Young people's summer project
Smarties is a safe and welcoming learn and play environment for the youngest newly arrived children - aged 0-5. The project bridges the sudden transition children experience with the move to a new country, through confidence building, teaching interactive skills and learning via play.
We run a summer playscheme for refugee children aged 5 - 10 and a youth project for those aged 11 - 14. It combines a programme of educational and fun activities. Last August this included:
- Visiting central London
- Film making
- Quilombo - Brazilian martial arts
- Arts and crafts sessions
They are planned and overseen by qualified childcare professionals, youth workers and volunteers.