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Killowen Kids Get Creative - Just for Fun!

Updated: 23 Sep 2018
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Rebecca, Lexi and Maci get creative at the Just For Fun class
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Children who attend a cross-community arts and crafts project in Killowen are looking forward to a busy few months thanks to a funding boost from us.
The ‘Just For Fun’ classes which take place each Saturday are organised by the Killowen Community Association in Coleraine and give children of primary school age a chance to take part in arts and crafts activities as well as learning about dance and drama.
Jane Hunter of Killowen Community Association described the benefits of the classes:
“This is the third year we are running Just For Fun and we’re delighted to offer the popular programme again to children and their families. Participants include children from three local primary schools – St John’s, D.H Christie Memorial, and Killowen – so it’s a fantastic opportunity to develop cross-community friendships.
“There’s no pressure for the children to perform to a high standard and they’re not being assessed or graded in any way - it really is ‘just for fun.’ It’s wonderful to see children engaged in such a positive, creative programme and we’re delighted the Housing Executive is supporting us.”
The community group was awarded £4,250 from our Community Grants funding programme to support a variety of projects. As well as running Just For Fun, the group is launching a horticulture course and flower arranging classes and purchasing materials for the community garden. The funding will also cover costs for the highlight of Killowen’s social calendar - a cross-community garden party which will take place in June.
Mark Alexander, our area manager for Causeway, said:
“We are very pleased to award Community Grant funding to Killowen Community Association because the projects and activities they manage offer so much to residents of all ages - encouraging health and wellbeing, supporting environmental improvement and helping develop intergenerational initiatives at a local level.”
Children who attend a cross-community arts and crafts project in Killowen are looking forward to a busy few months thanks to a funding boost from us.
The ‘Just For Fun’ classes which take place each Saturday are organised by the Killowen Community Association in Coleraine and give children of primary school age a chance to take part in arts and crafts activities as well as learning about dance and drama.
Jane Hunter of Killowen Community Association described the benefits of the classes:
“This is the third year we are running Just For Fun and we’re delighted to offer the popular programme again to children and their families. Participants include children from three local primary schools – St John’s, D.H Christie Memorial, and Killowen – so it’s a fantastic opportunity to develop cross-community friendships.
“There’s no pressure for the children to perform to a high standard and they’re not being assessed or graded in any way - it really is ‘just for fun.’ It’s wonderful to see children engaged in such a positive, creative programme and we’re delighted the Housing Executive is supporting us.”
The community group was awarded £4,250 from our Community Grants funding programme to support a variety of projects. As well as running Just For Fun, the group is launching a horticulture course and flower arranging classes and purchasing materials for the community garden. The funding will also cover costs for the highlight of Killowen’s social calendar - a cross-community garden party which will take place in June.
Mark Alexander, our area manager for Causeway, said:
“We are very pleased to award Community Grant funding to Killowen Community Association because the projects and activities they manage offer so much to residents of all ages - encouraging health and wellbeing, supporting environmental improvement and helping develop intergenerational initiatives at a local level.”