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.

  • Half Term Fun!

    Half Term Fun!

    Our outreach team worked with both homes to create a fun activity plan for the boy’s week off school. They all joined in activities together where possible and all the boys thoroughly enjoyed the different day trips planned.

    At the beginning of the week the boys took part in their favourite activity ...

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  • Music Concert

    Music Concert

    Over the weekend our outreach team took one of the young people to their first ever concert, to see their favourite band – The Hives

    When they arrived at the venue (The Eventim Apollo) his eyes lit up.

    They checked out the merchandise stall before heading into the main hall, where they found a spot, not too far ...

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  • Easter Holiday

    Easter Holiday

    During the Easter break the boys set off for their annual holiday, this year they were off to Eastbourne. They packed up the minibus and started their journey, stopping for lunch halfway. Once the group arrived at their destination, they relaxed in the communal area playing some board games and doing some puzzles.

    They all sat ...

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  • The best chippy in town!

    The best chippy in town!

    The boys have had lots of fun finding ‘the best chippy’ in our local area.

    They all walked into the local town and visited three chip shops, purchasing a portion of chips from each one, after they headed down to the seafront and the staff dished a portion from each bag to all the boys young people and staff, ...

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  • Belchamps Activity Centre

    Belchamps Activity Centre

    This week the boys visited Belchamps our local activity centre.

    When they arrived, they met two instructors at the archery hut and was given a safety talk. All the boys thoroughly enjoyed the archery and worked hard to hit the target! A couple of them even got several bullseyes and was very pleased with themselves.

    After archery, ...

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  • Half Term Fun!

    Half Term Fun!

    An afternoon at Boom Battle Bar was the first outing of the week, the boys all had lots of fun playing the different activities on offer… pool and darts were definitely the teams favourites. This was followed with the group heading off to Creams for a victory milkshake.

    Go-Karting, bowling, crazy golf, and the local giant ...

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  • 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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