Media Cubs collaborates with Wigan Warriors for a super summer of fun

We have been delighted to collaborate with Wigan Warriors Community Foundation to help them deliver six weeks of school holiday fun, as part of Wigan Council’s ‘Holiday Activities and Food programme‘ (HAF) 2022
Based at the official Wigan Warriors training ground, hundreds of children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, were kept active over summer with a lively range of sports activities.
Adding to the excitement, our team were able to provide creative sessions and challenges, often tying in with the theme of rugby, such as photography, video making, stop motion and much more.

The children, now turned Media Cubs ‘mini reporters’, were even treated to a tour around DW stadium where Warriors play their home games and grabbed exclusive press conferences with players Iain Thornley, Jake Bibby, Harry Smith, Joe Shorrocks, Georgia Wilson and Kaitlin Hilton.

Kirsty Day, Media Cubs project lead, said: “This summer with Wigan Warriors has been fantastic and it’s been a joy to see the children at the holiday camp grow in both confidence and curiosity each week.
“They have been able to get stuck into trying something different at every session – the stop motion films that they created were just amazing and we hope that they carry these new skills forward with them.”
The main workshops focused on working with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) over the course of six-weeks and as part of this work we 21 children to take part in a survey to see how Media Cubs had impacted on them. This revealed that 95% of them felt more confident and said they had learned something new after taking part in sessions, 81% felt like their views and opinions are important, 71% were happy to speak in front of others and 57% said they think they could work in a TV studio or newsroom – a fantastic outcome!
Check out these highlights below of both the SEND workshops and the Wigan Warriors player camp interviews!