Be a part of Headstart this summer

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A summer of fun is promised for young people in Wolverhampton with a range of free HeadStart Wolverhampton activities on offer across the city.

HeadStart Wolverhampton is working alongside Gazebo Theatre, the WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country to offer a packed programme of summer activities for young people and their parents or carers.

The programme is designed to support the emotional mental health and wellbeing of young people and families through free fun activities which help boost confidence, encourage teamwork and develop new skills.

The activities are open to children and young people aged between 10 to 16 who live in the four Headstart areas – Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury South; Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield; All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall, as well as Bilston East.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “It would be great to see as many young people, parents and carers as possible attend these special HeadStart events.

“The activities will not only be fun-filled but will also help support the emotional mental health and wellbeing of young people in Wolverhampton and build their resilience.”

The activities are on offer in the four Headstart areas include:
Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury:

  • Low Hill Family Fun Day, Low Hill Community Centre, Saturday 27 July

  • BushburyFest Family Fun Day, Dickenson Avenue, Wednesday 21 August

Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield:

  • Fun Day in the Park, Heath Town Park, Saturday 20 July

  • Family Fun Day, Park Village Education Centre, Sunday 21 July

  • Community and Family Sports Day, Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara, Cannock Road, Sunday 4 August

  • Community and Family Sports Day, Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara, Cannock Road, Sunday 4 August

  • Fun Activities – workshop, safety and wellbeing, arts and crafts and sport, Hope Centre, Heath Town, Wednesday 24 July to Wednesday 14 August

  • Fun Activities – New Park Activities Network, Holy Trinity Church Hall and Heath Town Park, Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August

  • Inter-generational coach trip to Barmouth, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Saturday 10 August

  • Summer Activities and Party in the Park, Stratton Street Community Centre, 19 July – 24 August 2019.

  • Community Fun Day for all, Stratton Street Community Centre, Friday 24 August

  • Family Sports Day, Heath Town Park, Monday 26 August

Bilston East:

  • Bilston in Bloom, Bilston Methodist Church, Thursday 11 July

  • Community Fun Day, Bilston Methodist Church, Saturday 27 July

  • Fun Activities – arts, crafts, board games, play rangers and den making, Lower Bradley Community Centre, Monday 29 July to Friday 23 August

  • Craft Sessions for Families, Bilston Methodist Church, Monday 5 August to Friday 9 August

  • Fun Resilience Sessions, Bilston Methodist Church, Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August

  • Multi Sports Activities – Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation, WV Active Bilston Bert Williams, Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August

  • Summer Fun Day and Football, Bilston Town Football Club, Queen Street Ground, Sunday 1 September

All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall:

  • All Saints Action Network Annual Festival, All Saints Community Campus, Saturday 20 July

  • AZAAD Arts – Indian Folk and Dance Music, Music Service, Old School Building, Dudley Road, and at the Bob Jones Community Hub, Friday 26 July to Friday 23 August

  • Multi Sports Activities, All Saints Community Campus, Monday 19 August to Friday 30 August (excluding Monday 26 August Bank Holiday)

  • Summer Community Fun Day, Bob Jones Community Hub, Wednesday 21 August.

For a full round-up of all events and further details, please visit www.headstartonline.co.uk/whatson.

HeadStart Wolverhampton, part of a £56 million National Lottery funded programme set-up by the National Lottery Community Fund, is designed to improve the emotional mental health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 10 to 16 by giving them the skills they need to cope with the challenges of modern life.

As well as running a series of specific programmes in its four key target areas, HeadStart Wolverhampton also offers city-wide help through the HeadStart Wolverhampton Support and Guidance Directory at http://support.headstartonline.co.uk which provides emotional mental health and wellbeing resources from different organisations, including information targeted at young people, parents and carers, and professionals.

To find out more about HeadStart, please visit www.headstartonline.co.uk, follow @headstartfm on Twitter or Instagram, or find HeadStart on Facebook at www.facebook.com/headstartfm.