More than 120 vulnerable children supported at half term wellbeing camps

Posted on: Friday 19 February 2021
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Torfaen Play and Sports Development have worked in partnership during the February half term to deliver five play and wellbeing camps for vulnerable children in Torfaen.

The wellbeing camps were delivered at school sites across the borough and provided an opportunity for more than 120 vulnerable children to take part in a range of sports activities, get creative through play and generally let off some steam during these troublesome times.

Activities delivered linked to the “5 ways to wellbeing” which encourage children to Connect, Give, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Be Active.

Over 30 playworkers and 5 sports development workers came together to deliver the  positive wellbeing sessions and in addition, two specialist wellbeing provisions were delivered for children with disabilities identified by Crownbridge School, the Inclusion Team and Social Services.

Sites that delivered the Torfaen wellbeing camps were:

  • Blaenavon Heritage School
  • George Street Primary
  • Garnteg Primary
  • Blenheim Community Primary
  • Llantarnam Community Primary

Councillor Fiona Cross, Executive Member for Children, Families & Communities, said: “It is vital that we do the upmost to safely support as many children as possible to have opportunities to play during these troubled times.

These sessions have allowed children to connect with other children in a Covid safe environment, whilst giving parents and carers a well-earned break.”

Susan Roach, Head Teacher at Garnteg Primary, said: "The wellbeing camps are an excellent way for children to connect prior to returning to school. They provide many great benefits for children, including opportunities to keep learning and to learn new skills.

By allowing children to take part in sport, dance and play, in the outdoor environment, plays a crucial part in supporting their mental wellbeing. Group activities such as circle time also offers them a time to reflect and support each other in a fun and caring way."
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