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Family Support Summer Programme 2017


The Family Support Service ran a number of activity sessions for parents/carers and their children, to engage and support families during the summer holidays.

Families had a brilliant session with Fran Malone from Herringbone Arts who ran a puppet making workshop at the Basement supported by one of our partners, Our Future City.

Tarner Children’s Centre hosted a 2 day activity session with Karen Antoni from Brighton Museum who brought in a collection of mini beasts to show the children and Boris the Tiger came along too!  The children enjoyed learning some animal facts and hearing animal stories.  Everyone got involved in making food wraps and healthy smoothies for lunch courtesy of Anna Schwarz from Brighton and Hove Food Partnership.

In the afternoon, the children made cup puppets, book marks, enjoyed the Lego station and playing games together.

In addition to the activity days, the Family Support Service engaged with families on a 1:1  as well as being on hand for phone call support.

  • 11 families attended summer activities with a total of 18 children 9 boys/9 girls from across BCPFE schools
  • 5 families accessed a 1-1 visit during the holiday period
  • 5 parents accessed telephone support

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“I think the puppet workshop was creative, fun and very well organised. We have both had a lot of fun making something new”

“Very fun session. I saw the kids loved it, everyone was so nice and helpful, even I had a good time, ha ha! “

“Really enjoyed the puppet making workshop. It was engaging and enjoyable for both age ranges( 8 and 4) great session, thanks to Mandy and Fran”

“It was really good fun to do. I hope we get to do it again”
(from Herringbone Arts activity)

“Brilliant. Kids had a great time, thanks for organising”
“Knowing the service is available is great”
(from Brighton Museum mini beasts activity)

“Thanks again for your support earlier in the week, I’m working on putting your tips into practice and it is already helping.”
(Parent from St Mark’s Primary School after 1:1 support)