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Meet Olivia and Max, play leaders at George Street Primary School

Olivia and Max are the leaders running the Torfaen Play summer playscheme at George Street. 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 Max and Olivia to tell us a bit about themselves

Olivia

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Playing with my friends outside of my nan’s house.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Seeing children develop new friendships and meeting new people.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Very busy, sociable and fun.

Favourite music artist?

Harry Styles

Favourite hobby?

Reading

Favourite food?

Pizza

Favourite item of clothing and why?

Dressing gown. It’s very comfortable and cosy.

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Winter

First or last on the dancefloor?

First

What song do you always sing in the shower?

‘Alexander Hamilton’ from Hamilton

Max

What is your favourite memory of playing as a child?

Going to the boating lake for an ice cream with my mates and playing tag.

What are the best things about being a playscheme leader?

Making children happy and seeing them excited to come back every day.

What is a typical day at your school like?

Lots of fun with everyone respecting each other.

Favourite music artist?

Billy Joel

Favourite hobby?

Writing

Favourite food?

Burgers

Favourite item of clothing and why?

T-shirts. I don’t wear anything else!

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Summer or winter?

Winter

First or last on the dancefloor?

Last

What song do you always sing in the shower?

Don’t Stop Me Now

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 Olivia and Max, play leaders at George Street Primary School

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Max and Olivia run sessions at George Street Primary School