The Holiday activity fund (HAF) is a funded opportunity for children and young people to access fun, creative, and active holiday camps for FREE during the summer holidays.
School holidays in particular can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. For some children, that can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from disadvantaged families:
Less likely to access organised out-of-school activities.
More likely to experience social isolation.
More likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health.
Children who are identified as ‘free school meals’ (FSM) children are the targeted group who are eligible for the holiday courses. In Northamptonshire, the provision is called ‘Holiday Activity Fund’ (HAF).
Schools Officer, Rhys Barnes said: “The holiday activity fund is a fantastic, funded project that allows children and young people to access activities that they wouldn’t normally receive. This can enrich a young person’s life as they will experience new things or simply provide a safe haven for children outside of school term time.”
Activities include, arts & crafts, PSHE and well-being, teambuilding, outdoor learning, as well as physical activity indoor and outdoor.
We will run 5 camps across the Summer Holidays as follows:
Monday 24th - Thursday 27th July at Oakway Academy:102 Oakway, Wellingborough NN8 4SD. 8:30am-12:30pm
Monday 31st July - Thursday 3rd August at Parker E-Act Academy: Ashby Rd, Daventry NN11 0QF 8:30am-12:30pm
Monday 7th - Thursday 10th August at Irchester Community Primary School: School Ln, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7AZ 8:30am-12:30pm
Monday 14th - Thursday 17th August at Irthlingborough Junior School: College St, Irthlingborough, Wellingborough NN9 5TX, 8:30am-12:30pm
Monday 21st - Thursday 24th August at Woodford Halse Primary School: High St, Woodford Halse, Daventry NN11 3RQ 8:30am-12:30pm
For more information, please contact Rhys.Barnes@ntfc.co.uk
We look forward to seeing you there!