children hold easter art
Credit: Torfaen Council

Over 1,000 children enjoyed fun play sessions throughout Torfaen over the Easter break.

Torfaen Council’s Play Service organised play and wellbeing camps at schools across the county. They offered a mix of Easter-themed activities, sports, team games, and sessions focused on wellbeing.

Cwmbran Stadium was home to a play and activity camp, with additional open access sites at Mount Pleasant Hall, Victory Church, and Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran.

children play chess and hold easter art
Credit: Torfaen Council

Ninety-five children and young people with additional support needs had fun at daily respite sessions.

Cllr Richard Clark, Torfaen Council’s executive member for children, families and education, said: “Our Play Service is renowned for its exceptional delivery of play and respite services up and down the Borough. The commitment of our volunteers never ceases to impress me, as they create a secure and engaging environment for our children to learn, grow, and have fun.

“Moreover, these provisions offer immense relief to families over the half-term break, providing many parents with the reassurance that their children are in a safe, enriching environment.”

three children sat in school hall
Credit: Torfaen Council

Volunteer for the summer playschemes

Torfaen Play Service is now looking for volunteers aged over 16 to volunteer and gain experience at this year’s summer camps and open access playschemes.

Volunteers will do training from Monday 22 July, with clubs running from Monday 29 July to Thursday 22 August.

The application deadline is the end of April.

To apply, fill out the online form on the Torfaen Council website or email [email protected].