The current academic year draws to a close with our last school in at Warning Zone on the 18th. June and July are always full-on with bookings and the volunteers that are available work their socks off. Many people take the opportunity to go away before the daft school holiday prices kick-in and this means it is often down to the wire when covering school visits. Well done and thanks to our volunteers who have managed to cover them all.
People are always asking, “What do you do in the holidays? It must be really quiet.” WHAT? This is Warning Zone; there’s always something going on. July sees the start of a run of business open days with 500 invitations having gone out.
Last month two short promotional films were shot using children from Wolsey House Primary School and we are now well into the planning for the filming of a new 5 minute briefing film to be shot later this month. We are again using children who will have just left Wolsey House as well as adult actors. The filming will take us out to several locations for a total of four days and the planning and logistics required are considerable.
On the fundraising side, this month also sees two evening Osprey Cruises on Rutland Water with wine, canapés and hopefully some ospreys and good weather. To be honest, the rain never gets in the way of a good evening and this year has seen a record number of chicks hatch at Rutland so there should be plenty of hunting for fish suppers going on.
Those of you going to the Market Bosworth Show on Sunday 7th should keep an eye out for Zoe, Rachel and Carl who are on the Warning Zone stand raising awareness of our work. Say hello and have a go at the beer goggles game.
Finally, you may have heard interviews with Richard and Vimme on BBC Radio Leicester following a reported incident of youths trespassing on the railway in Leicester. This is a reminder that the summer holidays in particular offer plenty of opportunity for youngsters to either hurt themselves or get into trouble. Well this July there are another 7000+ eleven year olds out there who should be better prepared to look after themselves – thanks to Warning Zone.