Project information

ACS Summer CLAP Creative Learning Achieving Pride

ACS Summer CLAP would co-ordinate onsite and off-site programme of activities for four weeks,Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm targeting 35 disadvantage children aged 6 to 15 years managed by experienced youth workers.Activities will encourage young people to develop wide range of free play,educational

July 2017 - August 2017

Charity information: African Community School

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  • Need

    Need

    Children from low income and deprived communities need more accessible free play activities to enable them build their confidence and self-esteem to develop their abilities and broaden their future life.Children sometimes can't afford to do the things that other children take for granted.
    90% of current participants regard themselves as low income and socially disadvantaged families,85% are eligible for free school meals.Many children lack a stable home life,living without positive role models

    Solution

    Providing wide range of free play, dance,drama,cooking,trips to places,arts and crafts will provide disadvantage children with opportunities for personal development,communication skills,self-confidence enabling them to communicate more effectively with range of people,building new friendships,learn social skills to develop positive relationships with their peers in community and work effectively in a team.Children from poorer families will be able to take part in educational and social activity

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide disadvantaged children opportunities to engage in positive activities during holiday

    Activities

    » Run four weeks’ sessions covering cooking,sports,drama,indoor,outdoor educational activities,arts and crafts
    » Off-site trips to Chessington world of adventure, ice skating and canoeing / boating trip and provision of healthy breakfast and healthy snack.

    35 children from poorer families will be able to take part in educational and social activities that their families cannot afford to provide


  • Impact

    Impact

    Participation in activities supports children to increasing their educational and social skills,their emotional skills and wellbeing, giving them a greater sense of pride in themselves,increasing their motivation to develop and achieve more. We would use variety of methods to find out the difference we are making such as feedback from parents and children, questionnaire, case studies, One-to-one progress interviews, open question, attendance register and Staff observation sheets

    Risk

    Trips or falls and Lost Child: Likelihood (Medium) Impact (High)
    Mitigated by:
    • Correct Ratio of staff,parent and volunteers to children.
    • Badge indicating contact numbers and School should be worn.
    • Medical (First Aid) taken with staff when off site.
    Any visit away from the school: Likelihood (Medium) Impact (High)
    Mitigated by:
    • Mobile phone to be carried by a nominated member of staff.
    • Any visiting involving use of transport must have the appropriate insurance cover before departure

    Reporting

    Donors to this project will receive a report at the end of the project through email report on the project detailing the activities and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,678

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      Amount Heading Description
      £650 Coach hire Coach hire to Chessington world of adventure
      £683 Entry fees Entry fees @ £19.50 each x 35 children
      £245 Ice skating Ice skating @ £7.00 each x 35 children
      £200 Canoeing and boating Canoeing and boating trip
      £200 refreshments Snacks ,refreshments
      £700 Breakfast Breakfast resources cereals, drink etc £1.00 per child x 35 children x 5 days per week x 4 weeks
  • Background

    Location

    Hackney is the second most socially deprived London borough.Effect on the aspirations and attainments of children growing up in this area can be devastating.Children from low income and deprived communities need more accessible free play activities to enable them build their confidence,self-esteem to develop their abilities and broaden their future life.Children lack motivation,suffer from high levels of over-crowding in their housing,children's health/ well-being suffering due to unemployment

    Beneficiaries

    35 disadvantaged children between 6 to 15 years will benefit from the project. The project will provide disadvantage children with opportunities for personal development,communication skills,self-confidence enabling them to communicate more effectively with range of people,building new friendships,learn social skills to develop positive relationships with their peers in community and work effectively in a team. Activities and attendance will provide opportunities to increase their engagement

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    African Community School have 17 years of experience of successfully managing projects of this nature.
    We wish to support this project with the expertise we have to offer and working in partnership with the local libraries to offer reading challenge to run the project, Geffrye Museum and Hackney museum to introduce children and young people to museum. Staff and volunteers are qualified play workers with NVQ Level 2 and 3 Play work qualification.Many of the current volunteers are ex- pupils

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Monifa Cumberbatch

    Monifa Cumberbatch a committee member has been in teaching profession for 19 years.Her knowledge,expectise,passion and commitment to the project