Review of 2020’s Summer Programme
We were delighted to be able to host our annual Summer Programme for young people aged 8-13. Following the NYA guidance for safe groups of 15, we were able to run 4-weeks of sports activities, art & crafts and group games. This year we were kindly supported by Wychavon District Council who provided funding for 4 youth workers, a professional sports coach/teacher Conor, Bonkers Activities (water sports) and Kate (Clik-Clik Collective).
The main aim of the Summer Programme is to support young people through the school break, involving a range of activities to keep them busy and most importantly have lots of fun. We work hard all year alongside local schools to provide a Youth Work curriculum and firmly believe these young people are rewarded with a well deserved jam-packed, fun Summer.
Funding sports coach Conor (Worcester and Cardiff University) was able to deliver a Covid-safe tailored sports program. Filled with socially distanced team-work and active games. Planning sessions, games and workshops can be very time consuming for our team, we can’t thank Conor enough for his time, dedication and execution (alongside a pandemic) this year.
Kate (Clik-Clik Collective) – provided a number of sessions focused on arts and crafts. Kate is exceptional when it comes to bringing out young people’s creative side. This year she focused on young people expressing themselves through designing murals and T-shirts. Including: stencils, spray paint, pen/pencil & freehand designing.
Each Tuesday of the Summer Programme, Bonkers Activities provided us professional trained instructors for bell-boating, kayaking and stand-up paddle board sessions.