Eat Active is a family-friendly summer holiday camp which sees youngsters from struggling and low-income families with children up-to 14 take part in a fun activity, followed by a healthy, nutritious cooked meal for the whole family.

During the 2020 Summer Holidays, Eat Active will be a part of Summer Break Out, a B&NES-wide initiative to provide direct assistance to children, young people and their families.

In the most deprived areas we work in, 54 per cent of students attending local primary schools receive free school meals and are supported through Pupil Premium for extracurricular activities and support. 

During the school holidays low-income families can feel a lot of pressure to keep their children busy and provide the additional meals required.

The partner organisations who have agreed to be part of Summer Break Out are:

Prior Park College     Bath Recreation     Quartet Community Foundation     Bath College     Bath Rugby     Youth Connect South West     Make Lunch (Oasis Bath)     St Michaels Junior Church School     St Nicholas Primary School     Castle Primary School     Welton Rovers FC     Midsomer Norton Council     Thrings     Irwin Mitchell     Bath Area Play Project     Bath City Football Foundation     BaNES Public Health     Feeding Britain     St John's Foundation     Live Learn Cook     Curo     Future Bright     Fareshare     3SG     Edwards and Ward

Learn more about Summer Break Out here >>

Eat Active is held during the school holidays in partnership with other organisations to ensure the provision of healthy, low-cost meals.

Eat Active starts on Monday, July 27

This year, Eat Active camps will be held at St Michaels School in Bath, Castle Primary School in Keynsham and Welton Rovers FC in Midsomer Norton. Each camp will see youngsters take part in a fun, active session and a free meal will be provided to the children and their families.

To take part, please register here >>

Vulnerable families do not have a ‘holiday experience’ and these camps, held within participants’ own communities, are designed to support, educate and signpost them to vital services while having fun.

Additional support services such as food banks see an 11 per cent spike during these times, and this is where we aim to help.

What to expect at Eat Active

Delivery Manager, Dan Hine, said the aim of Eat Active sessions was to increase confidence in parents and young people to provide balanced meals.

He said: “We know from working within schools in these areas that holiday hunger and lack of positive activities is a big issue. 

"Coaches and playworkers will be able to continue to develop their positive relationships with the children through this work.”

While the active part of the sessions, which involve a range of sports and play activities are for youngsters, all family members are welcome to attend and enjoy the meal.

All children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Booking is essential - please register on the link below.

To take part, please register here >>