A bouncy castle and a police horse helped kick off summer for Greystone kids yesterday.
Halifax Regional Police set up a number of stations on the grounds of Rockingstone Heights school in Spryfield designed to promote teamwork, community pride and sportsmanship.
“We’re trying to have a safe, positive way for the kids to start the summer,” said Const. D’Arcy Hueston, a community response officer who works in Greystone. He said it’s important for the kids to have a good relationship with each other, as well as the school and police.
“We interact with these kids and their parents on a daily basis so it’s nice to get to know them on another level,” he said.
They had soccer, limbo, a three-legged race, an obstacle course and other activities but the bouncy castle was the big draw.
“I love that station too,” Hueston said.
Eleven-year-old Kiara Sexton said she doesn’t know what she’s going to do this summer but yesterday’s event was a big highlight.