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Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) celebrates “World Hello Day”

On 21 November, Children’s early years organisation Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) and the Stockwell community came together to celebrate ‘World Hello Day’ at Wheatsheaf Community Centre – a holiday that is celebrated by over 180 countries all over the world.

This community event running in partnership with St. Stephen’s Children’s Centre and local community groups, had the purpose of celebrating diversity in the local community by demonstrating the importance of personal communication in order to preserve peace throughout the world, as well as in our own community.

Families took part in different activities from drumming, learning how to say hello in different languages, participating in arts and craft activities, writing personal messages about promoting global peace and sending greetings from Stockwell to the rest of the world.

During the healthy community lunch provided by LEAP Incredible Edible Lambeth (a healthy eating service provided by LEAP) over 50 families had a chance to get known each other better, find out more about LEAP programme, local services or to talk directly to a Deputy Mayor of Lambeth and publisher of Lambeth Life Ibrahim Dogus, who came to celebrate this very special event with LEAP and a local community.

About LEAP

Formed in 2014, Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) is an innovative programme committed to transforming early years services in four Lambeth wards.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, LEAP is made up of a partnership of local organisations, communities, parents and carers. The aim is to deliver the best possible services in early childhood, encourage families to participate in designing and promoting services, and to offer the early years workforce training opportunities to develop their skills. We aim to build stronger and more supportive communities to enable individuals and organisations to collaborate so that every child has a better start in life, from pregnancy up to their fourth birthday.

LEAP is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB). NCB is a leading children’s charity working to build a better childhood for every child. NCB champion children’s right to be safe, secure and supported, by using evidence and our expert knowledge to influence government policy, and help practitioners to do the best job possible, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.

Any further questions regarding LEAP please contact Gareth Williams.

Email: gwilliams@ncb.org.uk Phone: 02075824182

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