Half term

22nd March 2021

As part of the HAF rollout, Gloucestershire County Council has committed to providing educational activities and nutritious food to all Free School Meal children during the school half-term periods. With funding from the DfE, they will offer activities that last at least 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 6 weeks of the year to include food and cook along videos.

Due to the current restrictions imposed by the government, the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) will be delivered virtually for the Easter half-term period.  During the first week of half-term, Gloucestershire County Council will provide educational activities to all Free School Meal children. These will include cook-along videos and tasks for them to engage with. All activities will be suitable for children aged 5 to 16. They will be available on the HAF web page which can be accessed through the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Families will also be able to collect a Home Cooking Kit which contains recipe cards and enough food/ingredients for 4 meals and an Activities Pack with things to do for that week. These will be available for pick up from a collection point in their local area. Parents will be required to complete an application form in order for them to allocate and distribute the Home Cooking Kits/Activity Packs.

Our Free School Meal families can book onto the programme through the County’s online application page by Friday 19th March at 9am. This will enable them to organise the Home Cooking Kits for collection. You will then be emailed the details of the collection point by Monday 29th March. The Home Cooking Kits and Activity Packs will be available for pick up on Wednesday 31st March.