SCRAPBOXES, CRAFTING FOR HOME AND LOTS MORE
The virus is affecting everyone, and at MKPA we recognise the need to ensure families have the resources and ideas to home educate and keep children creative, occupied, happy and safe at home. We are responding by providing pre-packed boxes of scrap materials along with ideas sheets that are ordered on our website (Scrapstore Shopping page) and collected in Kiln Farm at an agreed time slot so no social contact is made.
“I don’t know what I would do without this scrap, our Grandchildren have created amazing games to play and we would definitely recommend MKPA ” – Wendy Usher, Cranfield
“I have 3 young children at home, all in different year groups. If MKPA were not providing these resources and ideas I would not know where to start. Thank you MKPA” Lydia Chikore – Bedford
The charities mission is to develop the wellbeing of children through play to enable them to grow to full maturity with the skills that they need for tomorrow. We are still doing this even in these difficult times.
In order to adhere to the government guidelines surrounding COVID-19, all scheduled training courses, support services and play events have been postponed and the Scrapstore and Resource Unit is currently closed.
As a result, four of the six staff members have been furloughed. However with the support of a grant from Milton Keynes Community Foundation, two remain on reduced hours to support the provision of low-cost resources, such as scrap and craft boxes for families at home. During the crises this service is open to ALL families across Milton Keynes and surrounding areas to support creativity and learning at home.
The work we do is operated on a completely contactless collection basis. Find out more on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mkpaplay/
MKPA believe strongly that the words ‘stay safe at home’ should apply as much to mental wellbeing as they do to physical health. We stand by that belief by continuing to support the mental wellbeing of local children and their families.
Please see below for the full list of our current scrap and craft boxes and more! To purchase these items, please go to our shopping page.