Some of the children from Newton Aycliffe and surrounding areas have been enjoying Easter activity sessions packed full of making new friends, learning new skills and having lots of fun.
Learning a New Way CIC welcomed school aged children to four sessions during the holidays. It was lovely to meet some new children as well as welcoming those that come to our other sessions. Our leaders were particularly proud of how children, familiar with the service, welcomed those attending for the first time, and all the children showed kindness and encouragement to each other.
The sessions were crammed to the brim with fun things to do, we played out, splashed through muddy puddles on a walk to the park and enjoyed indoor active games, when the weather wasn’t kind. We also completed lots of crafts, making spring pictures, cress heads, decorated tea light holders and made dangly leg sheep! We also held Lego challenges, with some impressive structures being created.
All the children enjoyed a meal and snacks during each session and were involved in preparing these. Pitta pizzas are a definite favourite.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the families and children that helped to make the sessions such a success, and our funders too, Durham County Council and the National Lottery.
We are now very much looking forward to the May half term holiday when we plan to run more sessions. Families can find out more by following our Facebook page:
But, you don’t have to wait until May, our weekly group, The Hive Tea Club, runs each Friday at Neville Parade Community Centre from 5.30pm-7pm. The session includes a small meal. Our Hive sessions are open to everyone, and parents are welcome to stay, eat and join in, we are really looking forward to welcoming you.