Local children thankful for a summer of fun
20 September 2016
As we come to the end of an action-packed summer of sport, children across Bridgend County Borough have returned to their classrooms after keeping active with the popular School’s out summer programme.
As part of the schemes on offer, children aged between eight and 12 years old had fun taking part in sports, games and crafts at Active 4 Life sessions, as well as exploring the outdoors with den building, play camping and adventure activities with the new Play Rangers programme.
Run in partnership with each area’s town or community council, the free Active 4 Life programme took place over a four week stint during the summer holidays in different locations across the county borough.
Younger children aged three to seven also got in on the action with Mini Play 4 Life sessions, while Welsh speakers and learners took part in a range of activities run by Menter Bro Ogwr and Urdd Gobaith Cymru.
Children with disabilities enjoyed play and social activities this summer as part of the Discovery Days programme, a referral-based holiday programme for 8 -19 year olds.
Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Services and Equalities, Councillor Hailey Townsend, said: “It’s been great to see children across Bridgend County Borough keeping active with the summer holiday programmes. Town and community councillors were thrilled when they visited Active4Life to hear how much the children enjoyed being able to get out of the house, have fun and meet new friends at the sessions.
“A big thank you goes out to the town and community councils who supported us to run these free programmes.”
To see a video of the range of activities that took part over the summer holidays, head to the council’s Youtube channel and search for ‘School’s out’.