An informative and fun day was had by all who attended our Arnott Pre-school Good Choices Day today (Friday 11 July 2014).
Around 100 residents attended the event, alongside a number of service providers who offered free advice and information regarding a number of topics from health care to road safety, leisure activities and Peabody’s strategy team who engaged with residents about the future of Thamesmead.
“Today has been really informative,” said Solange Diboa, whose daughters both attend Arnott Pre-school. “It is the first time I have attended Good Choices Day and it has been very insightful.”
A statement echoed by Olu Botu: “Working 9am-5pm I didn’t know much about what services are available to me locally. Coming here today has made me feel a part of the community. I’ve even learnt things about issues that don’t directly relate to me but now know how to look out for difficulties in friends and neighbours and know where I should direct them if they need help.”
The day proved popular with children too, offering face painting and smoothie making, Zumba and a picnic at the Good Life Garden based in Birchmere Park, where Arnott Pre-school children often visit to plant seeds and see them grow.
Trust Thamesmead’s Childcare Manager, Tracy Norcott said: “Good Choices Day is an important date in both our pre-school calendars. Every year a number of service providers give up their time to attend and we cannot underestimate the difference that makes to many residents lives. It gives them the chance to ask questions and find out more about topics that matter to them. To be able to facilitate this is invaluable.”
Acorn Pre-school based in Glimpsing Green, Thamesmead will offer their Good Choices Day event 10:00am-3:00pm on Friday 25 July.
These events form part of Peabody’s Summer in Thamesmead activity programme which is taking place throughout July and August.