Children’s Play Dates in a Covid-Secure Way
During these challenging times, SRS came with a bright idea to help our refugee and asylum seeking children enjoy the summer school holidays. We are blessed with a safe and secure garden and our Family Support Worker, Keriann, was keen to help the children benefit from the sunny weather and have somewhere to run around and play.
So, every week during August, Keriann ran a “one family at a time play date”. She sanitised all outdoor play equipment before and after each session and kind supporters donated fresh play sand and a bubble machine. She gave priority to families who live in apartments and don’t have access to gardens.
The sun shone and the play dates have been deemed a great success. One mum said, “Stuck at home, the children constantly squabble, but here in the garden, they play happily together. And I get a break as Keriann is there to play with them. I enjoy a sit down in the garden with Keriann to keep me company.” Social distancing was, of course, adhered to and the children happily sanitised their hands. They are learning quickly.
If you would like to support our Play Dates and donate whatever you can afford to help us buy more outdoor play equipment, please click on this link to our Hardship Fund https://localgiving.org/charity/sloughrefugeesupport/