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Meet Emily, Max and Rayann, play leaders at Coed Eva Primary School

Emily, Max and Rayann are the leaders running the Torfaen Play summer playscheme at Coed Eva Primary School. 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 the trio tell us a bit about themselves.

Emily

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Playing in the woods and making dens and camps.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Inspiring the children and teaching them new games to play and how to be inclusive.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Very busy but extremely fun.

Favourite music artist?

Bruno Mars

Favourite hobby?

Hockey and lacrosse

Favourite food?

Pesto pasta

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Summer dresses

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Summer

First or last on the dancefloor?

Last

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Rayann

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Being outdoors.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Being able to support our children with play and wellbeing to give them opportunities.

Favourite music artist?

Abba

Favourite hobby?

Photography

Favourite food?

Pizza

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Hoodie- to be comfortable 

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Summer

First or last on the dancefloor?

First

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Mamma Mia!

Max

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Jumpers for goalposts and playing footy.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Making everyone fell happy and welcome.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Busy, crazy, mad but awesome.

Favourite music artist?

Jersey Boys

Favourite hobby?

Footy or drinking coffee

Favourite food?

Morrisons’ salad box

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Shorts as you can wear them in all weathers

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Winter

First or last on the dancefloor?

First on the dancefloor and last to leave

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Sherry by Jersey Boys

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 Emily, Max and Rayann, play leaders at Coed Eva Primary School

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Emily, Max and Rayann run sessions at Coed Eva Primary School