Children and young people enjoyed a wide range of free activities and food throughout the October half term break thanks to the Yo! Wolves holiday programme.

They included sports, arts and crafts, dance and drama workshops as well as free activities at the city’s three WV Active leisure centres. There was also a range of activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

Councillor Christopher Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We know how difficult school holidays can be for many families in these difficult times and we hope our October Yo! Wolves programme gave parents a little extra support.”

Wolverhampton BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) was one of the dozens of providers that was in full flow last week, offering the city’s young people an opportunity to learn a new skill, while also having fun with other activities, at their venue in Cockshutts Lane.

Hugh Abercrombie from Wolverhampton BJJ said: “We are once again pleased to be able to work with Yo! Wolves and the council to offer our children and young people something enjoyable and constructive as well as a nutritious meal during the school holidays.

“Our October half term activity programme has gone very well with our places fully booked for both sessions each day throughout the week.

“And we were delighted to welcome Councillor Burden and show him how our martial arts sessions teach young people new skills in a safe environment as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem.” 

Councillor Burden added: “It’s great to get out and see for myself some of our local providers, volunteers and organisations which are working so hard with us to continue to build a huge range of opportunities for our city’s children and young people through Yo! Wolves, and I was delighted to visit BJJ and see how much the children were learning and enjoying themselves.”