Holiday Activity & Food for Bromsgrove - February Half Term 2021
The Starting Well Partnership, Sports Development team and the Community Safety team where successful through the council in putting a partnership bid together which would support half term activities across Bromsgrove and Redditch to support with outside events and food parcels.
Blackwell Court Adventure Centre
25 young people from Bromsgrove attended the activity centre over three days. The young people attended the days in the COVID bubbles which had already been formed from them attending The Bromsgrove Youth and Community Hub. The young people who are currently accessing the centre have several emotional and social challenges and engaging in activities during their days at the centre was really pushing the young people out of their comfort zone.
Xplorer Orienteering in Sanders Park
A Xplorer Orienteering course was established in both Sanders Park and the Arrow Valley Country park in partnership with British Orienteering, to help with increasing activity and creativity levels across during half term. Families could access the parks Xplorer maps on the council’s website and challenged families with young children to find all the markers dotted around the parks.
Here’s Gomez, our Programme Delivery Officer, and his young son learning about animals on our Sanders Park Xplorer course
We supported residents that were identified through The Hub Bromsgrove, Starting Well Partnership, BDHT, the Basement Project, South Bromsgrove High School and New Starts. The referrals we received supported with the distribution of 246 picnics, prepared by Claveliiscakes Ltd.
A number of our partners also came together to deliver some of the picnics to our families across Bromsgrove and Redditch. We were also able to provide these families with Pancake mix and Lemon Juice just was donated by Aldi UK and cake mix which was donated by Morrison’s PLC.
Morrison’s holiday hampers
The team linked in with Morrison’s to provided 174 with a weekly food package to support young people with Breakfast and Lunch for five days across half term. 83 families within Redditch and 39 families from Bromsgrove benefited.
Within the packs Morrison’s included a weekly meal plan that guided families on who to use the food that was provided within the packs.
We are always in need of more volunteers to help prepare or serve meals to the young people please show your interest here.
Thank you for your support
A big thank you to our sponsors, funders, partners, and volunteers, past and present, for making our holiday food and activity initiative possible.