Now that a busy Easter break has come to an end, the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are proud to have kept the children of the district occupied with multiple, fun-filled, action-packed activity camps run throughout the two-week break.
Be The Difference, Tackling Hunger and our Rugby League Development Centre sessions all provided extra-curricular activities throughout the holidays. Find out more about it below…
Our ‘Tackling Hunger’ project was put on to provide families with the support they require, whilst ensuring that children can get enrichment through our activity camps and receive a fresh meal each day.
These camps, operated by Foundation staff, were run over a two-week period, jam-packed with loads of sports activities, whilst we also utilised our long-standing partnership with Community Champions Beverley Kelly and Pamela Abbott at Morrisons to provide all participants with a free meal hamper on each of the 10 days.
As an extra to the project, we also brought back the Rugby-League-themed menu and puzzle booklet which were distributed to Outwood Grange Academies Trust and Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust schools situated across the district.
Each of the six-packs contained a themed menu and puzzle, centred around Wakefield Trinity and Rugby League.
The Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are determined to fight back against child hunger and will do all we can to make a difference to our community.
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With Community Rugby League only just returning to the field, the Foundation’s Rugby League department revamped their face-to-face sessions to fit it in with the Covid-19 guidelines.
Within our Virtual Player Development Centres, over 35 children – aged between 12 and 16 – took part in skill-based and exercise-based challenges with three Wakefield Trinity Under-19 professionals.
These 45 minutes sessions included multiple short activities to improve both the participants’ Rugby League skill level as well as their physical health as they head back to their community rugby league clubs.
These activities were then followed by a 15-minute Q & A with each of the three Academy players, offering inspirational messages on what it takes to reach the top.
Throughout the Easter Holidays, the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation wanted to use this programme as a catalyst for lifelong social action throughout our participants.
Throughout the two weeks, the Foundation invited children aged between 11-15 to take part in numerous community projects, raising a whopping £490 in the process.
Within the five-day programme, children were split into two groups, sharing their time between stadium-based activities and volunteering with our two community partners, working with Portobello Community Forum and spending time volunteering at Appletree Allotment.
These activities focused on team building, learning about their community and sponsorship, educating the young people on the importance of social action and the benefits it brings to our local community.