This year’s Summer Activities Programme was a record breaker! We held more activities than we have ever before and with over 120 Looked After children and young people accessing the activities no wonder it flew by. On offer there was action packed adventure activities like the Outdoor Activity Day, Horse Riding and Mountain Biking. For the sportier amongst the young people there was the Golf Day and Bell Boating with five-times Olympic canoeist Andy Train for them to enjoy. Highlights also included a Green Fingers Bush Craft Explorer Day, Fishing, Outdoor Cooking, Pottery and a Graffiti Art day.
We also hosted two activity days packed with a variety of activities including cooking, fishing, den building and arts especially for Kinship and Adopted young people.
Highlights definitely included a brand new collaboration with the University of Worcester on our Summer Theatre Week. The young people achieved so much in that week, from increasing their confidence – which was recognised by their carers – to learning new drama and performance skills as well as working in a team and helping to support one another. The final performance was absolutely fantastic and all the feedback from the carers, University staff and Ambassadors was so positive we will be looking at delivering this activity again.
The early year’s day – Freedom Play Day was another success and this year. We created our own musical instruments from recycled resources and used these instruments to end the session with a drop in music session on playing Djembe and Bongo drums.
The Children’s Homes were also able to access the Summer Activities Programme including the Graffiti Day, Horse Riding, Outdoor Cooking, Golf, Pottery, Bell Boating and Kayaking and an Outdoor Activity Day at Top Barn. They also enjoyed the Bowling Celebration at the end of the summer.
Well done to all the young people involved and making the Summer such an exciting time and thank you to all the people involved in setting up the Summer Activities Programme and making it all possible.