Dr Savi Arora
Group Fitness Activities
Dr has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.
It’s been a long time since we last came to Ryvers Primary school and fortunately the task of forestry garden (that required long leggings and tops and welly boots had been changed to play area tidy up!) phew! Thank goodness for that else we would have melted into this heat wave!
We met at Harrow Market and after the task brief we started our walk down to Trelawney Avenue.
It was actually really lovely to actually chat (and not be out of breath!). I had a lovely chat with Jean as we led the way to school with the naughty kids trailing behind us.
When we arrived on site Meera was there to give us access and show us the area we were working in.
Always a class act
The task was to blitz the Year 1 play area. There were Lego bit with no bobs, sand tray with a hole in my bucket toys and mud kitchens with actual mud! Plus a pile of toys that needed a decision on if it should stay or should it go!
With 8 of us in class today it was almost a full register!
Dr was in demolish mood as he sea’sed the day!
With the whole area done and dusted in 35 mins we had plenty of playtime left! So a good old obstacle course was the only way to go. A hula, a bat n ball, a bouncy thingy-ma-jig and the winning team - Team Meera win this week! But let’s see who makes a come back next week when we return for more playtime!
Ryvers Primary School on Trelawney Ave have asked us if we will help them with cutting back the vegetation in their forestry garden space.
Ryvers are a local primary school in Langley with a huge outdoor space that they use for teaching their pupils about the wildlife. Our task is to make this area usable again for them.
This task will need you to wear long sleeved tops and bottoms plus wellies, therefore we've made this a walking task over running. There will be thick bambles as well as stinging nettles so please dress appropriately.
We will meet up at the shops at Harrow Market on High St Langley (meet outside Bugens shop at 18.30). We will aim to set off by 18.40 latest on a 1 mile walk down Langley Rd, then Cockett Rd into Trelawney Rd. Parking at Harrow Market is free after 18.00
Please bring gardening gloves, all other tools will be provided by the school.
Update 9th July
This will still be a walking task however we no longer need to bring wellies or wear long sleeved clothing as we are now clearing out the play area and not the foresty garden area.
This evening we were back helping The Slough Refugee Support with a gardening task.
We met at 6:30pm in Salt Hill Park for the task brief and warm up. As the task venue was also in the park we decided on hill sprints as our 'run to' session! I say we, I mean me!
With the sun shining down on us there was only one way to do… UP! and boy was there some competitive sprinting going on!
It was great to have Eoin join us today on his first Slough task!
With the hill sprints completed we headed to the other end of the park to the task location.
On arrival Keriann was there with tools at the ready to give the garden a makeover. With a good sized group tonight we divided into two teams to cover the side garden and back garden.
Dr was straight away on the lawn mower - he fought the lawn but the lawn won, though to be fair, Savi did a great job!
Sandy took her little patches and weeded them into nice little spikey piles - she did her good weed for the day.
Jean was loving being in the rose bushes, she cut back the ones that were turning ‘wild’, who knew roses turned wild? But these are the types of things that Jean always knows about - just one of rose things
Simmi didn’t moss around. She was straight into the flower beds de-weeding. Then cutting back the hedges with her newly WD40’d tool - we always have cutting hedge technology!
And finally we had Pam who always can’t herb her enthusiasm on gardening tasks. Pam was helping out here there and every where.
There is never a dill moment with us around and amazingly in just 45 minutes we had given both gardens a lovely makeover!
Giving us enough thyme to do lamppost to lamppost sprints all the way round the park, and finishing off with some leg strengthening exercises.
Next week we are over at Ryvers school. It will be a walking task as we need welly boots and long sleeved clothes on!
We will be back at Slough refugees Support this week. Slough Refugee Support provide valuable support to refugee families in Slough
Please bring your gardening gloves, rest of the tools will be provided.
Meet up point will be the green gym area in Salt Hill park. If you are driving you can try parking at the salt hill activity center or at Montem
Before we head to the refugee center we will do a lap or two of the park.
Our task will be to sweep up leaves in the main and generally give the garden a tidy up.
May from Langley Thames Hospice would like us to come help sort out Summer donations. Slight change of timings moving forward to 9:30am.
Meeting point will be outside main entrance, please note parking in Harrow Market no longer offer free parking, if you are able to find off street parking on Meadfield Road
Look forward to seeing you.
Any problems please contact my mobile 07939 121311.
We were back at the allotments this evening helping Home Slough with their pre/post natal therapy garden space.
We met on Shaggy Calf Lane and with task brief and warm up done we walked/jogged down to the allotments to crack on with plot 1.
The plot thickened as we approached our intended area to see how overgrown it had become but we knew weed could get this plot sorted!
The perfect balance
Having a system in place and willing helpers is the perfect balance to getting a task done quickly and efficiently. So with Savi skimming the top layer and Sandy, Kam, Pam and Abdul turning over the soil we achieved equilibrium!
Whilst Sut was having a wheely good time filling up the wheel barrow!
Within 30 minutes weed skimmed, pulled, turned over, swept and tidied up the plot! Just in time for some photos and fitness!
So with the options of a strength workout or agility, power or balance the team chose balance!
With pendulum swings, skaters, tree poses and runner drives our man Mr Savi Singh was on fire! We deffo wins the balance award!
Next week we are back at our local hospital for a car park litter pick!
Tuesday task not Monday (am I away on the Monday so this task has been moved to Tuesday 21st June)
And we are back at the allotments! Helping home-Start slough with their therapy allotment space for pre/post natal mums
We will meet at The King Wexham, Shaggy Calf Lane (please do not park in their car park as they will fine you… instead park in the residential streets like Shaggy Calf Lane)
Time to meet is 18:30
We will then run down Shaggy Calf Lane to the allotments which is around 1km each way.
Bring wear old trainers and bring your own gardening gloves.
All other tools will be provided
We were back at The Artful Hub this evening helping Eva and Jess with a couple of prep jobs for their new town Centre premises. The Artful hub opened a few weeks ago and have since then been providing the community with a lovely space to get arty.
We’ve helped them now on around 5 occasions and each time it gets brighter and a more beautiful space. Slough is lucky to such a lovely venue for its residents to be creative in.
Our meet up point was at Sainsbury’s where we did the task brief and brief warm up! Followed by a short jog/walk to Queenmere.
On arrival Eva and Jess where there to greet us and provide us with the task lowdowns.
So into two teams we went…
Team Blank Canvas and Team Sandy Pallets
Team Blank Canvas consisted of Nimi ant Simmi and their task was to paint the small office in the main shop floor area with a splash and a dash of pure brilliant white.
Team Sandy Pallets consisted of Savi, Pam and me. We had the task of sanding down two large pallets.
Savi had the bright idea of putting the pallets on the stack of tyres to prevent us from bending down too much! Fantastic idea for a tyresome job!
Thanks to everyone for coming along tonight. Next week we are at the allotments but on Tuesday evening over our usual Monday night.
We will be continuing to help Eva and the Artful Hub project with getting their new unit ready for their new project and their Home Slough art event. The Artful Hub are a new initiative helping adults in Slough with forming new skills and meeting new people. They have been in their new unit for a few months now and we have already helped them paint the unit to get it ready. This task is a continuation of what we have done in the past.
This is an indoor painting task (either the walls or pallets) so please wear a mask unless exempt. You may get paint on you so please wear old leggings, top and trainers that you don't mind getting dirty.
All tools etc will be provided including vinyl gloves.
We will meet at Sainsbury’s on Uxbridge Rd (park up and head towards the main road and I’ll be there with my red GG t shirt on)
Meet up time is 6:30pm
After the task brief and warm up we will head the short 1km distance to the Queensmere mall. The unit is the ex Body Shop unit near the O2 shop.
We will need to use the service access area to enter and Eva will be there to give us access.
This is a 'ready to run session' so no bag drop. If you are coming from work and need to get changed you can use the toilets inside Sainsbury's but you will need to carry your bag with you.
Look forward to seeing you then.