Playground operation Jadadde in Ingelmunster is very popular, despite covid-19 – Society

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Jadadde’s playground operation will close its doors on Friday 21 August. In recent weeks, many children have come to the playground operation. It was not always easy for the animators due to the many corona measures. Fortunately, the sun was often present, so the children could let off steam in the improvised pool.

“Due to the corona virus, we have to take a lot of extra measures into account this year”, starts youth consultant Kevin Samyn. “We are fortunate that the youth sector in Flanders had already prepared well and had drawn up a scenario with measures. Internally, together with the youth work in our municipality, we also set up a task force to coordinate everything properly in connection with hygiene measures and communication. towards parents and children, “says Kevin.

“Due to the corona virus, we have to take a lot of extra measures into account this year,” says youth consultant Kevin Samyn. “We are fortunate that the youth sector in Flanders had already prepared well and had drawn up a scenario with measures. Internally, together with the youth work in our municipality, we also set up a task force to coordinate everything properly in connection with hygiene measures and communication. to parents and children “, Kevin says.” During the preparation weeks it was a bit of a search for the animators but also for myself, but in the meantime everything is running smoothly. So it certainly works differently, but I don’t think the children there themselves so many brands. “” That division into bubbles actually works well. During the first week we worked with one bubble, but we hit the limit of 50 participants. After that we decided to use the 6- to 12- birthday parties can be divided into two bubbles anyway, so we can have up to 90 different children come per week, while the toddlers are in another bubble and there can be up to 40 per week. others stay in the same bubble for one week, after that that can change. We look at everything week by week, based on the Primary measures. “According to Kevin, there was one child in July with a sore throat and signs of fatigue.” We are always very alert for symptoms and therefore immediately measured the fever and went to the doctor of called the playground for further advice. The child’s parents were notified who, in turn, had a test taken by their family doctor. Fortunately, two days later we got the news that the test was negative and that it was probably a throat infection. That was quite a relief at the time, “admits the youth consultant.” The animators should not wear a mouth mask in their own bubble. But in the preparation sometimes it is not possible to take sufficient distance and then you have to. In the beginning I heard someone complain about it now and then, but in the meantime everyone is used to it. Washing your hands on arrival and departure, before and after every toilet visit and during the afternoon snack has also become routine. “” Of course you remain limited in your freedom to a certain extent. We shouldn’t be shy about that. It is sometimes a bit more difficult, especially with the activities for the management on Friday evening. Because even if the playground week is over by then, a distance must also be kept between the animators of the different bubbles. Fortunately, the atmosphere has certainly not diminished. The group feeling is good. “” Until now we can receive an average of between 50 and 60 children per day “, says Kevin.” The second week of July we even had more than 80 children for a few days. This year Jadadde is extremely popular with preschoolers and also with children from 6 to 9 years. We also see that slightly older children find their way to the playground. “” We were already lucky in July and early August, because the weather was not too bad. We made an extra large swimming pool with straw bales and a thick tarpaulin. That will certainly come in handy with the heat wave, “Kevin says.” Despite corona, we have a lot of new enthusiastic animators and, compared to previous years, there are a lot more children present. We see their smiling faces. The positive signals we receive from parents more than make up for all those extra efforts. “” This year the go-cart course was expanded a lot and it has become much more adventurous. During the afternoon, children can also request their own records via Radio Jadadde. Boredom certainly does not strike the children who come to the playground Jadadde. On Friday evening, August 21, we will close our playground operation, after a few very nice weeks. ”

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