Fit and Fed
Plymouth City Council has secured funding from the Department for Education to coordinate a city-wide holiday activity and food programme during the 2019 summer holidays to support families with children who receive free school meals. Nationally, only 11 projects were awarded funding and Plymouth was the only successful bid in the South West. The Fit and Fed programme in Plymouth is being managed by the Sports Development Unit who have been delivering holiday programmes in the city for the last four years.
Our Fit and Fed holiday clubs will support children on free school meals and will provide a safe and fun environment, where they can experience a wide range of amazing activities including sports, dance, arts and crafts and much more. Every child will also receive a healthy nutritional meal or packed lunch each day. There are over 45 free clubs taking place across the city at different times and for different age groups (see the PDF brochure below for more details). Children can attend the same club for four weeks or visit a different club each week. There are limited spaces available, so places will be given to those who apply first.
We do hope that your child will join us and enjoy a happy, healthy holiday at one of our Fit and Fed holiday clubs this summer!
If your child does not currently have free school meals, they are not able to take part in this year’s Fit and Fed programme. This is due to focus of The Department for Education’s funding which only supports children that are currently receiving free school meals. However, there are plenty of other holiday clubs running across the city which provide similar opportunities.
We are not taking bookings for single days, children will need to attend in weekly blocks.
Yes. You can book a different club each week or you can choose to book the same club each week
Each holiday club will have a different theme (e.g. sport, art, outdoors, dance) and will offer a mix of different activities.
Daily activities will include some exercise, food education, fun and enriching activities as well as a healthy meal
Your child does not need to bring anything with them. However, they should wear comfortable clothing and footwear that allows them to run around and play games in. They may also need to wear appropriate clothing if activities are outside e.g. jumper, sun hat.
All of the holiday club providers have declared they have suitable arrangements and appropriate policies and procedures in place in relation to Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Insurance and Accessibility.
Where appropriate, clubs are also compliant with Ofsted requirements.
The Fit and Fed programme is being managed by the council’s Sports Development Unit. If you need to speak to someone about the Fit and Fed programme, or have any queries you can call them on 01752 307008 or send them an email at email@example.com
If your child has additional needs and requires extra support to access the holiday clubs, we may be able to help. Please get in touch with the Sports Development Unit on 01752 307008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the national programme from the Department for Education can be found in their press release at www.gov.uk/government/news/free-meals-and-activities-for-50000-children-over-2019-summer-holidays