Bristol City Council launches new #WeAreBristol Kids online hub for children and young people: WAB Kids logo RGB

21 May 2020

Bristol City Council launches new #WeAreBristol Kids online hub for children and young people

Bristol City Council launches the new #WeAreBristol Kids online hub today (Thursday 21 May).

#WeAreBristol Kids is a new online resource to better connect children with the city during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

With many families struggling, with continued school closures and isolation from usual activities, the hub with a strong focus on Bristol aims to bring kids together in an entertaining and informative way.

Content from the hub will build over the coming weeks, and currently includes:

  • 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 Bristol artist Jenny Urquhart that are available to print off and colour in
  • An exercise video featuring players from Bristol Rovers F.C.

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

“I am so pleased that today we able to share something positive and exciting as we launch our brand new online hub - #WeAreBristol Kids.

“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 is a resource created by children, for children.

“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.”

#WeAreBristol Kids is a development of the original, award-winning #WeAreBristol campaign, which was launched in July 2019 and encouraged unity and a strong sense of civic pride.

Building on those values, the online hub will provide activities to entertain and educate, while also encouraging children and parents to explore their own creativity.

#WeAreBristol Kids hub 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.

To enjoy the full range of content, visit: https://www.wearebristol.co.uk/kids/