The cadets enthusiastically set about the task of fundraising for the event to pay for lunches and activities for their guests. They bravely chose to spend a night in police cells and raised enough money to cover the cost of 45 packed lunches, entrance to the local heritage museum, Butterfly World and boat hire (who all kindly agreed to reduce the cost of admission).
Communication wasn't a problem on the day as three translators were on hand to help, along with one of the Middlesbrough cadets who was Russian.
The group spent a wonderful, fun-packed day at the park and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Highlights included a boat trip along the River Tees, visiting the museum and an old police custody office, and playing a series of field games to round the day off. But the children were most excited by Butterfly World, which had a reptile centre, a mob of meerkats and up to 120 species of exotic butterflies. The best moment, they all agreed, was when the butterflies landed on them in the tropical rainforest.
The cadets should be proud of themselves for organising such a successful day. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part and helped make many happy memories for all involved.