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Launch of #WeAreBristol Kids online hub

A new online hub has just been launched in Bristol – to connect children and young people with the city during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

#WeAreBristol Kids went live today (Thursday 21 May) – and is a new council-led online resource bring young people together in a fun and informative way.

With many families struggling due to school closures and isolation from usual activities, the hub – with a strong focus on Bristol – includes lots of creative ideas to keep children occupied.

Content will continue to be added over the coming weeks and currently includes:

  • An exercise video featuring players from Bristol Rovers F.C.Bristol
  • Actor Joe Sims reading of local writer and illustrator, Rob Hodgson’s book ‘The Cave’
  • An interactive recipe for delicious scones from Bristol’s Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams
  • Famous Bristol scenes drawn by local artist Jenny Urquhart, available to print off and colour in

Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People, Cllr Helen Godwin, said the new site was “informed by pledges made in Bristol Children’s Charter”

She said: “…We want to say a big thank you to our Bristol kids and that is the inspiration behind today’s launch… – we have curated a new site full of creative and inspirational ideas…

“This new resource aims to encourage reading, cooking, physical activity, art and the opportunity to engage with the Mayor and our wider local democracy.

“With the input of kids from across our beautiful and diverse city, we will create an online hub that tells the story of Bristol’s young people during lockdown and beyond.”

The hub is a development of the award-winning #WeAreBristol campaign, launched in July 2019 which “encouraged unity and a strong sense of civic pride”.

#WeAreBristol Kids will be fully interactive and give children and families the chance to contribute their own content, as well as offer suggestions for what they would like in the future.