Posted on: Monday 25 April 2022
More than 450 children attended Torfaen’s Play and Wellbeing Camps at schools across the borough during the Easter break.
Specialist play and respite sessions were also delivered to more than 80 children with disabilities.
Run by Torfaen Play Service, the children were able to take part in an action-packed week full of games, sports and talent shows.
Around 110 playworkers and volunteers worked together to provide a range of play activities at the camps, including, arts & crafts, egg hunts and the clear favourite, Lego building.
Headteacher at Garnteg Primary School, Susan Roche, said: “The Easter wellbeing camp at Garnteg has been eggsellent! There have been numerous opportunities for children to be active, learn, create and spend time with their friends.
“The excellent staff and volunteers have provided a wide range of experiences for the children from craft activities to music movement and even yoga. The children in Torfaen have really benefitted from the experiences offered and the high numbers of children attending the camps each day shows that the play staff deliver an excellent service and the children have a fantastic time.”
Torfaen’s Play Service Manager, Julian Davenne, said: “It was a fantastic Easter break with children having great fun and the opportunity to play with their friends under the watchful eye of our staff and volunteers. Without them, it would not be possible to offer so many opportunities for the children of Torfaen. We have already started planning for Whitson at the end of May, making sure we can offer as much as possible for all. ”
Information about the Summer play programme will be given out in schools, or you can follow the Torfaen Play Service on social media.