Posted on: Wednesday 5 June 2019
During the half term period more than 500 children took part in Torfaen's open access playschemes. 14 sessions were run in total with a range of activities organised encouraging children to play and get active.
The wet weather didn’t stop the children taking part in sports activities, arts and craft, music workshops, outdoor group games and even the daily mile, which they ran in their wellies.
Over 60 children who required 1 to 1 support also had many opportunities throughout the week to join in.
70 volunteers gave up their free time to work alongside paid workers to ensure all children were engaged in a safe and fun environment.
Executive Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Mandy Owen said, 'The Torfaen Play Sufficiency Action Plan is a detailed plan that ensures sufficient play experiences for children and young people is provided throughout the year. it is integral that we provide free opportunities for all children to play safely in their community.'
Torfaen Play Service Manager Julian Davenne said, 'Once again we had a great half term provision running for children and young people across torfaen with lots of opportunities for children to let off steam, none of which would be possible without the hardworking and commitment from our dedicated Volunteers and staff. Well done everybody!'.
For information regarding term-time open access sessions, please visit the Play Service pages on the Torfaen website.