Sports, music workshops, outward bound team building, and campfire cooking are just some of the free activities on offer this summer for families who claim benefit related free school meals.
Details about the activities taking place are more than 100 different venues across the county are now available on Derbyshire County Council’s website.
All activities are run by organisations on behalf of DCC, with the money provided by the Department for Education under the Holiday Activity and Food scheme.
Those providing the activities include High Peak Community Arts - which is planning and developing original pieces of creative work in film, music, drama and performance, with a final event for young people to perform in or support behind the scenes.
Councillor Alex Dale, DCC’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “It’s great to see so many holiday and food activities available across the county for families to take part in.
“We know that the summer holidays can be a stressful time for parents, particularly those on low incomes, which is why these schemes are all free to families on benefit related free school meals.
“I’d urge everyone to have a look at the website, and get some activities booked up for their children.”
A new website – itsaboutmederbyshire.co.uk – has more information on free activities that all children and families can take part in with their children, and emotional health and wellbeing advice.
There’s also lots of healthy eating and wellbeing information as well as an exciting 30-day challenge. The challenge will encourage children and young people to set themselves a personal goal over July and August and the aim is for them to have the best possible summer holiday and record their progress.