Throughout August South Essex Community Hub provided a holiday club for children free of charge.
Our holiday club was based at St. Mary’s primary school, which had a fantastic sports hall for the children to use, a big sports field and use of the school’s kitchen. We felt so honoured and lucky to be able to use the school’s space and the children were very happy that every day they were able to engage in activities.
We had over 200 children attend the club taking part in all kinds of activities over the four weeks. With the help of our amazing and dedicated team, we were able to run activities such as arts and crafts, gymnastics, multi sports, slip and slide, bouncy castles, BBQ’s and much more.
South Essex Community Hub also provided fun days out to Adventure Island, hire of a cinema room to enjoy a film, Priory Parks bouncy castle fun and day trip to LEGOLAND. Parents were delighted and the children felt very lucky to be able to enjoy all these fun activities. In addition over 200 hot meals/packed lunches were provided for the children alongside healthy snacks throughout the day.
The staff and volunteers at SECH felt overjoyed that they were able to play such a vital role in supporting these children. It is likely that if the holiday club didn’t run these children wouldn’t be able to afford all the activities and trips provided.