• Will B.

An update from Kids Kabin

Three weeks after social distancing measures were first introduced, we wanted to update you all as to what Kids Kabin has been up to.

First things first, we’re doing what we can to lessen the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus so that fewer people become poorly. This means that we’re now mainly working from home.

To start with, we partnered on an activity drop with some of our local primary schools who’ve been giving children and young people meals while on lockdown. Around 50 young people initially received pottery and origami kits alongside a nutritious lunch. We’re now looking into options for how we could extend this work without risking any potential spread of the virus.

We’ve also started to make some handy videos to walk you through some simple arts and crafts activities you can try at home. And we’re in the process of contacting Kids Kabin members to see how you’re getting on. We’ve heard some great stories and creative projects that have been happening – one family painted a giant rainbow across the side of their house in chalk. Lots of people have also suggested ideas for future videos, which is brilliant. Keep them coming!

We’re also trialing some live online arts workshops using video calls. If these tests work out, we’ll be in touch to ask if you’d like to join in.

It’s ok not to be ok

But for those that are struggling, you’re not alone; this is a difficult time for all of us. Please feel free to get in touch if you need any extra support, or advice on creative and practical activities for children and young people. We may be able to point you in different directions to help give you both practical and emotional support.

Please do get in touch if you need to. We’re only at the end of a phone. Call Will Benson on 07896 928 189 or email will@kidskabin.org.uk.

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