Sporting success at the Holiday Childcare Scheme

On Wednesday 5 August, the Holiday Childcare Scheme joined children and adults across the UK to celebrate Play Day 2020. This year Play Day, an annual celebration which started in 1987, was themed around ‘every day freedoms and every day adventures’.

Children on scooters

Children took part in sporting activities before being awarded medals and trophies for their success. Games included scooter races, egg and spoon, and a balancing game that involved walking with a beanbag on your head. 

'Egg and spoon' race

There were also workshops organised by students and visitors from the HEC Global Learning Centre. Children wrote their own raps, learnt some Spanish and Italian, and drew dinosaurs on adventures. 

Early years

The event was attended by the Tower Hamlets Director of Children and Culture, James Thomas (pictured below handing out medals and trophies); the Divisional Director of Education and Partnerships, Christine McInnes; Head of Parent and Family Support Service, Jill McGinley; and, Councillor Danny Hassell, Cabinet Member for Children and Families.

Handing out medals

James Thomas, Corporate Director, Children and Culture said: "What a great day! The highlight of my week, seeing so many children playing and enjoying themselves. Great work by the whole team involved to provide opportunities for play during summer, so a big thank you to all of them."

Lance Lathino, Holiday Childcare Team Manager said: "I’m pleased that the children were celebrate this special event, which was a huge success. Our children and staff both had a lot of fun and enjoyed being active and seeing friends.

"Play is paramount for children’s emotional wellbeing and scheme provide the opportunity to make friends, learn new things and most importantly play. Our staff did a fantastic job and I would like to thank them for their commitment to a safe, fun and play-filled holiday childcare scheme."

Learn more about the holiday childcare scheme here.

Posted on Thursday 6th August 2020