Young Gloucestershire are overseeing the Holiday activities and food programme across the Tewkesbury District for August 2021.

Background:

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

What’s on offer?

Free holiday club spaces for young people, what’s included:

  • Up to four days of holiday club provision
  • A fun and exciting programme of sport and activities
  • A meal at lunchtime
  • Opportunity to learn more about food preparation with access to a range of FREE cooking recipes
  • Or alternatively to the above access to a FREE food box for the family

Who is the programme is for?

This holiday provision is for children who receive benefits-related free school meals.

We’ll consider requests to use up to 10% of funding to provide places for children who are considered by the local authority as vulnerable or in need of this provision. This may include, for example:

  • children assessed as being in need
  • looked-after children
  • children with an EHC plan (education, health and care)
  • children assessed as otherwise vulnerable
  • children living in areas of high deprivation

How to get involved?

FREE Holiday Activities or FREE Food Box- take a look at our bookings page to view all of the opportunities we have available across the Tewkesbury District during August 2021:
https://tewkesburydistrict.coordinate.cloud/

For instructions on how to complete the online form, please download the instructions document.

For bookings and enquires feel free to contact the YG team at: haf@youngglos.org.uk or Phone: 01452 501008 Ext 300.

There is a helpful booklet to guide and signpost you to access available food, activities and wellbeing during the school holidays - download it here.

Working Together:

Young Gloucestershire will be working with a range of providers this summer to offer a variety of holiday activities across Tewkesbury. Our current providers include:

Aims of the programme:

As a result of this programme, we want children who attend this provision to:

  • eat more healthily over the school holidays
  • be more active during the school holidays
  • take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment
  • be safe and not to be socially isolated
  • have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition
  • be more engaged with school and other local services

We also want to ensure that the families who participate in this programme:

  • develop their understanding of nutrition and food budgeting
  • are signposted towards other information and support, for example, health, employment and education