Breakfast club at The Linc
For four weeks of the Summer Holiday, The Linc Centre held a Breakfast and activity club for 4 to 11 year olds. Working with The Marner school and with funding provided by The London Mayor and Kitchen Social.
The children who attended were given breakfast on arrival, followed by activities to support creative, physical, educational and social development and were then treated to a delicious healthy lunch before leaving around midday.
The young breakfaster clubbers were treated to a huge variety of activities. These included: learning a new ‘word of the day’ every day; karate lessons; playing rounders, basketball and football; archery; team quizzes; drama; making flags, ladybird cards and peacock fans; trips out to the Tower Hamlets Cemetery and local parks and the odd water fight here or there to help cope with summer’s heatwave!
The breakfast club received brilliant feedback from children and parents alike. Nabirul (aged 11) said “I’m going to miss everyone and thank you for keeping me in The Linc Centre and away from my electronics!”
We were also working with academics from Westminster University, who were monitoring the club to ascertain the benefits to children of attending. We are hopeful that their positive findings will help us to run more of these schemes in the futures.
A huge thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers, without whom none of this would have been possible.
For more information about this scheme, please contact Becs Marshall, The Linc Centre on 020 7538 6149.