During the Easter holidays the children and young people of the Children in Care Council (CiCC) have continued to enjoy time together virtually still.

On Wednesday 7 April, the children and young people in care took part in making a stop motion film with the kind support of Three, the mobile phone company, who led us through the steps of making our own movie. We learnt how much time goes into making an animated film and the amount of frames involved. We all had a chance to make our very own film. There was a lot of creativity coming from those that took part and some great films were produced with the use of toys, Lego and writing. It is hoped that we can go on and develop these skills further when we are meeting face-to-face in the future.

Thursday saw us all take to the kitchen to follow instructions on how to make Easter nest cakes. Children and young people in care, care leavers and foster carers joined in the fun session. Care leavers were provided with the ingredients to take part as Catie dropped a parcel round to each of them. There was a lot of tasting of chocolate along the way but between us we produced some great delicious cakes! See the mouth-watering photos!

Chocolate Easter nest cakes with mini eggs on top

We had an origami session on Tuesday. We were making moths and one young person made his into a pterodactyl! It was quite difficult but our online artist was brilliant with the children and young people.

We also delivered our Care2Listen training on Wednesday, where our young people present to Brighter Futures for Children’s staff and share their thoughts on things that matter to them while encouraging staff to think about how they can do things differently in their role.