Wolverhampton’s Yo! Summer programme is now into full swing, with many local activity organisers reporting record bookings and looking to increase capacity for the next 5 weeks of the school holidays.

The Yo! Summer activities began last Monday (25 July) and continue for the full 6 weeks of the summer break. There are hundreds of activities, many of them free and including food, offering a host of fun and exciting events for children, young people and their families.

Full details of all the events and activities taking place as part of Yo! Summer can be found on the website. Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “Our aim is to give children and young people the best start in life, and part of this is to offer them accessible and fun things to do. 
“We are delighted with the great start to our Yo! Summer which is part of the Department for Education Holiday and Food (HAF) programme, delivering a range of exciting activities across multiple locations and ensuring there’s something for everyone to do in the city over the summer holidays.

“I would like to say a big thanks to all of the local providers, volunteers and organisations that have worked with us to build this huge range of opportunities for our city’s children and young people.”

They include the Positive Participation Summer Activity Club, which is providing free activities for eligible children over the summer. Having reached its capacity within the first week, the club has already increased the number of places by a further 50% to children and young people aged between 5 and 16. Activities on offer include cooking, sports, games, film club and performing, dance, photography and more.

Positive Participation is an award winning service, delivering activities at St Luke's Church of England Primary School in Blakenhall and the council’s Strengthening Families Hub in Graiseley.

Gurbax Kaur, Positive Participation Practitioner Manager, said: “We’ve had a great start to this summer’s activity programme with record bookings, so to avoid disappointment we’ve been able to increase capacity by half again.

“We are so pleased to be able to work in conjunction with the council to offer our children and young people an opportunity to have fun, learn new skills and build confidence during the summer holidays.”

Councillor Momenabadi added: “I would encourage everyone to have a look at the Yo! Wolves website, book your places and, most importantly, have some fun!”

The Yo! Wolves website, also provides support, advice and information to young people and families about everything from mental health and wellbeing to education and careers.