WHCT Supporting Dads Nights

The Wester Hailes Community Trust has presented their latest award to Dads Rock for their Dads Nights project, supporting the group to hold special sessions for dads and male caregivers at local primary schools.

The award of £2500 for the Dads Nights Projects will see Dads Rock run two ‘Dads Nights’ at Canal View and Clovenstone Primary. The events would be open to all pupils and Dads or male caregivers. The events will be fun and give the children and Dads a positive experience of their school with arts/crafts, balloon modelling workshops, cooking together, Ceilidh dancing, face painting, outdoor nature play, and  sports. These events will bring together families from across Wester Hailes, and also organisations from Wester Hailes, to work together and build closer links.

Dads Rock was set up in 2011. They provide free: – 3 playgroups, 2 each Saturday, and 1 each Sunday. The groups are open to all dads/granddads and children aged 0-5 yrs. – Dads2be Antenatal classes, – School Work – In both Primary and Secondary schools. – Young Dads (aged 25 or under) 1:1 support.

Their Wester Hailes group meets on Saturdays 10.00am – 11.30am at the WHALE Arts Centre. If you have anything you would like to donate towards the Mud Kitchen get in touch with Dads Rock at thomas@dadsrock.org.uk. You can find out more about Dads Rock here.

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