Latest news from the Kites Children’s Services team

Read the latest news from the Kites team including general news and also news about our organisation.

  • Accountability Network: Speak Up!

    Accountability Network: Speak Up!

    A member of the Kites team is working on a ‘Speak Up’ scheme which is designed to engage the boys more with their care and the world around them, i.e. local and national politics, environment, and history.

    So far two of our boys have joined the Southend Youth Council and a further two will be joining ...

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  • Weekend Fun!

    Weekend Fun!

    For one of our young people, it was a very busy weekend last week. On Saturday he and a member of the outreach team set off to the o2 Islington in London to watch The Twang in concert. This was a reward for completing 6 weeks of the Let’s Talk Journal (a programme designed to help the young ...

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  • Mamma Mia Show

    Mamma Mia Show

    Last week one of our young people were given the opportunity to see the Mamma Mia show in London, as a reward for winning the Summer Challenge. When a member of the Outreach team arrived at the home, the young person was ready and waiting to set off for the train station, they stopped at ...

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  • Happy Halloween 🎃

    Happy Halloween 🎃

    Last week was half term for our boys, they enjoyed taking part in many activities which included pumpkin carving, going to the local gaming café, a visit to Colchester Zoo and playing their favourite activity in the woods – fox and hounds!

    The week came to an end with Kites annual Halloween party, everyone looked amazing ...

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  • Accountability Network Scheme: Activities 

    Accountability Network Scheme: Activities 

    For this scheme, the project leader will be providing new activities that the boys can take part in across both of our homes. The activities chosen will be both in-house and offsite and they will provide opportunities for the boys to gain and develop different skills such as social skills, working as a team, understanding ...

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  • Office Artwork

    Office Artwork

    The boys were asked to create artwork for the reception area at our head office. We are all extremely proud of them and think they have created some incredible pieces.

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  • Cookery Lesson

    Cookery Lesson

    Yesterday the boys took part in their weekly cookery lesson, the recipe was chosen to show our boys that they are more than capable of creating a memorable and impressive dessert for a special occasion!

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  • Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium

    Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium

    The outreach team organised a trip to Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, White Hart Lane to complete the Dare Skywalk for two of our spurs fans!

    They drove to the Stadium, stopping for a McDonalds breakfast along the way. They enjoyed listening to the radio and chatted about music and football the whole journey.

    After watching the safety video, ...

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  • Kites CS Summer Mastermind 2023 challenge!

    Kites CS Summer Mastermind 2023 challenge!

    A big congratulations to both Brook and Estuary House for the competitive spirit displayed at the 2023 Summer Mastermind Challenge.

    The team captains were chosen, and they both came up to play a very tense battle of rock, paper, scissors to decide which team were to go first. Two judges were present ...

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  • Fox and Hounds!

    Fox and Hounds!

    Last week the boys all took part in one of our favourite activities – Fox and Hounds!

    There are two teams in the game; one plays the part of the Foxes and lays a trail of glow sticks while the other plays the part of the Hounds, following the trail. The Foxes will then find an ...

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