February Fit and Fed Wales

Written by Rachel Carter, Wales Intervention Officer

The young people of Wales certainly had a great half term. The team was excited to visit as many activities as possible, with 30 organisations delivering Fit and Fed activity in over 70 locations. Activities included multi-sport, dance, rugby, football, gymnastics, table tennis, cricket, tennis and crafts; many smiling faces and the treat of pancakes were greatly received on Shrove Tuesday.

The local organisations created a safe, relaxed space for over 1,000 young people living in low-income, underserved communities to spend their school holidays. Without this support mechanism, many young people would find themselves without a place to be with friends and have a meal.

Numerous young people haven’t attended the sessions before, but the added benefit of free food and new activities attracted many new participants. Fit and Fed holiday sessions are a signposting opportunity to regular Doorstep Sports clubs that operate all year round.

We were pleased to see so many volunteers at the sessions, and we offered the local organisations access to the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Careers Passport, of which eight were taken up just last week.

For more information about Fit and Fed, to download the resource pack and to access the Food and Drink Careers passport from the National Skills Agency for Food and Drink, click here Fit and Fed – StreetGames.



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