Click hosted their annual Bring Your Kids To Work day on Thursday, with all activities following a bear-theme to fit with the company’s sponsorship of The Big Sleuth.
After being featured in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Companies To Work For for the fourth year in a row, Click wanted to give back to employees and provide a day of free childcare, but with 30 children attending from as young as 18 months to 13 years old, Click’s social committee had their work cut out to organise a day that would cater for all, whilst also incorporating some bear-themed tasks.
The children were split into age groups and took part in model bear painting and making, bear-themed stories, a visit to the BBC studio and a group trail to see Click’s Big Sleuth bear in Victoria Square. Older children also learned how to code from Click’s software engineers and made posters with the marketing team.
Delivered by Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity in partnership with creative producers Wild in Art, The Big Sleuth, so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears, will see the individually designed, 165cm tall, sculptures appearing throughout the city, inspiring residents and tourists to uncover Bear-mingham’s cultural gems and discover areas of the city they may not have explored before. At the end of the trail, the bears will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
Mary Joyce, Head of Implementation and a key member of Click’s social committee, commented, “It was lovely to see such a high turnout for the day, even if it was a little hectic at times! It was great to see everyone getting along with each other and I believe it’s brought us closer together as a company. Click Travel is certainly unique and it’s a pleasure to organise these kind of events.”