Springboard springs back into action

Saturday 20th November 2021 12:50 pm
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A Pembrokeshire County Council project which runs a wide range of fun, free and exciting courses has sprung back into action.

Springboard offers courses designed for adults and families to have fun while learning, and the project is going from strength to strength after a year of adjusting to working with families online and then outdoors because of Covid-19.

With the restrictions eased, Springboard is back working with families on school premises and the buzz has well and truly returned.

In just one half term, Springboard has engaged over 90 different parents across just four schools and Springboard’s Pizza Party launch at Neyland and St Francis at the beginning of term was so well received by families that all workshops have been oversubscribed in both schools.

Springboard has the capacity to extend its reach to Golden Grove and Gelliswick schools again this half term, so it’s looking like a bumper year for the project in terms of reaching new families.

Encouraged by the uptake last half term, Springboard staff were hopeful that parents would also be keen to engage in the courses they had planned for the run up to Christmas.

And within minutes of courses being advertised online, they began to fill up.

In some cases, courses have enough people on a reserve list to fill courses in the New Year already.

Springboard co-ordinator Laura Phillips has been thrilled by the level of uptake and puts it down to the wide and diverse range of Springboard courses that families have had to choose from – everything from mosaics to maths, Christmas cooking to crafty recycling and coding to Celtic bushcraft!

Laura said: “It goes to show that families have really missed the ability to meet up with other families and learn from one another.

“None of this would be possible of course without the massive effort that is put in by the Springboard team of advisors. There is nothing they won’t do to help reach out to families.”

Thanks to the Springboard team’s passion for the project and the willingness of families to engage in learning with their children, the Springboard project has sprung back into action stronger than ever.

For more information on Springboard, see: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/our-courses/springboard

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