A group of children from Brunswick we engage with through detached and play sessions, attended a trip to ‘Projekts Skate Park’. This was part of our ongoing work with the group around friendship. The trip provided a space for children to try something new, challenge themselves, form new friendships as well as rekindle old ones and have fun. They took park in a 2 hour session 1 hour of coaching and 1 hour to explore the park and try out their new skills.
During the easter holidays, we ran x2 play sessions per week in each of the three areas we work in. Children took part in Arts and Crafts, group games, made bird feeders and planted sunflower seeds. As part of our sessions we provided balanced nutritional lunches and children received a nutritional wall chart and books from Manchester libraries. Our play sessions offer a safe space for children to learn through play and have fun.
In April over the course of 3 days M13 alongside our central partners packed over 2500 play bags for children on free school meals across 18 primary schools. This was a mammoth task but was achievable due to the dedication and hard work from all involved.