A & V Rhythmic club bringing together young girls from diverse backgrounds and to make them feel included in the sport and community through Christmas party and Christmas gifts. Covid 19 has ripped though families and grounded UK economy. Lockdown has affected children's mental health, boredom, stress and loneliness is a reality for many kids in lockdown. Many children said that their club is very important for their wellbeing over the lockdown and have look forward to Xmas performance.
Christmas is an important event for every child. Many Christmas events have been cancelled due to Covid 19. The National Statistics released its weekly data showing that children's life satisfaction is at its lowest point since the start of the coronavirus pandemic - and falling. Children need a beacon of light to look forward to, children need friends and prospects of spending time with them.
Friendship Society / A & V Rhythmic Club will host Christmas party for kids in small bubbles to allow them to meet each other, meet Father Christmas and receive a Christmas present in Covid safe environment. No amount of face time can replace playing together even in small bubbles.
For kids to have near normal Christmas is a life affirming event. To be with people who share your passion in gymnastics and who have your reassurance that life will get back to normal in the near future. When you think that everything in life is a disaster due to Covid 19, not being able to see friends in the same way has been the cruellest part of lockdown for kids. There has never been a greater reminder than lockdown that friendships are not a luxury for kids, they are a necessity.