We aim to provide an effective, challenging, stimulating and fun activity program during school holidays that offers valuable opportunities to learn, try new activities, build friendships, relax, and most importantly have fun. Active Minds offers a wide range of benefits to children from BAME, refugee and socio-economically disadvantaged groups, such as boosting academic performance, reducing risky behaviours, promoting physical health, emotional and social development and providing a safe, structured environment for children and young people.
The project offers enrichment activities to encourage children to engage in play, we provide a range of materials and ideas to inspire and challenge them. We will provide challenging, exciting, and fun sessions. These sessions may include art, outdoor sports activities such as football, basketball, athletics, and cycling, whilst also facilitating indoor sports activities such as table-tennis, dance and acting. We will also serve sandwiches, healthy snacks, and refreshments during lunch break and
Implement an organised assembly on ‘Healthy Eating and Keeping Well’. The project will end with a reward assembly to celebrate the achievements during the programme and we will also offer further guidance on children’s health and wellbeing with use of print material for parents.
The sessions will take place at North London Grammar School in Colindale, Barnet, Dates and times TBA.
Project dates: 23-27 October 2023
First Session: 10am – 11:00am
Break: 11:00am – 11:15am
Second Session: 11:15am-12:15pm
Lunch Break: 12:15pm-1:00 pm
Third Session: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
The proposed impact and benefits from our project are as follows:
- Enhanced academic achievement.
- Increased interest and ability in reading
- Development of new skills and interests
- Improved school attendance & increased engagement in school
- Higher aspirations for the future
- Increased parental involvement and awareness
Following on from our detailed risk assessment, the participants will be organised into age-related bubble groups of a maximum of 15. We will check the participant’s temperature at arrival and ask them to use hand sanitisers. Hand sanitisers will be used before each session and we will also sanitise the bikes, balls, and other equipment after every session. We will follow the government and NYA guidance at the time of delivery.
Who can apply?
Many of the primary beneficiaries will be children who come from challenging circumstances, be it low-income families, families who are new to the country, students who are struggling in traditional education, and those who normally wouldn’t be able to afford such activity programmes. If you are a Barnet, Brent or Harrow resident and having hardships to provide holiday activities for your children
aged 8-16 years old, you can benefit from our project FREE of CHARGE. (For example: Your child is receiving Free School Meals at school).