Posted on: Friday 24 August 2018
More than 280 play workers and volunteers have celebrated the end of the busiest ever summer of play schemes across Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.
Play workers ran a total of 48 play schemes across the three counties during the summer holidays which were enjoyed by about 4000 children.
The schemes provide a platform for children and young people to socialise and make friends, learn new skills as well as participate in new and exciting activities.
Torfaen executive member for children and young people, councillor Mandy Owen said: “Our staff and volunteers do a fantastic job ensuring that children across Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Torfaen have access to safe and inclusive opportunities for play.
“So much hard work goes into making these schemes a success and I would really like to thank every single member of staff, and every volunteer that has helped to run the play schemes over the summer. It is not an exaggeration to say that we have the best play service in Wales and every single person involved is a credit to their local community.”
Torfaen play manager Julian Davenne said: “A right to play is a fundamental part of a child's life. Our play schemes give children a safe environment to learn more about themselves and their community, make friends, and is great for their health and mental wellbeing.
“I would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers personally for their hard work and everything they do for the children in their communities.”