Love to Learn Summer Scheme – a quick update

This year’s Love to Learn Summer Scheme is well underway and lots of fun is being had by all our young people, volunteers and coaches. Building on the last two years we set up an action packed timetable for our young people that included multi-sports activities, art workshops, drama workshops and even a small art therapy project. We’re running five days a week, over four weeks, with two activities happening each day.

The young people have fully engaged in the activities. With our junior sports sessions attracting 70 young people. So it’s a good job we’ve got such a fantastic group of summer coaches and volunteers. The young people have played volleyball, cricket and football and even had a giant game of tag. Our art sessions have seen the young people tie dying, sewing and working with clay. While the drama workshops have had our young people thinking about creating their own plays and scripts.

For the first time since before the pandemic we’ve also been able to run family trips again. Taking a group of 90 parents and children to Little Hampton was a pure joy. We love being able to remove these families from their daily stresses. Watching the young people enjoy the sea while their parents relax on the beach is such a pleasure. For our post-16 group there was a trip to Adventure Island at Southend-on-Sea where they competed to see who could go on the scariest ride the most times. Thankfully no one was sick!

None of our summer programme would be possible without the generous support we get from you our funders, our partners and of course our wonderful volunteers so thank you!

We will be in touch again in the autumn with a more detailed report about what we got up to this summer. In the meantime, thank you so much again.

Paula Robertson

Head of Love to Learn

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