The Children’s activities revolution is upon us!!! – Children’s Activities Week is an exciting NEW national event celebrating the hundreds of thousands of activities, clubs and classes benefiting millions of children every day across the UK – helping them stay fit, healthy, engaged and happy – and The Bugs Group have signed up to be part of the action!
The Children’s Activities Week’s mission is to:
Showcase the huge range of activities which take place every day throughout the country – from sport to languages, science to yoga and art to bush-craft and the fantastic teachers and coaches making it all happen.
Raise vital funds for 2 fantastic causes – Caudwell Children are committed to giving disabled children a brighter future by providing the life changing practical and emotional support they need to lead an active and independent life. The Children’s Activities Association is the first not-for-profit, industry-led independent organisation to raise standards in all organised children’s activities and at last offer parents, schools and nurseries a swift way to get peace of mind when making their choices.
Highlight the positive impact children’s activities have on physical and mental health and wellbeing for children (and for parents) along with the huge potential benefits developmentally, educationally and socially, that participating within activities can bring. This is at a time when concerns around childhood obesity and levels of screen time rarely seem to be out of our press.
With the focus on FUN, hundreds of thousands of children (and some grown-ups!) will be dressing up to attend their favourite activity, club or class around the theme ‘#WatchMeFly’. Look out across social media or on the streets of Britain during Children’s Activities Week for a wealth of bees, pilots, butterflies, dragons, rockets, ladybirds, superheroes, fairies and more, all in celebration of the week and all the exciting things taking place.
There will also be amazing competitions, planned visits by VIPs – such as sports personalities and Olympians – to clubs and classes and a world record attempt with Sid Sloane from CBeebies! Participants from anywhere in the UK can sign up and join Sid at 10.15 on Monday April 30th as we blast-off Children’s Activities Week in style with the record breaking attempt to engage as many children from around the country in the ‘Copy Sid’ song!
To celebrate getting up, getting active and having fun, youngsters across the UK will join in with Sid’s fun interactive song and dance routine as he leads the them through a series of easy to follow moves to kick off #CAW2018.
Sid will then be visiting a wealth of different kids’ clubs and classes, ending with a guest appearance at ‘Under 1 Roof’in London, as the exciting week comes to a close. Both record attempt and ‘Sid’s Tour’ are sponsored by Morton Michel.
Thousands of children’s activities and around 200,000 children are expected to participate – and with no charge to be part of the action and so much to enjoy and benefit from, it’s no surprise that Children’s Activities Week is set to be the most inspiring and remarkable event of its type ever witnessed in the UK.
And, the children’s activity or group who raise the most money for charity and show the most energy and passion for the week will be rewarded with a very special prize – a visit from singer, TV presenter and personality Peter Andre!
The Bugs Group are delighted to be a part of this wonderful new initiative and are excited for a week full of fun activities and getting children active! Throughout all our classes in schools and local community classes, The Bugs Group will be providing hundreds of children with positive experiences of sport and exercise, helping to improve their overall physical and mental wellbeing!
A wealth of sports personalities and celebrities including Peter Andre, Sid Sloane, Annabel Karmel, John Farnworth and many more are also supporting Children’s Activities Week.
Sid Sloane, CBeebies presenter comments, “I’m a huge fan of the CAA and their fantastic work to ensure our children’s services meet a quality assured standard, and I can’t wait to get involved with all the fun during Children’s Activities Week!”
Peter Andre comments, “Singing, dancing, sports, art; these are all the things that I enjoyed growing up and I now enjoy sharing with my children. Shining a spotlight on the opportunities for children to learn new skills and express themselves is a great idea and raising funds for a fantastic charity like Caudwell Children makes Children’s Activities Week 2018 a really worthwhile event; I’m delighted to be on board.”
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive, Caudwell Children added “I’m so excited about the prospect of Children’s Activities Week 2018, it is going to be a fabulous event. Caudwell Children provides the practical and emotional support children need to lead active and independent lives, helping them to reach their full potential. Together with the Children’s Activities Association and every activity provider involved, we are going to attract the attention of the nation and showcase what amazing things can be achieved when you give children the helping hand they need to follow their dreams. With these shared goals and the combined strength of all of us working together, we can achieve great things. Stand back everyone and watch us fly!”