We are delighted to share with you about our Summer “memories” Experience! It catered for 500 socially isolated and financially disadvantaged children and young people from Hackney & Haringey, Barnet including children and young people with moderate to severe special needs / disabilities. We ran at 153 Stamford Hill. The project was run by 45 dedicated staff members and 70 Youth volunteers who gave of their time to assist in the design, planning and running of the project. The theme brought joy and warmth to everyone! We learnt that if we use our time wisely great heights can be achieved. We enjoyed competition performances on arts ie. song/dance/drama & crafts.
Animal Encounters :
Children had opportunities to care for their cuddly furry friends who they remember from the past creating lasting memories and learning to be sensitive and knowledgeable regarding the needs of animals.
Children were given opportunities to explore every day safety Scenarios and learn first aid, road safety etc..
Fresh ‘n’ Fruity Event
Children had an interactive well-being session teaching social and emotional skills, and better sharing & communication. Also workshops teaching the importance of healthy eating and keeping fit, including preparing and eating a healthy lunch together and physical activities including races and circus skills. An oral health practitioner promoted oral hygiene for healthy teeth.
Physical Activities: The children had loads of fun ‘plazma cars’ self riding cars, biking activity, PE, ball games, parachute games skipping and circus skills activities including Stampa bouts, stilts, hoops, pogo sticks, juggling scarves and lots more. It kept them happy, active, fit and healthy.
Assembly Event/Social – We invited a Guest Speaker who inspired the children and young people according to the Playschemes theme, empowering them to recognise their strength. Classes were divided and given a topic to perform on teaching them morals and values. Participants then enjoyed a visual presentation accompanied by music and song. The Young People learnt the motto composed by the volunteers that they had prepared in a studio. There was lots of happy singing and acting performances by the eager participants all alongside the rhythmic music getting everyone into high spirits!!
Each class was given a letter to decorate using different materials based on the theme “Memories”. With excitement in their voices they came down to the dining hall to share their masterpieces with their friends.
Surprise Ofsted Inspection!
SPYP happily welcomed an Ofsted Inspector who spent a day with us. She was impressed at the friendly and happy atmosphere, and professionalism of staff. Report can be viewed on-line.