Free socially-distanced Creative Kids Sessions are being hosted by Cumbernauld Family Hub this summer, with local families encouraged to come along and join in mornings of fun, imagination and innovation.
Creative Kids, a unique arts and craft session which encourages children and parents / caregivers to bond through getting creative together, will begin on Monday 5 July 2021 from 10.30am-12.30pm at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Town Centre, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ).
Attending children will have the opportunity to be supported to make a range of decorative items on the day, including peg butterflies, paper plate peacocks and bird feeders. All necessary materials and resources will be provided by session facilitators, with other general arts activities such as colouring-in also available.
Suitable for family members of all ages, the Sessions provide an ideal opportunity to meet other parents and children from the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Northern Corridor area in a safe, friendly and supported environment.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, spaces are limited with just one adult permitted to attend with any children. Those interested in attending can be assured that a full health and safety risk assessment in relation to COVID-19 has been undertaken and that Cornerstone House Centre as an organisation is committed to taking every reasonable step to ensure the safety of all visitors from the moment they enter until the moment they leave the building.
This includes social distancing, clear instructions for safe walking routes around the premises, the installation of several hand sanitising stations and Perspex screens at reception and other areas where Centre staff and volunteers are operating.
So, with rainy weather forecast for much of the school holidays, why not let your family be entertained by participating in the fun of Creative Kids during July? An open invitation is extended to all, including those who have never previously attended a Cumbernauld Family Hub event.
The Creative Kids Sessions are completely free of charge, although places must be booked in advance by contacting Cornerstone House Centre on 01236 739220 or by emailing email@example.com. Bookings can also be made through completing this direct Contact Form.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN THROUGH CUMBERNAULD FAMILY HUB
Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Creative Kids is an activity of the popular and established Cumbernauld Family Hub. This is a fresh and innovative family support resource that covers a multitude of activities to create interesting and unique personal development opportunities for local families. It is designed to be utilised by couples, lone parents and kinship carers, and aims to maximise social, environmental and cultural outcomes for parents and children.
Other regular activities coordinated as part of Cumbernauld Family Hub include Bookbug, Stay and Play Sessions, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Living Life to the Full, a Community Space facility (currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions) and school holiday Movie Days, to name just a few.
As part of Cumbernauld Family Hub, optional Individual Family Development Plans can be created together with and for each family participant, with a view to ensuring that each beneficiary receives the optimum support and outcomes from their involvement.
An Evaluation Report recently evidenced that the Family Hub has initiated a range of positive impacts since its introduction in 2017, including improving quality of life for families experiencing poverty and hardship, notable health and wellbeing benefits for children and parents, and increased quality in parent-child bonding.
Another noteworthy aspect is that Cumbernauld Family Hub has been lauded both in North Lanarkshire and nationally by esteemed partners and colleagues as one of Scotland’s most innovative projects in relation to improving family life for local people. It has been held up as a model for good practice in this respect, with voluntary sector organisations in other areas expressing interest in replicating a similar structure.