Don’t miss out – book your child’s place on free summer activity programme

Schools, Libraries and Learning
11:15, Friday, 20th August 2021

Thousands of local children are enjoying North Lincolnshire’s biggest ever free summer holiday activity programme and there are still lots of opportunities to get involved.

More than 240 activities have already taken place in the action-packed programme, known as Fuelled, with young people enjoying everything from tie dye workshops and Tae kwon do to horse riding and lego trails.

Now, with places on remaining activities filling fast, families are being urged to book to avoid disappointment.

To see what activities are taking place near you, and to book your place, visit the Fuelled page on our website and click ‘book an activity’.

Every day next week, from 10am to 2pm, young people aged 11-13 yrs can head to Bottesford Town Football Club and join Solutions Pledge2Learn for cooking, crafts, badminton, table tennis and more. With group sizes kept small, these places would be ideal for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

At every Fuelled event, children will enjoy a nourishing and tasty meal as well as learning more about healthy eating.

In Crowle, the last few places are available for the Street Beat dance camp. Taking place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August, children aged 5 to 16 will be able to give a range of dance styles a go, including contemporary, street and break dancing.

Alternatively, book onto the creative club at Park Library in Scunthorpe. Here, children will join local artists and explore a great selection of arts and craft activities. Aimed at those aged 8 to 13, these sessions run Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August.

The sessions have been well received by families. One parent said:

“My son has come home from the sessions with so many exciting things to tell me and has had so much fun. He was nervous about attending but he was made to feel so welcome and the people were so nice and friendly.”

Young people on the Fuelled Leadership programs, for teenagers aged 13-19, said:

“It’s great to have the opportunity to get a sports qualification in the summer holidays. I want to go into a sports career when I’m older so starting to do this now gives me a good idea of the choices I can have and what the job will involve.”

Free places will be available to all children aged between five and 16 years of age who are eligible for benefits assessed free school meals. Paid-for places for children of all ages and backgrounds are available.

North Lincolnshire Council has teamed up with local schools, businesses, clubs and community and voluntary sector organisations to organise Fuelled, which has been commissioned as part of the Government’s £220m Holiday Activities and Food Programme.