Our Out of School programme provides a vital resource for local children and families in need who are struggling during the school holidays. For the children we provide a week of fun, exciting and educational activities and experiences, all designed to show them that they and life can be different and which allow them to create some wonderful and positive memories of childhood – memories that will stay with them forever.
The weeks also help alleviate pressure on parents/family carers who often have difficult and challenging backgrounds and face issues in their lives that can seem overwhelming. For them our Out of School clubs can provide a much-needed break and respite.
The Out of School programme runs during the half term, Easter and summer breaks for children aged 5-13. Each week (Monday-Friday) consists of a range of practical, hands on activities based around sport, drama, science, art, cooking, healthy eating, nutrition and diet, creative writing, music and video making that aim, over time and in conjunction with the existing work of care agencies, to help to improve their confidence, education, health, skills and experience and tackle discrimination.
All children who attend our Out of School programme are referred by either local statutory and voluntary organisations or schools working with local disadvantaged children and families. Referrers to the programme include: social services, looked after children’s education service and women’s aid for example.
For further informationregarding our Out of School programme, please contact Stephen Yip on: 0151 708 8273.