Move & Food
inspire+ is offering a new programme to support children get more active and ensure they receive a nutritious meal during the school holidays. This project was due to begin in February 2020 but due to the covid-19 pandemic was delayed until starting in October 2020
The Bluecoat School in Stamford hosted the first ‘Move and Food’ provision and undeterred with not being able to secure a venue in Grantham inspire+ staff delivered hot meals to children’s homes, setting children daily activity challenges to complete at home with their family.
The programme, named by the charity as ‘Move and Food’ is supporting to combat issues that some children face since the Coronavirus outbreak. Children’s physical activity levels declined sharply during the summer lockdown with research from Sport England suggesting that only 19% of children were accessing the daily recommended physical activity levels of one hour a day, 7% were getting no physical activity at all.
Youth Sport Trust also have highlighted that young people’s mental health has deteriorated as a result of restrictions imposed by Covid with at least one third of children experiencing an increase in mental health issues including stress, loneliness and worry and the charity believes that getting children participating in fun physical activities will help address some of these issues.
Feeding children in the holidays has certainly been highlighted in the media and Move and Food is also ensuring that the children receive a hot nutritious meal each day.
Vincent Brittain, CEO and Founder of inspire+ says ‘We have wanted to introduce the Move and Food programme for a while and the Coronavirus pandemic has increased its relevance and need. We have been fortunate that we have managed to secure funding from multiple sources to ensure this can be offered free of charge. This includes a Tackling Inequalities grant accessed through Active Lincolnshire, and donations from the Granta Lodge of Freemasons and Cllr Lee Steptoe in Grantham. The hot nutritious meals have been kindly provided by Totemic. Our pledge is that we will provide Move and Food throughout every school holiday even when the pandemic we currently face subsides’.
Uffington Primary School Care
inspire+ are delighted to be running the wrap around care provision for the children and families of Uffington Primary School from September 2019.
There has been a need expressed by parents to have a club running like this at the school to suite working parents. In order to make this club the success it deserves to be, we need you the parents to support the club and use the facility when you have the need. To help us plan the club, it is vital we receive your booking forms indicating which days and times you would be looking to use our provision.
The club is going to have a focus on physical activity, this however does not mean sport! There is a recommendation from government that every child takes part in 60 minutes physical activity each day, this is made up of 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home. We understand that for working parents, particularly of young children this can be hard to accommodate. Therefore, our club will give children that 30 minutes of physical activity outside of the school day. The physical activity will include fun games and active challenges, there will not be a focus on team or individual sports so please be assured this club is not aimed only for sporty children; all children, ages and abilities will be welcome and accommodated. There will be many other activities such as arts & craft undertaken as well as children given time to relax, complete homework and have breakfast in the morning and a snack after school.
To request a parent information pack please contact us. This will include FAQ’s, information on how to book and payment options, the clubs T&C’s, examples of the activities we will be running at the club and examples of how we are working with the school to ensure a smooth experience for your child/ren. Alternatively, please go to our booking section to book. PLEASE NOTE THIS PROVISION IS ONLY FOR CHILDREN FROM UFFINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL.
Bookings can now be made online by clicking here.
inspire+ Award Winners:
Grantham Journal Business Awards: Business of the Year 2020
Grantham Journal Business Awards: Covid Bounce Back Award 2020
Active Lincolnshire Sports Awards: Social Media Influencer of the Year 2020