Play days for south Morley kids

Cross Hall’s teenagers are in no danger of being bored thanks to their dedicated youth workers.

Morley Community Church volunteers Anneke Barnstedt and Anastasia Chalchynska have created a programme of exciting activities for youngsters attending their YSIX youth club.

The project aims to engage children who are at risk of boredom by offering them group trips out and themed activities. Coming up are a ten pin bowling night, a Mafia evening and supermarket trolley racing.

Anneke and Anastasia also run holiday clubs in the area, including a scheme in the Wesley Playhouse in Howden Clough over Easter. Each morning the pair organised and supervised games, storytelling, crafts, singing, and competitions with an Olympic Games theme.

The play scheme was supported by Morley Town Council, Leeds City Council and Housing Leeds, who all backed the provision of holiday entertainment in south Morley. Ten volunteers gave 130 hours of their time to the programme.

“Every parent knows that children can easily get bored. They have been encouraged to be thoughtful, creative, respectful and kind through the wide range of activities provided by this club,” said Anneke.