Posted on: Friday 5 July 2019
A range of free and exciting play activities is being provided this summer across Torfaen to ensure that every child’s right to play is supported.
A total of 35 different play provisions are being delivered in partnership with town and community councils.
This includes Open Access Playschemes, Activities Sessions, Learn, Laugh and Get Active Camps as well as Play and Respite Sessions.
The playschemes are being delivered from various locations across the borough for children and young people aged 5 – 12 years. There is support for those with disabilities up to the age of 18 years.
The playschemes will run from Monday 29 July until Thursday 22 August.
Playschemes provide a platform for children and young people to socialise, make friends, learn new skills and join in new and exciting activities. There is a strong focus on encouraging children and young people to be physically active.
Free healthy snacks are provided to all children and young people on the playschemes.
A mixture of paid workers and volunteers will deliver the schemes through the summer holidays. All workers and volunteers take part in an in-depth training week and will receive an enhanced DBS.
Over 155 young people aged 16 – 18 years will volunteer within the playschemes making a positive contribution to their local community.
The volunteers enable us to allow children with additional needs to attend the schemes. A total of 19,250 hours of volunteering will be provided by our volunteers this summer alone.
Inclusive support is also provided for those who require extra help to attend. All 155 spaces for inclusive support have already been allocated to children and young people with disabilities / behaviour support to attend the schemes this summer.
Please note that no pre-registration is required. Parents/carers are requested to accompany their child on the first day they wish to attend and complete the registration process with the site supervisor.
The playschemes will be taking place in the following areas:-
Llantarnam Fairwater, Coed Eva, Hollybush, Two Locks, Llanyrafon, St Dials, Croesyceiliog, Sebastopol, Tranch, New Inn, Pontypool, Pontnewynydd, Abersychan, Pentwyn, Garndiffaith, Penygarn and St Cadocs, Trevethin, Blaenavon, Henllys, Thornhill and Maendy.
For further information contact the Play team on 01495 742951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org