Creativity Club Returns To In-Person Delivery
“I’m so happy to be back, I love playing splat and duck duck goose and I love there are new people coming in and I love making towers,” says Maisy.
On the 19th of April 2021, Creativity Club re-opened its doors for the first face-to-face session in over a year.
Due to covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, Creativity Club like the rest of our clubs and services had to make the transition to online.
Club Leader, Olivia Keenan, said: “ I am so happy to be able to deliver creativity club in person. It’s lovely to be able to see the children having fun whilst doing the activities and helping each other.
I have been looking forward to seeing the children in person and being able to reach out to more children, as not everyone could make our online sessions.”
In order to comply with government guidelines, Creativity Club could only take a maximum of 15 children for each session. Within a matter of weeks, spaces had rapidly filled up.
Since the return, the children have made marshmallow towers, shelters, slime, rockets and have enjoyed a wide range of games.
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For newbie Jessica, her mother Elaine describes her daughter as being “very excited” especially at the possibility of “making new friends” in a new environment.
Whilst for Lisa, whose 6-year-old daughter Maisy was one of our online attendees, sending her daughter to Creativity Club provided her with some much needed me time.
“It’s great to send my child into sessions. I don’t often get me time and this helps me to get some me-time. It’s also lovely because I know how much my daughter loves Creativity Club, and it’s nice to see her go to a club mixing with other children too.”