28 July 2008
If the summer holidays are boring already, why not come along and take part in a fantastic fun-day event, which is set to be held this week.
The event, which is to be held at the Ael Y Bryn Community Centre in Upper Rhymney on Thursday 31st July from 11:00am until 3:00pm, will attempt to engage families from across the local area with support services that are available in the locality, as well as providing activities whereby new skills can be learned.
A DJ will be present throughout the duration of the event, as will a breakdancing workshop, which is to be provided by Elemental Force.
Other activities that will be available at the event include bird box making, creative play workshops and table tennis. A local karate club are also set to give an impressive demonstration towards the end of the event.
In addition to this, many local agencies will be present at the event, in order to promote the support services that they are able to offer to families throughout the county borough. These agencies include:
- The Blackwood based Youth Offending Service (YOS)
- The local Youth Service, with representatives also available to discuss careers advice
- DAFS (Drug and Alcohol Family Support)
- NCH Pontlottyn Family Centre
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership, which incorporates organisations including Caerphilly County Borough Council and Gwent Police, works to reduce levels of crime, anti social behaviour and the fear of crime in the local area.
It provides significant funding for events such as this, which in addition to providing an excellent platform for emphasising the support services that are available to families, also provide activities for youngsters to take part in, which helps to avoid any possible anti social behaviour in the area, generated by "boredom" and "lack of things to do".
Family worker, Jessica Mantle said, "We hope that the event will be an enjoyable day for all concerned, and that it will also act as an effective platform for getting parents and youngsters from across the local area to engage with drop in sessions we will be holding at the Ael Y Bryn Community Centre in the coming months.
These sessions will focus on emphasising the support that is available to local youngsters and their families from various agencies, and promise to be extremely beneficial for all that take part."
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