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Meet Joe and Linzi, play leaders at New Inn Primary School

Joe and Linzi are the leaders running the Torfaen Play summer playscheme at New Inn 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 pair to tell us a bit about themselves.

Joe

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Playing football on the street and moving the goals every time a car came.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Empowering all the members of the team, no matter what background.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Busy, fun and active.

Favourite music artist?

Ed Sheeran

Favourite hobby?

Playing and watching football

Favourite food?

Burger

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Shoes

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Summer

First or last on the dancefloor?

Last

What song do you always sing in the shower?

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

Linzi

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Playing in the woods near my house with my friends- climbing trees and getting muddy.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

I’m new to it this year, but looking forward to it

What is a typical day at your school like?

Fun, active and busy

Favourite music artist?

Currently Harry Styles’ new album- Anything 1990s

Favourite hobby?

Reading

Favourite food?

Italian

Favourite item of clothing and why?

I love an oversized comfy hoodie

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Summer

First or last on the dancefloor?

Somewhere in the middle

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 Joe and Linzi, play leaders at New Inn Primary School

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Joe and Linzi run sessions at New Inn Primary School