HAF Family Camp
We were very proud to work alongside NAPI (North East Action for Children Parents Inclusion) to host the first ever additional needs school holiday HAF club, NAPI@Hadrian.
The holiday activities and food programme was provided support to children in receipt of free school meals or an EHCP through holiday periods, funded by the Local Authority and Department of Education.
The club ran Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-4pm for the last 4 weeks of the summer break.
The clubs aim was to ensure children and their families, who are funded to eat healthily over the school holidays, have opportunities be active, learn about health and nutrition and be more engaged with school and other local services whilst being in a safe environment.
The children did need to be supported by a parent/carer, which helped keep staffing costs to a minimum, but was open to siblings of the child with additional needs. Families’ feedback was amazing. They loved seeing their children enjoy a range of suitable activities together as parents reported that they usually had to do separate activities to suit each of their children.
All the activities were ran by a range of amazing local activity groups and community services including:
Star Strike Soccer
Healthy eating day
Smile through sport
Animals about town
Blue Tiger First aid
NHS 0-19 nursing services
Yoga with Louise
West Denton fire service
Community police service
Blue Tiger first aid
Party gems Magic show
Party gems Disco and special guest
Chilled sensory area