On Sat 25th May, Dell and myself ran a skateboarding party for Harrison who was celebrating his 9th birthday with 15 of his friends at Charlton Skatepark. Harrison got a schoolofskate.co.uk T-Shirt and as you can see from the pictures, much fun was had by all.
We divided the group up into those who could ride and those who couldn’t, with myself taking the majority of the group through one hour of tuition following the familiar format, with:
- Warm up
- Learning to stand on our board; establishing Regular or Goofy stance
- Learning a controlled dismount
- Learning to push along and stop
- Learning The Carve
- Learning The Roll In down the bank.
After the lesson we gave the kids half hour free skate to do what they wanted before they decamped to the old cottage coffee shop cafe, where Michael and Mimi laid on panini and drinks for the party guests, and after lunch they did the birthday cake.
Salley, Harrison’s mum, had the following to say about the day:
“Thank you for a very cool birthday party and thanks to School of Skate all the kids have a new hobby. It was an awesome afternoon with many parents texting to say how much they enjoyed the party, Stuart and Dell could not have been more attentive. We will definitely recommend School of Skate for future parties.”
If you have a bigger party, like Harrison, or have any special requests we should be able to accommodate you.