HAF bookings are slowly being released by local authorities. If your allocated council is currently password protected, please wait to hear from your school or local authority on how to book your placements.
On 8 November 2020, the government announced that the holiday activities and food programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021. The programme has provided healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children since 2018.
The programme will cover the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays in 2021.
School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. For some children that can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from disadvantaged families:
- less likely to access organised out-of-school activities
- more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health
- more likely to experience social isolation
Free holiday clubs are a response to this issue and evidence suggests that they can have a positive impact on
children and young people and that they work best when they:
- provide consistent and easily accessible enrichment activities
- cover more than just breakfast or lunch
- involve children (and parents) in food preparation
This holiday provision is for children who receive benefits-related free school meals.
Get Active Sports have been running our fabulous multi-activity holiday camps every holiday since 2012. Alongside our team of dedicated sports coaches, playworkers and teachers, we have a whole host of activities planned to keep your children active and engaged.
Over the Easter holidays, Get Active assisted Oxfordshire, Reading and Hillingdon council in providing over 700 children per day with exciting activities, delicious hot meals and a chance to meet new friends. Get Active are proud to be offering the HAF scheme in the below local areas. If your child is in receipt of free school meals and live in one of the below areas, get in touch!