Grant helps keep holiday club going

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 May 2014

Children enjoying the puppet workshop at the summer holiday club in 2013.

Children enjoying the puppet workshop at the summer holiday club in 2013.

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A HOLIDAY club has benefitted from a grant to help it keep the service going.

Community charity XTND runs its clubs at Bournville Primary School in Selworthy Road and filled 1,450 spaces with children from all over Weston last year.

The club has received £3,645 from Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens’ Community Action Fund to put towards its running costs.

Lynn Winter, XTND development manager, said: “Our experience and consultation with children and their families has shown they value what this club has to offer, not only for new opportunities in a safe environment but where children come to socialise with friends, meet new people, ‘escape’ from their day and be free to be themselves.

“We focus on providing the children with aspirational experiences which are not normally available to them locally including arts, culture and environmental opportunities.

“For example, den-building in the woods for children living in a concrete urban environment, visiting a local farm and working with a professional artist.”

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