- January 25, 2017
- Posted by: Mark Drakeford AM
- Category: Assembly News, Cardiff West News
I welcome new Welsh Government investment to help provide quality meals and activities during the school summer holidays, aimed at helping pupils from some of Wales’ most deprived communities.
£500,000 of funding will go towards lunch and fun clubs in some primary schools during the school summer holidays. The money will help provide breakfast, lunch, education about eating healthily and a programme of activities developed through the schools taking part.
I visited Millbank Primary School in Caerau last summer, where a pilot scheme was being run. I had a lovely time chatting to children and seeing them play sports, look after the garden, and eat some lovely food. These children’s parents had signed them up to the free 4-week-long holiday club. It provided free nutritious meals, as well as a wide range of food education, physical activity and other fun sessions during the summer break, making the most of the school facilities.