Parent’s speeches from the 2014 AGM

Jane’s Speech   Hi, my name is Jane and I’m mum to Eleanor who turned 2 6 weeks ago. Here’s our journey to Playskill. As an expectant new mum, the wrong side of 35, but under 40!, I had a very smooth pregnancy – no morning sickness, no chronic heart burn, continued with my regular […]

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Playskill Christmas Party 2014

Xmas party 2014

We had a wonderful Christmas party and after school grotto.We had a visit from Fergus McMullen the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire who came in full court dress a pictured here with our staff. Fergus thanked all the volunteers who work so hard to make Playskill happen. We also thanked Jackie Tannett and Jane Morris from […]

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Children in Need and the One Show

Team rickshaw

The Children in Need Rickshaw, with Matt Baker from the One Show, Cycling team, camera crew and support team visited PLAYSKILL – Hemel Hempstead. The Rickshaw Challenge is now in its fourth year and has raised over £5 million for Children In Need. This year, Team Rickshaw was made up of six young people, each […]

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Challenge 19

Andrew Jordan [ William’s dad] has set up 3 massive challenges for Playskill. In June, A canoe trip through Britains canal network from Inverness to London, In September a 5.25 mile swim from one end of Lake Coniston to the other and again in october a Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride. Andrew is […]

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Annual Autumn Term Outing

Autumn Outing 2014

Playskill commenced the Autumn term this week with its annual outing, this year it was to Willow’s farm and we had a record number of families come with nearly 70 attending. It was a good day despite the drizzle!  It was a great day for some of our children who have recently learnt how to walk […]

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Watford Summer Party 2014

Summer Party Watford 2014

We had a wonderful summer party in very hot weather at Soul Survivor to end a busy but successful term at Playskill. We thoroughly enjoyed splashing in the water to cool down! Huge thanks to Ruth from Hartbeeps who led a fantastic music session which all the children enjoyed, and to the parents who raised […]

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Hemel Hempstead Beach Party 2014

Hemel Beach Party

We had our Playskill Hemel Hempstead Beach Party on Friday at Woodfield School. Despite the wet weather we were delighted to let families know that we have received news of funding for 2015 from BBC Children in Need for our AM and PM group of £25,020 towards the costs of running the groups! Sadly Chris […]

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Summer term Fun for ALL

Summer term Fun

We have had wonderful times in the groups seeing the children making great progress – including saying 2 words together for the first time, learning to use scissors, making independent steps and learning to walk! Meanwhile we have had lots of fun with our trip to Whipsnade thanks to Cedric Levitt and Peter Cordory 10 families […]

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Watford easter party 2014

Easter Party 2014

We had a wonderful get-together of old and new playskill children from the Watford groups last week for our big Easter party! We had fun with face painting, easter craft and a treasure hunt thanks to Debbie Foster and Debbie Kitts! We all joined in with parachute games and singing too, it was Che and […]

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