We've got loads going on this summer! including:
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Our girls' group took a long and much needed day break to Blackpool. They spent the day enjoying rides together at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and spent time together on the beach. Girls group has been undergoing a transition with older young women moving on and younger women moving up the older session. The day gave the young women the opportunity to continue to build and develop new friendships with each other as well as creating oppourtunity for conversation and learning.
After over a year on lockdown our lads’ group were itching to go out on an adventure together where they could get out into nature. The group planned and organised a ‘road trip’ to Buxton and the Heights of Abraham in the Peak District. They explored and learnt about caverns, rode on cable cars, walked through acres of woodlands and past lakes and took in breath-taking views. It was a time of fun, being active, learning and making memories together.
A group of children from Brunswick that 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 friendships. 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 part in a 2 hour session: an hour of coaching and an hour to explore the park and try out their new skills.
During the Easter holidays, we ran 2 play sessions per week in each of the three areas we work in: Brunswick, Coverdale and Grove Village. 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 2 days, M13 alongside our Central East partners, Anson Cabin, Levenshulme Youth Project and HideOut Youth Zone, packed over 2500 play bags for children on free school meals across 18 primary schools. This was a mammoth task but was achieved due to the dedication and hard work of all involved.