Summer play schemes - Dewsbury

Release Date: 07-Sep-2015
This summer, KNH teamed up with KFTRA, Kirklees Council and a number of other partners to bring food, fun and learning to dozens of children on our estates.

Working closely with the Council’s Play Team and exciting and innovative play providers including Lawrence Batley Theatre, fine artist Anya Greenop and Bushcraft specialists BeMoreOudoors, we developed a varied menu of play experiences that have enchanted and thrilled children from our estates.

Our aim wasn’t just to fill the days but to encourage them to use their imaginations, to solve problems and build self-confidence, so that they go back to school refreshed and ready to learn rather than bored and demotivated.

Dozens of children have benefited from this rich and varied programme of activities, which would not have been possible without the help and ideas we have received from volunteers and community groups and the generous donations made by our sponsors Magnet Kitchens, First Bus and Huddersfield University.

In the Dewsbury area (Dewsbury Moor, Becketts & Westtown), we worked with Sports Education Training, Integrated Youth Services and Lawrence Batley Theatre to provide free sessions throughout the holidays for more than 150 8-12 year olds. Activities included football, rugby, golf, arts & crafts and dance.

We also worked with Chickenley Community Centre, Total Sports, Kelly Bucknell (dance) and the Integrated Youth Service to put on a week of activities including football, arts and crafts, baking and dance for 33 children.
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