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Summer holiday club promotes healthy lifestyles for children

21 July 2017
Children enjoy a healthy snack.

A Hackney holiday club will be keeping children fit and healthy during the summer break with a host of exciting activities.

The Jumping Beans and St Luke’s Holiday Hunger Project is running 10 half-day sessions for five to 11-year-olds, thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing.

Held at St Luke’s Church in Homerton Terrace, children will be able to take part in a range of sports, arts and craft and cookery.

There will be time set aside for them to learn about nutrition, how to grow their own food and cook healthy meals for themselves.

A recycling project will also teach the children the benefits of being green and looking after the environment.

The project aims to improve a child’s physical and mental wellbeing and parents are welcome at the sessions to support their learning and to encourage healthier lifestyles among families.

The first session is on Tuesday 25 July and will be followed by the next four Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ending on 23 August. The final session, on a date to be decided, will feature a trip to a local outdoor space to encourage children to take part in healthy activities in an outdoor environment.

Keli Bolton, from St Luke’s, said: “The personal wellbeing of children is vital and these sessions will enable them to have fun and learn new skills in a safe and friendly environment.  

“We look forward to seeing many local children enjoying the activities and hope they will be both beneficial and rewarding.”

Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “Supporting our residents to keep fit and active and live happy and healthy lives is very important to Sanctuary and we are happy to support this exciting project. We wish it every success.”

This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.