Half term fun and new Club Kef in Redbridge28 Feb 2017
75 primary school aged children took part in the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre’s Half Term Day Camp which ran throughout the holiday week. Activities during the week included chocolate and fudge-making, photography and performance arts activities days. In a new style of scheme designed for maximum fun, children flowed freely from sports to technology and enjoy all that was on offer. The week was fuelled thanks to the enthusiasm of the young leaders who are part of the RJCC’s MIKE youth leadership programme, working together with partner organisations in the community, Maccabi, JLGB and FZY.
Jewish Care’s Senior Youth Worker at RJCC, Adam Nickels said, “The new flexible style of half term scheme was a big success at RJCC. Children came from different schools in the local community and really enjoyed the opportunity to try out a range of activities, learn new skills and enrich their friendships in a caring environment. I want to thank all our fantastic leaders, volunteers and partners who made it such a fun-packed week.”
Sarah Strong, whose daughter attended the food themed activity day said, “Edible paper, cake making, fudge making, certificates…thanks to Redbridge JCC Brooke had a great day.”
Following the success of Jewish Care RJCC’s Half Term Day Camp children and parents will be delighted that the fun doesn’t stop there. RJCC has recently launched Club Kef, the new after-school club for the local community which takes place at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School, which runs every Monday. There are now more opportunities to enjoy arts and crafts, drama, cooking, technology, sports, photography, dance, Jewish programs and more, also led by the participants of RJCC’s MIKE leadership training programme.
Adam says, “Club Kef is a great opportunity for children to have fun, stimulating activities at the end of the school day and for parents who need after-school child care.
“After looking at the needs of the local community, we are bringing the club to the people rather than people to the club. We offer a chaperoned walking service for children at Clore Tikva to WIJPS in order for them to attend club at no extra cost. We are very pleased so far that the club, which started in January already has 25 children attending and we look forward to going from strength to strength.”
Club Kef takes place every Monday from 3.45-5.15 at WIJPS and is for children of ages 4-11.