Shrewsbury School

Bubbles, Balloons and Happiness - Summer at the Shewsy

Friday 18 September 2020

An update on the Summer re-opening of the Shewsy.

John Hutchinson, Chair of the Board comments: “The children and staff are thrilled to be back together again. The young people are visibly thrilled to be back in ‘their’ place and are extremely happy with the improvements that have been made to the club, such as the new canteen area, sensory room, additional room upstairs, and the repainted gym.”

John Dumbell's Update:

In the first week of reopening we have held an outreach session in Everton Park in which we had a BBQ and water balloon games. This was very popular and attended by 40+ young people. In total we have delivered quality provision to around 100 different young people safely and effectively within the first week.

The younger age group have really flourished allowing the staff to have some very positive engagements and has created a more relaxed atmosphere with all young people participating positively.

In Junior club we have introduced a bubble system where parents must book their child’s place in advance. With the bubble system in mind we have been running identical programmes of activity both upstairs and down and using different entrance/exit points for each bubble to use.

This has worked very well and the Junior club members have managed to adhere to the new guidelines without any fuss. We have had the same 24 young people booked in for the whole week and are already booked up for the next week, with a reserve list in place.

Young people are advised to bring their own drinks bottle and snack although we have ordered fruit for next week as part of healthy eating week to promote a better diet.

Throughout the week we tried to spend as much time as possible outdoors so having the park on our doorstep has been an added bonus.

All parents have signed our covid consent form and electronic one are being emailed out to all our senior parents as getting their forms returned has proven more difficult

Senior Club has also seen its fair share of changes the first week has seen us run 5 sessions Monday and Wednesday we have had the year 7,8,9s in, Tuesday and Thursday the year 10+. We have been pleasantly surprised at how popular the split sessions have been.


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