Chichester based environmental charity, UKHarvest,are ready to launch ‘Summer Holiday Cookery Club’ for children receiving benefit-related Free School Meals.
The summer holiday clubs, is set to take in young people, aged 8 to 14, through a four-day journey of food discovery, with a jam-packed schedule of cooking, playing and learning.
It starts on the week commencing July 25, and five clubs will take place in Bognor, Chichester, Littlehampton, Petworth and Selsey.
The course is open to children receiving benefit-related Free School Meals.
During the course, children will be allowed to design their very own recipe, prepare it for lunch and eat together, UK Harvest is encouraging them to l try new flavours, explore different foods from around the world and develop their skills in the kitchen, whilst learning the importance of healthy eating and food waste.
They also hope that it will be a great way to meet new people, make friends and get involved in something different, whilst being creative and practical.
Each session will also include a meal and snack and at the end of each session families will have the opportunity to access further support and collect food.
These free sessions are government funded and are part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme.
Spaces are limited and are to be booked on a first come first serve basis.
A parent of a child on a previous course mentioned: “My daughter learned about healthy foods, food sustainability and had an opportunity to try foods in forms that she'd not done before. She also had an opportunity to mix with children other than her peers from school which was hugely beneficial. She always felt welcomed and enjoyed the sessions.”