A Summer of Fun in Ogmore

The Welsh Government’s £7 million ‘Summer of Fun’ has returned for a second year to support children and young people across Wales following the pandemic.

Many families across Ogmore are continuing to enjoy many free activities and events across the summer months as part of the Welsh Government’s multi-million-pound project.

Our local authorities, Bridgend County Borough Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are working with partners to provide an extensive programme of events. They have worked with BAVO to support the broad range of community broad range of community groups and organisations who applied for the ‘Summer of Fun’ support scheme to develop local opportunities for children and young people.

The free and inclusive activities offered range from sporting, cultural and play based activities to name a few and are available in Welsh, English or bilingually.

Awen Libraries continue to promote the ‘Summer 2022 Reading Challenge’. Mentor Bro Ogwr are running a series of Welsh language holidays programmes for children who attend Welsh medium schools. The ‘Active 4 Life’ packages are offering children aged eight to eleven fun and varied activity sessions focused on sports, games, arts, and creative activities.

Our local schools have also been providing great summer school activity programmes. I was delighted to visit Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen recently during one of their programmes, where the Police Dog Handling Team were also in attendance. The children were able to meet with the extremely popular visiting police dogs and the handling team.

Well done to everyone involved who has contributed to the success of the summer programme of events and activities which is being enjoyed by children and young people right across Ogmore.

The programme has been a huge success so far with lots of great activities still being offered up until 30th September. Look out for upcoming events on local authority websites and social media.