Summer Holiday Activity Programme
We were delighted that West Sussex County Council commissioned us to deliver the holiday activity programme for young people aged 8 – 14 years. We hosted this activity programme at 4 different sites across West Sussex. These were at Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre in Petworth, East Beach Church in Selsey, Vicars Hall at the Chichester Cathedral, and MakerSpace in Bognor with over 150 young people attending.
Our Education Coordinator and Nutritionist devised this amazing programme into 4 sessions which were delivered by the UKHarvest staff and our volunteers. We were very excited to get involved with some food prep such as chopping ingredients for a salad, creating healthy snacks and making dessert. We also made pizza dough together from scratch! We encouraged everyone to get involved with the outside activities which consisted of a range of fun ball games and hula hooping. Additionally, we had a craft table where they could complete wordsearches, try some painting or colouring and play board games.
We were happy to provide lunch with delicious pastries, fresh fruit and drinks were always available. Priority was given to young people who were receiving free school meals.
We have a Registered Nutritionist on our team who wrote resources for the Healthy Eating and Healthy Snack sessions. Each young person was given an EatWell Guide and Label Reading Decoder to take home.
“My daughter learned about healthy foods, food sustainability and had an opportunity to try foods in forms that she'd not done before. She also had an opportunity to mix with children other than her peers from school which was hugely beneficial. She always felt welcomed and enjoyed the sessions.”
"This was delivered by the very enthusiastic and welcoming UK Harvest team with cooking activities, craft and thought-provoking games. All four of my children clearly retained a good deal of the information presented and were happy to describe skills they had learned about. This included subjects such as healthy eating, food preparation and where our foods come from. They also learned about being wise with food and how to minimise food waste."