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We had a very busy half term Half Term with 82 children joining us for 'Get Fit Week' at Playscheme. Everyone had lots of fun, taking part in activities such as boxing, dance, fitness games, creating a body map book and making a cardboard tube construction of how the muscles in our arms work.
There was also healthy eating cooking sessions, where we made frozen yoghurt lollies, 'superfit' rolls, fruit kebabs and healthy baked crisps. Trips included Primrose Hill Park and the Michael Sobel Sports Centre for Ice-skating, trampoline, basketball and football.
We ended with a Friday Fitness Finale of team relays and a big tug of war on the Swiss Cottage fountain area.
 

We held a celebration evening for the graduation of the seventh cohort of The Company. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the associates, supporters and Winch staff past and present who were able to attend and make it such a great night. The event also celebrated all of Fran Taylor’s hard work at The Company, as she will be moving on from her role to pursue her very own business! Well done to all those who graduated and the best of luck with your enterprise ideas.

 

Harriet Williams was awarded with her certificate at the Rank Foundation Award ceremony to celebrate her graduation from the GAP Apprentice Programme 2016 whilst working as the Youth Engagement Worker for the North Camden Zone. The inspiring event saw 35 young people from across the country graduating and celebrating their achievements and the difference they have made working with young people in their own communities. Well done Harriet for such a great achievement!

 

 

Our enterprise programme for young people is recruiting for its eighth cohort. The Company runs for 12 weeks and gives young people (18-25) the opportunity to be part of a collective of young people with a spark. Young people who want to create their own livelihoods, who want to get paid for doing something they love. It’s a community, an experience, and a pathway to opportunity and independence. At the end of the programme there is an opportunity to pitch your business idea and attain up to £2000 of seed funding! Sounds interesting? The next cohort begins on 21st February, email joe@thewinch.org for more information

 

Our after school club children have helped form a Winch Children’s Council, voting in a chair, vice chair, treasurers, fundraisers, as well as 4 party and event planners. They have already got some work lined up, as they will be meeting this week to help plan a partnership event coming up with 'Maths on Toast' in March. The Fundraising Committee will also be meeting next week to look at the ideas and suggestions from the Children's Council meeting, budget for the ideas put forward, source the best places to buy supplies from and organise a fundraising plan.

 

The Winch is in week 4 of a new ‘Being a Parent’ group, a 10 week course to help develop parents confidence and self esteem by offering practical tips on everything from managing stress to making time for oneself.  We are happy to be offering this in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre and have 14 mums actively taking part.

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