Posted on: Friday 25 February 2022
Children at some of Torfaen Council's Play and Respite sessions welcomed a special visitor this half-term.
New Chief Executive Stephen Vickers visited the Blenheim, Nant Celyn, Llantarnam and Glenside and Cockerel groups to see some of the work done by the council's Play Service.
He met staff and volunteers and spoke to the children as part of the sessions, which are offered during the school holidays alongside other play and wellbeing camps.
Stephen said: “There are some days in your life you’ll always remember, today was one of them, I am totally inspired by the work of the Play Service.”
More than 600 children took part in the different sessions throughout the week, including more than 80 children with disabilities.
The camps were delivered thanks to around 90 playworkers and volunteers who organised activities such as games, sports and talent shows.
Play Service manager Julian Davenne: "We were really pleased to welcome Stephen to see just some of the work our wonderful staff and volunteers do to make the half-term as fun as possible, for as many children as possible."
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