🎭 Friday 11th August was our final holiday club session and we have had an amazing day as our “gran finale”
😋 What we ate 🍽
During our youth club sessions and holiday clubs we encourage the children to taste something new. We have children with limited diets who have tried new foods at every session. Some have now
moved from packed lunches to SYP meals. This is a big deal. It’s a huge milestone for some of our children. 🙌🏻
🚨🚨🚨Today we provided 164 high quality meals at a cost of £101. That’s 62p per head 🚨🚨🚨
🥞For breakfast we had a pancake station with lots of toppings to tempt everyones tastebuds 🍓 What a hit the pancake station was.
🌭 Lunch was camp fire hot dogs and s’mores which was another big hit. Some children tried mustard for the first time today
🧁It was our 5th birthday yesterday so everyone had a birthday Kinder Bueno cupcake from Mimi's Bakes in Sacriston.
The fruit and veg everyone enjoyed today:
10 of their 5-a-day!
🌳 What we did 🪵
After breakfast we did some physical exercise to boosts our mood, increase blood flow to our brain, and improve our focus ready for the day’s activities.
We then went on a coach trip to Nikki Noo Noo’s Forest School.
🙏🏻 We had an amazing day and the children were beautifully behaved and so respectful and helpful to each other.
🕷🪲 We went on mini beast hunt. We created our own mini beast art. We explored the forest area and nature and went on a scavanger hunt.
🪛 We had a go at building a survival den, made souveniers and learnt how to palm drill. We practiced fire safety and lit our own fires using flint and steel. We made clay creatures.
🌭 We cooked hot dogs and s’mores on the camp fire.
✨ Back at the centre we made Glitter Glow Calm Down Jars - for the children to use when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. We added a visual sensory tool element; the children all personalised their jars to reflect their individual personalities.
✋ The hands we made are to make a SYCP tree; we talked about SYCP being an extended family and that we all share our roots, we provide branches for the children to “branch out” and try new things and have new experiences.
🆓 Today’s freebies
Everyone who attended holiday club today received a backpack, packed lunch bag and pencil case worth over £40 or a free backpack donated from JD Sports head office.
❤️❤️❤️Who we appreciate❤️❤️❤️
Thank you to The JD Foundation and Chester le Street and District Area Action Partnership Fun and Food for funding our summer holiday activities. Without your support and funding we could not deliver the best ever sessions to our families free of charge.
❤️ Thank you to our staff and volunteers for being amazing, and being super creative, planning amazing holiday clubs to keep 40 children entertained for 9 hours. We are so lucky to have the best youth project team.
🚐 Thank you to Rayners coaches County Durham England for being so patient with our children and for their competitive prices enabling us to get out and about.
Thank you to Nikki Noo Noo for giving our children an amazing experience today.
👪 Thank you to our families for being so supportive and appreciating everything we do.
🚸 Last but not least, thank you to our fabulous mini’s and juniors who come to holiday club and make the day so enjoyable for us all.
🏆 We really do have the best people in our SYCP community.
🙌🏻 It’s not just any holiday club, it’s an SYCP holiday club.