Holiday Food and Fun

27 July 2017

As we prepare for our holidays, we want to celebrate the fantastic work of organisations supporting children with holiday food and fun activities during the long summer break.

We recognise that for some children during the school holidays, there is a vital gap in food provision that needs filling. Headteachers tell us that some children return to school hungry and unable to learn. The Childhood Trust have produced this very moving film to highlight the problem.

Community organisations, funders and campaigners are working on the problem and we have gathered together a list of organisations that can help.  You'll find it within our Links section here. If you know of other projects in your community, please let us know.

In other news ...

Free school meals and Universal Credit

11 January 2018

The consultation on eligibility for free school meals under pupil premium closes today and we're urging the DfE to make FSM available to all families receiving Universal Credit.

A call for age restrictions on energy drinks

5 January 2018

‘Not recommended for children’ is printed on every can of energy drink. So why do we allow under 16s to purchase them?

Winter Sale Training

17 January 2018

This week four Southwark schools visited Borough Market for expert training ahead of the Young Marketeers Winter Sale.