THE SCHOOL holiday scheme aimed at getting children active and offering them a healthy meal returns for the February half-term in more areas than ever before.
Active Kitchen will host sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, in Catshill at the Baptist Church, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at St Andrew’s Church in Charford, in Rubery at St Chad’s Church on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at the NewSong Community Church for Sidemoor young people on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The sessions for nine to 16-year-olds will run from midday to 2pm each day and there will be a variety of activities on offer, including dance, skipping, football, rugby, basketball, dodgeball, cricket and more.
The project is run by Bromsgrove District Council, in conjunction with YMCA Worcestershire.
The original Active Kitchen was funded by then county councillor Chris Bloore and Coun Luke Mallett and delivered by the YMCA at Newsong Community Church and St Andrews Church in 2018.
After proving successful, councillors of all parties unanimously backed its roll-out last year.
The sessions provide a safe, welcoming place for children in their local areas and enable them to avoid holiday hunger with free home-prepared meals.
Whilst anyone of eligible age is welcome to attend, the sessions aim to have a lasting impact on the lives of young people, empowering personal value and self-confidence, in areas with higher levels of deprivation.
The Active Kitchen project is currently supported by the district council’s Sports Development Team, YMCA, Newsong Community Church and the Oakland Foundation.
Call Bromsgrove District Council’s Sports Development Team on 01527 881289 for more information on Active Kitchen.