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Preston to host series of free ‘Get Stuck In’ holiday clubs this summer

Posted on - 26th July, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Education, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Recreation, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Last year’s Get Stuck In holiday club

Preston will host a series of free ‘Get Stuck In’ holiday clubs this summer to support families across the borough.

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A similar scheme ran successfully across Blackburn with Darwen last summer and was attended by over 2,300 Children and Young People.

Coordinated by charity Spring North, the holiday clubs are running from 2 to 29 August. The clubs will provide a range of fun activities and a free meal for children aged 4 to 16.

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Arts and crafts activities will be available

Activities include games, multi-sports, dance classes, DJing and arts and crafts, plus a range of sessions to help build resilience, aspiration and awareness. The sessions will run at multiple venues, at various dates and times across Preston.

Angela Allen, CEO for Spring North, said: “Following the success of last years’ Get Stuck In holiday clubs, we’re delighted to be working and receiving funding to extend the offer to Preston.

“Funding from the Department of Education and Lancashire City Council will allow us to coordinate the clubs across the city this summer, aimed at children who receive free school meals.

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She said: “Last summer, more than 2,300 young people accessed our holiday clubs across Blackburn with Darwen, and we know from the feedback how important these sessions were in supporting families over the summer period.

“The clubs are aimed at children who are eligible for free school meals, and our holiday clubs are a great opportunity for young people to socialise and take part in a wide variety of fun and engaging activities, as well as receive a meal.

“Our experienced partner network can support children and young people and deliver a wide range of activities to keep them entertained over the summer holidays.”



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