kids, and most of us engaged with technology, TV, Internet, or computer games as well as a lot of our interactions now moving to online or with machines, we are less likely to make links with the people who live around us.

With this in mind, the NCNS Community Development team,with the Youth Team, decided to host a Community BBQ with Kingswood Park residents, an opportunity for the community to connect with others who live in the neighbourhood.

On a hot, sticky and humid afternoon, we came down to the Park across from Kingswood Park School, to set up for our community BBQ. Uniting and Penrith City Council’s Middle years program staff also joined us. Thank you to you guys for supporting this day.  Community bonded over a delicious sausage sizzle and spent the afternoon involved in chalk art, bubbles, ball games, skipping and an Aboriginal craft activity.

Community were also treated to some homemade cookies freshly baked by our Women’s Group that morning. Thank you, ladies!

A huge hit was double dutch skipping; this is where two long jump ropes turn in opposite directions and are jumped by one or more players simultaneously, with one mum in particular demonstrating exceptional talent!

The afternoon was so much fun, with over 80 children and carers coming along to relax and chat to others in the neighbourhood making what we hope will be long lasting friendships. It was lovely to see!

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