Story 1 (For protection the child’s name is changed to R)
R is a child who has consistently grown in confidence. When he first came to the club, R found it difficult to make friendships through positive interactions, preferring to gain attention through often over-zealous and disruptive behaviour. Over time, he has learnt to develop positive relationships with other children. R is now able to get the confidence and attention that he needs and wants from taking part in new activities (a critical aspect of effective learning) and developing new skills that he can use at home and in school. As part of a health and well-being focus in the clubs, R attended a skipping workshop. Every child was given a skipping rope to take home and R now brings his along to the club to continue with his new found hobby. R’s Mum recently attended a session and commented on how much she felt he gained from attending each week.
“I like this club because we have time to play and have fun activities with friends. I’ve had good times here. I’ve been here for two years now and I have amazing memories. It’s the best club and I’m happy they started it.”