News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Toddlers Get On Their Trikes And Ride
Children at the Pembridge based Busy Bees playgroup have been buzzing around on their new scooters and tricycles thanks to funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
The volunteer run playgroup received over £890 from the Trust to replace their old, worn out equipment with eight new ride-on toys including tricycles, bikes and scooters along with a tumble mat, ensuring the children can play safely at Pembridge village hall where the group takes place.
Over at Busy Bees playgroup, physical play is seen as a fundamental part of a child’s development and this new equipment has enabled their children to take part in exciting and interesting activities, both indoors and outdoors, while at the same time acting as a basis for learning about basic road safety.
The funds have also been used to encourage further physical activity through music and dance by booking monthly ‘movement to music’ sessions at the Courtyard Music Pool in Hereford. Here the enthusiastic toddlers are able to get actively involved by singing, dancing and playing instruments.
Claire Good from Busy Bees commented “We have over 60 children on our register and about 35 children of mixed ages attend the playgroup weekly, from very young toddlers to four year old pre-schoolers. This new equipment enables us to offer them all lots of variety in their play and because its high quality it will last us for years to come.”
John Garbutt, Chairman of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust said “We were delighted to see that Busy Bees not only recognised the importance of encouraging healthy recreation from such a young age, but were looking for creative ways in which to do this and the Trust were pleased to help.”