5 glorious family summer activities

Oh yes!! The summer holidays are looming and many parents are wondering how to fill the 6 or 8 week gap...

Some are off on lovely holidays in the sun some are staying at home, for those of you who are looking for a little inspiration, look no further - your 5 glorious family summer activities are here....

1.  Zombie Challenge

Oh yes, this challenge gets everyone up on their feet as you team up and escape from the zombies!  The app can be downloaded onto your phone for a small cost of £19.95 (25% of which goes to Giving Africa) - grab a family team and see what you can do! Hurry, the challenge starts on 24th July! For more information click here: http://outbreakchallenge.com/givingafrica/

2. Your own family Barefoot Challenge

Understanding how the children at Bethel School feel as many of them walk to school barefoot is really only achieved by going Barefoot and feeling the earth beneath your feet, taking things a little slower - there are many different things you can do barefoot from walking the dog, perhaps doing some family yoga or doing some crafts.  For more on the Barefoot Challenge, click here: https://www.givingafrica.org/barefoot-challenge/ for crafts, do check out these inspirational ideas from pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=summer%20crafts%20feet&rs=typed&term_meta[]=summer%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=crafts%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=feet%7Ctyped

3. Get Baking!

On a rainy day (there are bound to be some!) why not get your children involved in baking some lovely cakes that they can sell to raise money for Giving Africa?  Click here for a lovely, really easy recipe courtesy of Mary Berry herself: http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/430522/Mary-Berry-s-iced-fairy-cakes.

4. Do something you have never done before!

As a family what have you never done before? A visit to the New Forest? a castle? a farm?  Click here for further inspiration in your local area: https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/

5. Tell the family about Burkina Faso and Africa!

We are starting our Youth Ambassador programme in September.  This gives pupils at schools in the UK the opportunity to tell their peers about Burkina Faso and Bethel School.  This teaches students presentation skills, mirrors elements of the UK school curriculum and, for older students, there is the opportunity to sit in on Trustee Meeting providing invaluable experience for those who may want to enter business.  To learn more please do contact eleanor@givingafrica.org