Action for Children’s Giant Wiggle at St Catharine’s Under Fives

March 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm 1 comment

Hungry caterpillar fruit
”Off the top of my head we could watch the DVD of the hungry caterpillar, do some art and craft, be the Hungry Caterpillar at lunch and munch through some fruit together and afterwards “wiggle” off on a nature walk”.
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That’s how they roll at St Catharine’s Under Fives … planning fun and creative activities for the kids as a matter of course and always welcoming opportunities for ‘‘off the top of my head’‘ ideas.  Kate, the playleader, hadn’t heard of the Giant Wiggle before I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago but her response was an immediate ”sounds wonderful, what is it?”.  At St Catharine’s today it looked like this
Giant Wiggle - Kai drawing 4BGiant Wiggle - Jude and Levi drawing 4B Giant Wiggle - E wearing crown 4B
The children had a wonderful time crafting and playing and re-telling the story of the Hungry Caterpillar. At lunch time they munched through piles of caterpillar nibbled fruit (and not a single person asked where the chocolate cake was!).
Giant Wiggle - plate of fruit 4B

Giant Wiggle - bowl of strawberries 4B

”On Thursday he ate through 4 strawberries…”

The Giant Wiggle is a sponsored walk organised by Action for Children, a national charity that supports the most vulnerable children and young people in the heart of communities throughout the UK. Last year more than 32,000 children in 800 schools and nurseries took part in the Giant Wiggle raising £80,000 for Action for Children.
At St Catharine’s the children wiggled their way around the grounds of the church next door (after a bit of indoor practice wriggling about on their tummies).
Collage - giant wiggle
All the children received certificates and parents kindly made donations. Every penny counts when put into the right hands.
– £5 provides emergency overnight support for a young person living on the street
– £10 will pay for swimming and hydrotherapy sessions for a disabled child
– £20 pays for 15 children to have breakfast at an Action for Children’s breakfast club
Giant Wiggle - fundraising 4B
Wiggling is thirsty work and the kids re-energised with some delicious juice boxes from our friends at Cawston Press (you may recall how much E loves Cawston Press Kids Blends).  To celebrate their partnership with Action for Children and The Giant Wiggle they’re giving away The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ gift hampers every week until 3rd May.  Weren’t we lucky – free drinks and the chance to enter the unique codes from our promotional triple packs (you can enter as many times as the juice boxes you drink!).
Giant Wiggle - juice boxes 4B
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how wiggling helps children in Gloucestershire
Action for Children provide services in the community that support children and young people to fulfil their potential and address the problems they face at the earliest opportunity.  In Gloucestershire, through a partnership with the 2gether Trust, an innovative mental health service is available to children and young people facing extreme emotional difficulties.  By receiving home based support they’re developing the self-esteem, resilience and social skills to participate in normal day to day activities that most of us take for granted.  In Stroud a supported housing project enables young adults with learning disabilities  to develop a broad range life skills and experience to enable them to live independently in their own homes with minimal support.

Entry filed under: Gloucestershire.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Hanger  |  March 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Nelly is very proud of her Stificate (even if she doesn’t look so chuffed in the photo…)

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