If you were egg-specting this Easter to be lots of fun and you attended any of our 90 sessions during the school holidays you won’t have been disappointed! We provided activities and meals for more than 400 children and young people including Laser Tag, Sports and Easter Crafts!
Unfortunately, we are working in some of the most disadvantaged communities across Blackpool and we know that not every child will have received a chocolate egg when they woke up on Easter Sunday. Thanks to Tandem Bank, Village Hotel Blackpool and some personal donors we were able to ensure every single child enjoyed some festive treats.
One child, age 7, told their Holiday Club Activity Workers on Easter Monday that the “Easter Bunny didn’t come to our house, Mummy said he was poorly”. Luckily, our intervention and partnership with parents ensured that E.B. returned to work the next day and the child was delighted to tell us on Tuesday morning that they’d had an Easter Egg Hunt that morning!
The Boathouse Youth delivers the nationally funded Holiday Activity & Food Programme for children Aged 5 to 18. Our KS1 and KS2 children ran across four Blackpool Primary Schools (Thames, Gateway, Boundary and Christ the King) with our Grange Park Youth Centre hosting sessions for our Pathway Programme (children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and most of our KS3 and KS4 activities being provided off-site and at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy.
Various teams from across the organisation worked incredibly hard to ensure children and young people were provided with a high-quality provision during the holiday period. All children received delicious, healthy and nutritious meals every day, which combined with physical exercise and enriching activities ensured their health and wellbeing was kept on top-form during school closures.
If you are interested in learning more about our Holiday Activities & Food Programme please contact our HAF Manager, Jamie: email@example.com