October half-term holiday activities provided by Real Arts Workshops (RAW) have been in full flow this week, offering the city’s children young people plenty to do along with a nutritious meal at The Workspace at All Saints Action Network.

The activities, delivered as part of Yo! Wolves holiday programme, have been funded by the City of Wolverhampton Council and include free arts and crafts and an opportunity to learn British Sign Language (BSL). 

Materials, tuition and food were all included, free of charge meaning children and young people aged between 8 and 18 have been able to enjoy lunch alongside a varied programme of activities in between.

Alex Vann, Director of Real Arts Workshops, said: “We are really pleased with how popular the sessions have proved to be this week and it’s been great to be part of the Yo! Wolves programme.

“Our experienced tutors have been able to offer a wide choice of art and craft activities, and also an opportunity to learn sign language with Deaf tutor and RAW co-director Gary O’Dowd. Learning to communicate using hand shapes, facial expressions and body language is a useful and fun skill that many of our young people have thoroughly enjoyed this week.”

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “It’s been great to visit one of the Real Arts Workshops and see first-hand how much our children and young people are enjoying the events and activities that they are providing here. 

“It’s so important that, through Yo! Wolves, we have been able to offer opportunities for children to learn, have fun, socialise and eat for free at many venues. We know how difficult school holidays can be for many families at the best of times and particularly this year, we hope this has given a little support for parents this autumn.”

Full details of all the events and activities taking place as part of the Yo! Wolves holiday programme this half-term can be found on the website, Yo! Wolves. Details of the Yo! Wolves Christmas offer will be released shortly.