CiCC Trip to the National Forest

Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:23 by Catriona Candler

Our trip to Rosliston Forestry Centre in Derbyshire was awesome! The weather was gorgeous! We had a meeting in the morning where we were updated on the things that had been going on over the summer and looked at some ideas for the Celebration of Achievement... Read More »

Tags: National Forest, CiCC, meetings, Trips


Posted: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:18 by Catriona Candler

The 2012 Leicestershire Corporate Parenting Playscheme was a great sucess! Macha from Caring about Reading organised really fun stories and activities every day, we went on a Gruffalo hunt, collected bugs and even made George's Marvellous Medicine! There were... Read More »

Tags: Fun, Beaumanor Hall, Activities

High Ropes and Raft Building

Posted: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:04 by Catriona Candler

During the summer the ECiC Youth Workers, Holly and Sam organised lots of fun activities - young people made glass art, took part in some film projects and did high ropes and raft building at Beaumanor and Quorn Hall.

The High Ropes were great fun, some of... Read More »

Tags: Trips, EdCiC, Youth Workers, High Ropes, Raft Building


Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:59 by Catriona Candler

On 8th of August the 7 to 13's Children in Care Council went to Conkers for their summer trip. We had a short meeting at the YHA beside Conkers where we did some planning for the Celebration of Achievement event and the playscheme and picnic. We played in... Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, meetings, Conkers


Posted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:49 by Catriona Candler

The Choir works really hard rehearsing and performing at events all year, so we thought we deserved a night out. We went to the Curve in Leicester to see a youth production of Oliver!

It was a great show and we loved it. The actors and actresses were really... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Choir, Theatre

University Summer School

Posted: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:14 by Catriona Candler

Each year De Montfort, Leicester and Loughborough Universities join forces to put on a summer school for local children in care. 7 young people from Leicestershire took part this year. They designed an app for use at London 2012, tried to drive remote control... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, University, Summer

In the corridors of power ...

Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:12 by Catriona Candler

Every few months the Who Cares? Trust organises the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Looked After Children and Care Leavers. This takes place in Boothroyd House in Westminster (London). Young people in care from all over the country attend along with... Read More »

Tags: Trips, meetings, CiCC, Westminster, APPG, Who Cares? Trust, MPs

Alton Towers

Posted: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:18 by Catriona Candler

On Friday 6th June, over 60 Leicestershire children in care, carers & staff went to AltonTowers. The trip was organised by Sandicliffe Motors, and included lots of other CiC from across the East Midlands.

It was really wet, but everyone had a great day... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Sandicliffe, Alton Towers, meetings

Be Someone

Posted: Wed, 16 May 2012 10:55 by Catriona Candler

A small Performing Arts group met weekly at the Y Theatre in Leicester, working with some professional actors and choreographers. They were involved in writing, directing, acting and singing in a short production called 'Be Someone'. We unfortunately never... Read More »

Tags: Performing Arts, The Y, Acting, Singing, Drama

Easter Egg Hunt

Posted: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:22 by Catriona Candler

Despite it being a cold day, 56 children in care, carers and carer's children enjoyed the first Corporate Parenting Easter Egg Hunt.

"I had good fun" M, age 10

"It was great!" Carer

I like playing and eggs" M, age 3

As well as the egg hunt around King Lear's lake... Read More »

Tags: Watermead Country Park, Easter