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It’s been an action-packed summer at Kids, with children and young people taking part in a variety of activities. As summer comes to an end, we’re highlighting some of their favourite moments.
On 3rd August, children had the time of their lives attending Play Day events.
The Hear Me Out group travelled to Bridlington beach where they took part in team-building activities and games, before discussing ideas to develop the group. They took this opportunity to celebrate their achievements so far, having worked hard to help improve services for young people with SEND.
Meanwhile, the Hull team set up their tent and welcomed families to play with coloured rice, enjoying sensory activities on a warm summer day.
Week one of the Dudley playscheme saw young people experiencing a range of activities, from arts and crafts to snake-handling and bouncy castles.
A young person said, “I loved building a fort with the soft play and playing with my new friends.”
Goats, rabbits, ponies – families said hi to a large group of furry friends during their visit to Basingstoke Nursery. Parents had expressed interest in seeing animals at the nursery, so staff members brought the farm to them!
As well as farm and cinema trips, our young carers have been keeping fit by canoeing, building rafts and climbing. One climbing wall was particularly challenging for some, but everyone got their feet off the ground which was a fantastic achievement.
Families gathered to celebrate the achievements of children who left for school, or moved rooms within Basingstoke nursery. For many children, this was their first party since lockdown one.
One parent said, “Thank you so much for all the support and love you have given [my child]. Graduation was such a special end to an incredible era at Kids.”
Young people from our Hear Me Out YPEG had a brilliant day at SewerbyHall and Gardens. They enjoyed time together and did some filming with the East Riding Local Authority to create a video with the theme of ‘Young People Achieving’.
They also ‘turned the cameras’ on the LA team to capture what they learned by coproducing this video with young people.
This year’s Sandwell summer playscheme included a circus and drumming workshop, t-shirt painting and a visit to Huggle Pets. With so much fun and laughter, the children did not want the scheme to end.
The end of August saw our Loud Mouths and Hear Me Out groups finally meet. They had great fun making wind chimes, bird houses, bird feeders and sensory planters. It was fantastic to see both groups mixing, and the young people said they’d made new friends in each other.
On Saturday 20th August, a team of young people and staff members took on the Superhero Triathlon. Between them they swam 400m, cycled 10km and ran 2.5km. Josh, who attends the southern Young People’s Participation Team, was asked to be their official press photographer/videographer and did a fabulous job. Watch the video he created below.