By KLTV Newsdesk –
This summer, school age children and young people who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) will be able to access a wide range of funded, fun clubs and activities across Kirklees.
The ‘School’s Out!’ programme will include Clubs, playschemes, open events and activities for those with additional needs delivered by a range of partners from a variety of sectors, including the community, charitable and private sectors.
Opportunities will be available for families, those over 16 and under 5’s. with clubs and activities aimed at groups of:
- Children aged 5-8
- Children aged 8-13
- Young people aged 11-16
- Young people in college/sixth form aged 16-18
- Whole family activities
- Inclusive activities
The main part of the programme will be sessions lasting four hours, for four days of the week, for four weeks of the summer holiday and one week of the Christmas holiday.
Sessions will include a healthy meal and nutritional information for each child/young person as well as sports, games, arts, crafts, environmental themes, dance & performing arts, and food activities.
Invitations will go out in May to Free School Meal eligible families explaining how they can register their children and young people on the ‘School’s Out’ web app for the funded clubs and activities.
There will also be a separate registration process, outlined in the invitation, for families who may be unable to book places digitally.
The “School’s Out!” programme is being co-ordinated by Phillip Blackwell from Kirklees Council and Susan Greenwood from local charity Kirklees Youth Alliance (KYA), and is funded as part of the Department of Education Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme as well as KYA’s Council-funded Healthy Holidays Programme.