Colleagues dressed as dinosaurs enjoy the fun

A Summer Party was held in the city for Looked After Children and their foster carers.

Over 250 children, young people and adults met at the Xcel Centre for a day of games and fun, and - despite a waterlogged pitch and the wind and rain – everyone had a great day.

In between the showers, the children were able to play football and enjoy food and ice cream, while indoors there was an array of activities for all to enjoy.  

Sky Blues in the Community were there with a virtual goal-scoring inflatable, and there was also face-painting, circus skills, a petting zoo, soft play for the little ones, weird science, and even the chance to play the didgeridoo and drums.  

The Library Service was there, along with arts and crafts activities, and the youngsters were also led in a conga by some friendly dinosaurs!

Cllr Patricia Seaman, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

“It was a really good day, with lots of smiling faces. 

“It’s really important for the children to get together and build friendships and for foster carers to meet others in their position and build support groups, but mostly the day is just about having fun and doing something special for some young people who really deserve it.

“Thank you to everyone involved for braving the weather and making it possible, and to the Xcel for being such a great host.”

Learn more about fostering with Coventry City Council website.

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2023