Shropshire HAF celebration and feedback
Shropshire HAF programmes so far
To hear from children, parents, providers and supporters who have been involved in Shropshire HAF programmes, take a look at the following short films:
- Summer 2022 celebration films:
Short film 2
- Shropshire HAF spring 2022 celebration film
- Shropshire HAF winter 2021 activities celebration film
- Shropshire HAF summer 2021 activities celebration film
- Kelly, Eve and Natasha talk about HAF 2021
- Participant and parent
- Interview with Cllr Kirstie Hurst-Knight, council portfolio holder for children and education
- Interview with Cllr Lezley Picton, leader, Shropshire Council
- Phil Wilson talks about HAF
For a full evaluation of some of the Shropshire HAF programmes delivered so far, please see the reports to the right of this page.
We'd like to thank everybody who has supported and been involved in the HAF programme in Shropshire. The commitment and enthusiasm shown by everyone involved has been fantastic.
Here are some of the comments and experiences of children in Shropshire:
My daughter Millie had the best time with you guys. Non-stop fun, and feedback on the meals was great. Thank you so much for organising this. It was really appreciated.
My five-year-old son absolutely loved the four days he spent at holiday club. He made friends with some of the other children, liked all the adults and has asked me several times when he can go again!
My girls thought the club was fantastic, enjoyed the days they came and have asked to go again! Nothing's too much trouble for the wonderful staff - it was very well organised, and the girls came home exhausted!
She came out with a smile on her face each day and said she's had a great time.
As a parent, the Embrace Holiday club provided my daughter with a safe, secure environment to play and spend time with children her age and above.
As a single working parent, the funding that was provided to my daughter was paramount. Without it, she wouldn't have been able to attend. I'm very grateful to Embrace for this. I look forward to booking her in for future holidays.
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Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) managed by Shropshire Council is an exciting programme of holiday activities.
Over the Easter/spring, summer and Christmas/winter holidays, schools, voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers are running activities.
There are free places available on the HAF programme for children and young people aged four (reception class age) to 16, who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals and for those who have been referred onto HAF by a professional.
Children who are aged four who attend a nursery or pre-school are unfortunately not eligible for the HAF programme as the activities aren't suitable. Eligible children aged 4+ must be in full-time education and have started school in reception class (or equivalent).
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