HAF - Holiday Activities & Food Programme

HAF - Holiday Activities & Food Programme

Primary Sports and Education HAF Scheme During the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays, Primary Sports & Education deliver a range of Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) throughout schools in the South West of England.

The programmes are targeted at pupils and families who meet a range of criteria, varying from: low Income families, free school meals (FSM), pupil premium children, to children with special educational needs (SEN) and additional needs. The programme is funded for pupils from eligible families to attend for a day of sporting fun in a safe and supportive environment.

The HAF programme is for children aged between 5-12 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals

Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

Eligible children will be sent a code which is letter six digits letter, this will come to you from your school or direct into your mailbox.. When booking onto the scheme you will need to type in this code to confirm your booking. The programme is for children on Benefit Related Free School Meals, that is the priority for the programme. When booking on the scheme via our website the code must be added to confirm the booking.

Primary Sports holds the right to cancel the booking unless the code is added.

Hot meal provided for children that attend the HAF scheme

One of the main benefits of the programme is that all pupils are entitled to a hot meal at lunchtime with a snack, piece of fruit and healthy drink. The hot meal differs each day and is the correct portion size depending on the age of the child. If the healthy meal is not to the taste of all children, a jacket potato alternative is offered. In the current financial climate when times are economically challenging, this package can be extremely beneficial to many families.

We aim to educate both the children and parents on what a healthy diet should look like. We achieve this by Powerpoints, discussion and good food preparation itself. Allowing the children to prepare their own snacks and meals gives them a greater sense of where food is coming from and the colours that are associated with a healthy diet.

Positive praise from the Devon HAF Scheme

During the summer, all of our HAF camps were inspected by the Devon HAF scheme. We were delighted to receive such positive praise about our camps and provision. We were complimented especially on the diverse range of activities we were able to provide to our children in attendance. These ranged from engaging traditional sports like football, cricket and athletics to non-traditional sports like curling, nerf guns and foot golf to non-sport bases activities like forest school, gardening and board games extravaganzas.

 We also have external companies come in and enhance our provision to give the children an amazing day with us. Some of the companies we use deliver high quality science forums, discos and magical acts. This can really brighten the childrens’ day and give them the opportunity to experience something they may not usually be able to in everyday life.

Primary Sports and Education HAF Camps

Due to outstanding service we provide, we are delighted to have been accepted for additional funding places at our current schools and also be able to provide HAF camps at new schools. This is a testament to the hard work and professional service that our team and external providers offer. This will allow more families the opportunity to experience one of our amazing Primary Sports & Education HAF Camps.

To sign up to one of our HAF camps please see the links below with all the details for all of our camps throughout the South West. We run 4 days at Easter, 16 days in Summer and 4 days at Christmas throughout the majority of our venues. Our HAF venues are Gatehouse Primary Academy, The Beacon Primary School, Littletown Primary Academy, Landscore Primary School, Rockbeare Primary School and Sticklepath Primary School in Devon, Staplegrove Church School and Churchfield Church School in Somerset and Bridport Primary School and Salway Ash Primary School in Dorset and Court De Wyck Church School in North Somerset. 

If children are unable to attend one of the days, the camp leader must be contacted about this. If no contact is made with the camp leader, the child’s place could be removed from the rest of the HAF programme as the places are fully funded by HAF and can be given to another child. 

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