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Flintshire’s all set for a fun filled summer

Published: 22/05/2019

Flintshire’s summer play schemes are gearing up for another summer of fun.

The schemes, which have been in existence since 1996, will be delivered by the Council’s Play Development Team in partnership with local town and community councils, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Welsh Government.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:

“In Flintshire, we are very proud of our summer play schemes which provide children with the opportunity – the time, space and permission - to play out locally, meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

“In 2018, 3,901 children attended the play schemes which take took place throughout the County, proving them to be yet another huge success.”

In all, this summer, there will be 56 site locations, either morning or afternoon, across the County delivered for 3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks of the summer holidays. This equates to 1,100 play sessions or 2,200 hours of play.

The sessions are for children aged between 5 and 12 years and up to 15 years for children with disabilities.

Younger children are welcome to attend with a parent, grandparent or carer.  

No general scheme pre-registration is required, except for the following: 

  • ‘Quayplay’, Connahs Quay Central Park for children 5 to 11 only (5 years - 15 years for children with disabilities attending via the Buddy scheme)
  • All children aged 5 to 15 years attending via the Buddy Scheme (And up to 25 years if young people with disabilities are volunteers on site)
  • All children participating in the Share Your Lunch Scheme.

In 2019, there are 900 supported places for children with disabilities via our Buddy Scheme and 50 Kicks for Kids (Wales) sessions delivered at 26 of our play scheme sites.

Councillor Roberts continued:

“There will be three Welsh medium play schemes at Ysgol Croes Atti, Ysgol Bro Carmel and Ysgol Maes Garmon for 6 weeks in 2019.  There were 390 children who registered for our Welsh language summer play schemes in 2018 and it is an important strand of our Welsh in Education Strategic Plan that children have the opportunity to access their play scheme through the medium of Welsh.”

For further details, Flintshire Play Development Team 01352 704155, email Janet.Roberts2@flintshire.gov.uk.

 


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