COVID has changed the way that we work, spend time with family and socialise with others. It has definitely changed the way that we operate at AYOS. Gone are the days we meet up and discuss future activities over a coffee. Now it is all about working from home and expressing ideas over a video call. In a way though we at AYOS feel very grateful over the past few months that we have been able to access funding from different sources and deliver activities to communities that we feel have been been impacted the most by the current pandemic.
Over the summer we received funding from DY10 Big Local to deliver PE in the Park and Virtual Orienteering. Virtual Orienteering was a success having engaged over 100 families within the activity that could be run at their own pace and within their ow bubbles. The feedback we received from the activity includes:
“This looks great! Will be having a go this weekend”
“brilliant activity, allowed me to teach my two how to read a map and navigate!”
“loved trying this out with my family! It took us to different local places that we had never been to before and the kids found it really exciting searching for different items. Will be recommending to family and friends”
“We really enjoyed taking part in orienteering on bank holiday with the kids. Thank you for organising something that’s local for us to do”
“Fab for the little ones, gave us an excuse to get out the house and get some fresh air”
To see how PE in the Park went, visit our case study page!
Following our summer program we received additional funding from Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire to deliver Active in the Park, an extension to PE in the Park. This ran over the October Half term, in some unfavorable conditions and engaged over 20 children with the activity. The second part of the funding will be to deliver this activity within February half term.
We have many projects in the pipeline and we’re looking forward to 2021!