The Wolverhampton Yo! success of youth activities during the mid-term holidays

Councilor Dr Michael Hardacre at Cornerstone Cafe, Bilston

Youth and their families participated in events ranging from sports, theater and dance to archery, outdoor activities and arts and crafts.

Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities also enjoyed a variety of events, ranging from circus activities with Sassy Sensory, to pet therapy sessions, cinema outings and indoor games.

Gazebo Theater Group welcomed 40 children. CEO Pamela Cole-Hudson said: “We had a fantastic week of activities here at Gazebo with over 40 children and young people participating in lots of fun and creative activities including drama, circus skills and making movies.

“On Tuesday, attendees created ads to help spread reduce, reuse and recycle messages and watched an exciting interactive performance by Gazebo on climate change.”

Councilor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member of the Wolverhampton Council for Children, said: “February mid-term proved to be a fun week for our children, with many youngsters taking advantage of the wide range of activities on offer.

“It’s so important that young people and families have something to do during the school holidays and with the combined help of city partners and council funding we have certainly put on another fantastic week of activities for children of all ages and abilities.”

She added: “We are now planning the Easter and summer holidays to ensure we can offer a wide range of exciting opportunities across the city.”

Councilor Mike Hardacre, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, visited the Cornerstone Cafe, Bilston.

He said: “The Yo! program aims to reach young people and families with engaging activities, and again, it was encouraging to see so many children and families getting involved and trying something new. “

For more information on Yo! Easter holiday activities visit yowolves.co.uk

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