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Meet Joanne and Hannah, play leaders at Ysgol Panteg

Hannah and Joanne, are the leaders running the Torfaen Play summer playscheme at Ysgol Panteg. 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 Hannah and Joanne to tell us a bit about themselves.

Hannah

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Playing at Weymouth beach. Building sand castles and burying each other in the sand.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Providing childnen with play opportunities that I had when I was younger.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Hectic.

Favourite music artist?

Harry Styles

Favourite hobby?

Dancing

Favourite food?

Chocolate fudge cake

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Baggy jeans- comfy! 

Dogs or cats?

Both

Summer or winter?

Summer

First or last on the dancefloor?

First

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Whatever is stuck in my head

Joanne

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Torch tag.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Teaching new skills to children

What is a typical day at your school like?

Busy

Favourite music artist?

George Ezra

Favourite hobby?

Art

Favourite food?

Curry

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Shorts- so comfortable

Dogs or cats?

Neither

Summer or winter?

Summer

First or last on the dancefloor?

Last

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Green Green Grass

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 Joanne and Hannah, play leaders at Ysgol Panteg

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Joanne and Hannah run sessions at ​​Ysgol Panteg