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HAF Fun Pompey

Portsmouth City Council would like to invite children throughout the city to come and have fun this Easter by engaging in our ‘HAF Fun Pompey’ programme running from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April inclusive.

The programme is designed for all school aged children from 4 –16 years old and is FREE to those who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM); the programme includes a wide range of activities from sport to lego, performing arts to ‘Dining with Dickens’, watersports to cooking classes.

Most of the programme is face to face, with some brilliantly inventive remote opportunities too. All FSM participants will have food provided and there is a variety of tasty, nutritious options.

Please see below what each provider is offering and how you can book.  Use #HAF2021 on social media to post about your experiences of the programme.

 

 

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Whats On?

Who?
CM Sports
What?
CM Sports Performance
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Fri 16 (8.30am - 4.30pm)
Where?
Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, PO2 0RH.
Event details

 

A club for learning new performance skills and repertoire from various plays and musical productions. Participants will enjoy singing, dancing and acting, together with team games and competitions.

Hot 2-course meal with multiple choices each day.

Age group: 11-16

How to book

https://cmsports.schoolipal.co.uk/   info@CM-Sports.co.uk   02392 987881   www.CM-Sports.co.uk

Facebook: CM Sports   Instagram: @officialcmsports   Twitter: @CMSportsinfo

Who?
The Good Grub Club
What?
Family cooking and activities
When?
Wed 7 and Wed 14 April
Where?
Packs will be delivered to homes within the Landport and Charles Dickens areas after booking.
Event details

Families take part in the project from their own home – packs can be delivered to those in the Landport and Charles Dickens areas of Portsmouth only.

How to book

Paula.Windebank@abri.co.uk   07764 309019   www.abri.co.uk

Facebook: AbriCommunity   Twitter: @Abrigroup

Who?
Portsmouth Museums (The D-Day Story)
What?
Secret Supplies with Secret Agent Noor
When?
Fri 9 April (10-11am or 11.30am-12.30pm)
Where?
Online sessions and arrange pick up of supplies when booking.
Event details

In preparation for D-Day many secret spies parachuted in to France.  They would have to be ready to fight tiredness and overcome exhaustion.

Food was vital in helping spies such as Noor who undertook extensive training to prepare for being on the fighting front.

Mrs Cox from the Women’s Voluntary Service will share stories of brave men and women who carried on determinedly to defeat Nazi occupation.

Age group: 5-9
How to book
mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk   02392 834737

Facebook: TheDDayStory    Instagram: theddaystory_portsmouth   Twitter: @TheDDayStory

Who?
Portsmouth Museums - The D-Day Story
What?
Sugar Sandwiches with Shirley
When?
Thurs 8 April (10 - 11am or 11.30am - 12.30pm)
Where?
Online sessions and arrange pick up of food when booking.
Event details

Meet Mrs Cox part of the Women’s Voluntary Service in the Second World War.  She will share stories of food on the home front and how to make do and mend on wartime rations.

Be prepared to find out ways of making the most of rations.  Tasting how in tough times people did their best to make treats.

This participatory workshop can be done from the comfort of your own home and will help give you a unique insight in to family food and diet over 80 years ago.

Age group: 5-9

How to book
mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk   02392 834737
Facebook: TheDDayStory    Instagram: theddaystory_portsmouth   Twitter: @TheDDayStory
Who?
Pompey in the Community
What?
Pompey Cook-a-long
When?
Weds 7 - Fri 9 April and Wed 14 - Fri 16 April (10am - 2pm)
Where?
Pompey in the Community, Anson Road, PO4 8TB.
Event details

Learning to cook fun and nutritious food in Pompey in the community’s state of the art kitchen classroom. As well as cooking your own lunch, you will also cook some tasty goodies to take home and share.

Age group: 7-15

How to book

Pompey ITC – click on BOOK NOW.  Find the Cook-a-long course and use the code ‘Cook4free’ if your child is eligible for Free Schools Meals.

Gavin.randall@pompeyitc.org.uk    02392 728899

Who?
Portsmouth Salvation Army
What?
Easter Food and Fun at home
When?
Tues 6 & Wed 7, Tues 13 & Wed 14 April
Where?
Delivered to your door or collect from Portsmouth Salvation Army, Lake Road, PO1 4HA.
Event details

An Easter pack delivered to your door. Ingredients to enjoy cooking lunches and dinners for 3 days with help from our healthy veggie characters. Plus, get out and about with our Spring treasure hunt, enjoy some Easter crafts and a few extra surprises.

Age group: 4-10.

Who?
Active8 Minds After School Clubs Ltd
What?
Sports, games & activities
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Fri 16 April (8am - 5.30pm)
Where?
Newbridge Junior School PO2 7RW, Meon Junior School PO4 8NT, or Highbury Primary School PO6 2RZ.
Event details

 

Variety of indoor/outdoor sports games and activities. Food offered is a choice of jacket potato with fillings, picnic lunchbox or pasta bolognaise. All served with a piece of fruit and a cookie.

Age group: 5-12

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

For paid spaces: Visit website to book   £20 per day 9am -4pm  /  £23.50 per day 8am-4pm  /  £4 hot or cold food option

claire@active8minds.co.uk   or    dan@active8minds.co.uk

Who?
Andrew Simpson Centre
What?
ASC Easter HAF Fun Pompey
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 April and Mon 12 - Fri 16 April (9.30am-4.30pm)
Where?
Andrew Simpson Centre, Portsmouth, Eastern Road, PO3 5LY.
Event details

Multi-activity water and land based adventurous sports (kayak, SUP, sailing, climbing, high ropes, archery, team building games) including lunch.

Age group: 8-16 years

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

www.andrewsimpsoncentres.org  or  https://asportsmouth.checkfront.co.uk/reserve/?item_id=10,265

Pay as you go: £60/day   hermione@andrewsimpsoncentres.org   02392 663873   Facebook: andrewsimpsoncentres

Who?
CM Sports
What?
Active club
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Fri 16 (8am - 3.30pm)
Where?
Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, PO2 0RH or St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Cottage View, Landport, PO1 1PX.
Event details

Ranging from sports coaching sessions to arts & crafts, team-building games, and individual challenges. Hot 2-course meal with multiple choices each day.

Age group: 5-11

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

https://cmsports.schoolipal.co.uk/   info@CM-Sports.co.uk   02392 987881   www.CM-Sports.co.uk

Facebook: CM Sports   Instagram: @officialcmsports   Twitter: @CMSportsinfo

Who?
Enableability
What?
Landport play club
When?
Tue 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Fri 16 (10am - 3pm)
Where?
Landport Community Centre, Charles Street, PO1 1JD.
Event details

For children with an Early Help Care Plan (EHCPs) in mainstream education.

Children eligible for Free School Meals must be booked in with a care plan completed beforehand.

A meal will be provided on a daily basis.

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

Julie Nethercote  children@enableability.org.uk  02392 671846   www.enableability.org.uk

Who?
Family Church
What?
Easter activity packs
When?
Weds 7th April
Where?
Empower Centre, 83-87 Kingston Road, PO2 7DX.
Event details

Easter themed craft activities to be completed at home. 5 days worth of packed lunch items.

How to book

**FULLY BOOKED**

Annie Keeping loveportsmouth@family.church   03003 020090   family.church   Facebook: empowerportsmouth

Who?
Farlington Wrap Around Service
What?
Easter play scheme
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Thu 15 (9am - 3pm)
Where?
Solent Infant School, Evelegh Road, Drayton, PO6 1DH.
Event details

We offer a range of activities for children from schools across Portsmouth. We offer fun, exciting, and stimulating activities both indoors and out.

Age group: 5-11

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

Mandy Mapplebeck or Samantha Guy   contactfwa@sky.com   07986 285282 or 07505 471909

http://www.farlingtonwraparound.co.uk/    Facebook: Farlington Wrap Around

Who?
John Pounds Centre (School Sport Partnership)
What?
Go Active Camp
When?
Mon 12 - Fri 16 (8am - 3.30pm)
Where?
John Pounds Centre, Queens Street, PO1 3HN or St Paul's Primary School, Bourne Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 4JD.
Event details

Our aim is to develop physical, personal and social skills through a variety of activities as well as games that focus on developing communication skills and physical challenges.

The programme we deliver enables children to work at their own pace with personalised challenges that will give the individual a positive outlook on PE and participation in sport.

Age group: 5-10

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

Michael Whitelock   mwhitelock@priorysouthsea.org   07704 189077   Facebook: Go Active Camp

Hot lunch is available at a cost of £3.00 per day.  All lunches must be ordered and paid for at time of booking.

Who?
Pompey in the Community
What?
Football
When?
6 - 9 April and 12 -16 April (9.30am - 3pm)
Where?
Playfootball Portsmouth, 442 Copnor Road, Hilsea, PO3 5EW.
Event details

Healthy Packed Lunch, Snacks & Drinks // Football Activities & Sessions

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

Visit website to book a paid space  Paid spaces available at £16 a day.   02392 728899

Who?
The Young Creatives Portsmouth
What?
Easter drama workshops
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Fri 16 (9.30am - 2.30pm)
Where?
New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk PO1 2DD or Medina Primary School, Medina Road, Cosham, PO6 3HR.
Event details

New Theatre Royal – Act for stage and camera, bring scripts to life using costumes and props.

Medina School – Bringing the stories of Supertato to life using puppetry, stage combat and green screen acting.

Who?
YMCA (Fairthorne group)
What?
YMCA Portsmouth day camps
When?
Tues 6 - Fri 9 and Mon 12 - Thurs 15 (9am - 5pm)
Where?
Charter Community Sports Centre, Greetham Street, PO5 4LH.
Event details

Multi-activity day camps, including sports, games, arts & crafts, and a hot lunch & snacks.

Age group: 4-16

How to book

Funded places now **FULLY BOOKED**

www.ymca-fg.org   01489 785 228   claire.percival@ymca-fg.org   Facebook:  YMCAPortsmouth

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What is HAF?

In November 2020 the government announced the significant expansion of its Holiday Activities and Food programme. Portsmouth City Council registered to participate and were delighted to be allocated funding by the Department for Education (DfE). The programme is designed to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays to children who receive benefits-related free school meals.

It offers valuable support to families on lower incomes, giving them the opportunity to access rewarding and active activities alongside healthy meals over the school holidays

Nationally community, private and voluntary organisations have played an invaluable role in this programme over the last three years, and at PCC we have engaged a wide range of partners throughout the city for the delivery of this programme.

The aim of the programme is for children to:

• eat more healthily over the school holidays

• be more active during the school holidays

• take part in engaging and enriching activities

• be safe and not to be socially isolated

• have greater knowledge of health and nutrition

• be more engaged with school and other local services

The programme funding is for benefits related FSM children only but some of our providers are offering pay as you go places also. Families may be eligible for tax free childcare or the childcare costs element of Universal Credit, through which families may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs.

More info: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/universal-credit

Some of the providers are Ofsted registered and can also take childcare vouchers for their pay as you go spaces if applicable. All providers meet the DfE framework of minimum standards (including safeguarding requirements and meals that meet school food standards).

If you have any other questions please contact our HAF project team at HAF@portsmouthcc.gov.uk who will be happy to respond.

There are limited spaces and all face to face provision will be operating in covid appropriate bubbles. Please be advised all covid guidance will be strictly adhered to. For further guidance on this please go to: Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) & Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – GOV.UK