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Meet Dyfan and Ella, play leaders at Greenmeadow Primary School and Thornhill

Dyfan and Ella are the leaders running the Torfaen Play summer playscheme at Greenmeadow Primary School and Thornhill. They are supported by a team of volunteers who are running fun sessions for children throughout August.

Across Torfaen, there are 180 volunteers aged 16-17 and 140 paid workers providing a wide range of play activities at 37 sites. All went through a week’s training to give them the skills to support children and young people during the summer holidays. The 37 sites being run by Torfaen Play are:

  • 13 laugh, learn and get active camps (food and fun) at local primary schools. Over 1,300 children have booked on to attend every day with a waiting list for every single camp.
  • 9 Open Access Playschemes
  • 6 Play and Respite Sessions
  • 9 Play in the Park Sessions

Cwmbran Life asked Dyfan and Eva to tell us a bit about themselves

Dyfan

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Playing in my local park on all the great equipment and occasionally seeing a play worker.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

The ability to facilitate free play for all kids, and to see all their smiling faces.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Fun and active.

Favourite music artist?

ABBA

Favourite hobby?

Rugby

Favourite food?

Apples

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Hat!

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Winter

First or last on the dancefloor?

Last

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Mamma Mia

Ella

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Making drawings/ paintings in my school and bringing them home to show my parents. Playing in a netball championship.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

The children look up to you and respect you. You also gain key knowledge on working with children but most importantly you have fun.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Playing with friends, making memories and having fun.

Favourite music artist?

Craig David

Favourite hobby?

Arts and crafts

Favourite food?

Fajitas

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Shoes. They keep you comfortable throughout the day

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Winter

First or last on the dancefloor?

First

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Just Dance by Lady Gaga

Info on play sessions across Torfaen

  • All the food and fun camps taking place in the primary schools are full so parents/ carers should not turn up. Email torfaenplay@torfaen.gov.uk to be added to a waiting list.
  • There are 160 spaces at the camp at Cwmbran Stadium and these are for children from Torfaen, aged eight and over. Your child will need a packed lunch.
  • Info on the open access sessions is below. Please go with your child for the first session to register.

play in the park poster play camp at Cwmbran Stadium poster

No booking needed for these sessions but parents and carers should attend on their child’sf first day to register

 

 

 

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Meet Dyfan and Ella, play leaders at Greenmeadow Primary School and Thornhill

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Dyfan and Ella run sessions at Greenmeadow Primary School and Thornhill