Summer of Fun scheme a success
The Vale of Glamorgan Council delivered a program of free leisure, sporting and cultural activities for children and young people over the summer break.
The scheme was delivered by many of the Council’s internal services and teams. External partners such as Menter Bro Morgannwg, the URDD, Legacy Leisure and YMCA Cardiff also ran a program of activities.
The program was part of a Welsh Government initiative. It aimed to engage children and young people and to support improvements in social, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the recovery from the impact of Covid restrictions.
Children and young people benefitted from a broad variety of activities, including Bush Craft classes, play and sport, Rock Pool studying, graffiti and mural workshops, pilates and mindfulness.
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Arts and Culture and Young People’s Champion, Cllr Kathryn McCaffer said:
“I’d like to thank all of the teams and organisations who helped make this scheme such a huge success. The effects of this last year and the lockdown periods are still being felt, especially by our children and young people.
“Many will have gone weeks without seeing friends or taking part in their usual activities, which are so important for their emotional and mental wellbeing.
“The scale and range of activities on offer was tremendous, and that they were all free meant that everyone could take part. I have received a lot of feedback from parents and carers, complimenting the activities that were available. We’re incredibly grateful for the work that went into running this program and the support it provided for families across the county.”