HeadStart's Summer Programme is in full swing with free activities for young people in Wolverhampton.

HeadStart Wolverhampton is working with Gazebo Theatre, WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country as well as other local community organisations to offer an extensive programme of sessions for young people and their parents or carers.

The free fun activities are open to 10 to 16 year olds living in the 4 HeadStart target areas: Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury South; Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield; All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields, and Ettingshall; and Bilston East.

There is still time to enjoy arts and crafts, dance, and music recording sessions; family film events, trips, sports and more. For more information, and to see the full timetable of activities, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10771;Title=HeadStart - What's On;Target=_blank;. Although all activities are free, places are limited.

Councillor Paul Sweet, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Once again Wolverhampton's young people have a jam packed programme of fun and engaging activities on offer this summer.

"The free activities organised by HeadStart Wolverhampton and our local community partners are particularly designed to support our young people and encourage confidence, positive emotional wellbeing and good mental health."

In addition to the summer activities, HeadStart Wolverhampton is also offering support for parents and carers whose children will shortly be making the move from primary to secondary school.

It has a range of free support available for young people moving from Year 6 to Year 7, and to help parents and carers during the transition period. More information can be found on the HeadStart website at Type=links;Linkid=10873;Title=HeadStart - Moving On Up;Target=_blank;.

YMCA Black Country is also hosting free workshops designed to support parents and carers at this important stage in their children's lives. The three-part Transition Workshops cover expectations, fears and concerns, and coping strategies to support their children's emotional wellbeing and mental health during the move from Year 6 to Year 7. To find out more, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10874;Title=HeadStart - YMCABC;Target=_blank;.

HeadStart Wolverhampton, £56 million National Lottery funded programme set-up by Big Lottery 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.

For more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=6584;Title=HeadStart;Target=_blank;, follow @headstartfm on Twitter or Instagram, or find HeadStart on Type=links;Linkid=7788;Title=Facebook;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 10 August, 2018