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August 03, 2020
This special event was completely free of charge for our adoptive families, as it was funded by BBC Children in Need.
In the week before the event took place, all necessary art supplies were delivered to the participants at home. The children then joined a live-streamed YouTube tutorial with Becky from Brush Party UK. Each child used acrylic paint and canvas to create the brilliant piece of artwork you can see above, which is called ‘Two’s Trouble’. The event was a great success. Lots of families took part, the children really enjoyed themselves and all of them created works of art to be proud of.
We hope you enjoy this film of everyone’s work!
Throughout the lockdown period, we’ve been trying to offer our children and families opportunities to help support them and maintain connections with us and each other. So far, we’ve run an art project for our families, hosted a virtual Stay & Play event for families with young children, and opened up an online coffee and wine evening for adoptive parents. We’ve also been offering one-to-one support sessions and we will soon be hosting our first online Therapeutic Parenting Course.
Response to these events has been mixed, and we know that chatting via Zoom can never replace a face-to-face get-together with friends, peers and SFCS staff.
Sadly, it seems that it may be some time before things can truly ‘return to normal’. Whilst we’re hoping we will be able to offer a proper children’s event in October half term, we are also devising a survey for our families, to find out what additional services and events they might like to take part in during these strange times.
We would love to hear the views of both parents and children, so we’d really appreciate a couple of minutes of your time when the survey is sent to you. Thank you!