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Young Carers Summer Activities

Yesterday our Summer Activity programme began with a Mini Medics First Aid Training session where a group of Young Carers learnt basic first aid skills and what to do in an emergency.



We have loads more coming up over the holidays:

 

What: Horse Riding – FULLY BOOKED

When: Tuesday 2nd August 10am-12.30pm

Where: Parkers Equestrian, Cockermouth

Who: All Young Carers

This will be a 30 minute trek with a 30 minute stable Management, learning about grooming and looking after the horses, plus tack cleaning and plaiting

 

What: Inflatables pool hire - places still available

When: Tuesday 9th August 11.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Workington Leisure Centre

Who: This is strictly only available to young carers who can swim confidently and are 8 years old or above. Parents will need to sign a consent for to confirm this.

Staff will not be in the pool with children but will be observing at all times. Please do not put your name down for this if you cannot swim.

 

What: Forest school - 1 place left

When: Wednesday 17th August 10am -3pm

Where: Stocks wood Rosley, Wigton

Who: All Young Carers

Lots of fun activities in the woods, may include:

  • Learning to tie knots that can be used to make construction ideas come alive, making

  • dens, safely using a range of tools such as peelers and knives to whittle wood,

  • billhooks to cleave wood and bow saws. Making fire without using matches and

  • cooking food like toasted marshmallows, garlic bread or dropped scones. Investigating

  • local flora and fauna.

  • Making crafts from natural resources.

A packed lunch will be needed and suitable clothing for all weathers as we will be outdoors even if it is raining.

 

What: Fire Station Visit - places still available

When: Tuesday 23rd August, afternoon time 1.30pm-4pm

Where: Workington

Who: Young Carers aged 5-10years

Learn about the fire engines and fire safety, fun and informative visit to the Fire Station where firefighters will show us around and teach us about fire safety.

 

What: Fire Station Visit - places still available

When: Tuesday 30th August, afternoon time 1.30pm-4pm

Where: Workington

Who: Young Carers aged 11- 18 years

Learn about the fire engines and fire safety, fun and informative visit to the Fire Station where firefighters will show us around and teach us about fire safety.

 

If you are interesting in booking a place on any of these activities please text or phone the young carers mobile on 07531 476 161.


We would like to say a huge thank you to the Cumbria Community Foundation who have generously funded our Summer Holiday Programme to support Young Carers and their families and give them a fun break from their caring role.

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