Caterham Rotary Club’s main commitment over the last 12 months has been to help the local community and particularly those affected by the virus pandemic.

It has been self-evident that during this time children of all ages have experienced a very difficult time in terms of their learning.  A number of children have also required additional support enabling them to flourish in terms of their social and emotional skills.  It is for this reason that Linda Smith the Family Well Being Lead and Thrive Practitioner has been behind the introduction of a scheme at St Peter and St Paul’s C of E school in Chaldon.

As Linda says, “as a Thrive Practitioner I believe strongly that children will open up and talk more when they are relaxed hence, I’ve always believed in the value of playschemes and the power of play.”

The scheme was launched in time for the Easter holidays in partnership with Chaldon Champions who have provided the School with the opportunity to extend their already successful playscheme to an additional group of children financially supported by Caterham Rotary.

Linda commented further “for two days during the Easter holiday period the children will have enjoyed playing in a safe environment with a focus on their emotional wellbeing and relaxing with their friends and familiar adults. We are so grateful to Chaldon Champions and Rotary for making this possible.”

Photo features Linda Smith with a group of children.