Students at LEO Academy Trust schools will be supported with free meals and activities during the holidays.

LEO Academy Trust will be delivering a food and activity programme to support families with children eligible for free school meals in Easter.

The trust, which serves over 3,500 pupils across six schools, has partnered with Sutton Council to make sure "no child misses out" during the holidays.

Created by the Department for Education, the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) provides children with activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing, to help alleviate some of the pressures facing struggling families.

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LEO Academy Trust and Sutton Council are working with organisations and holiday camps to provide a range of exciting virtual and in-person programmes that will enable children to try something new.

Activities will include martial arts, fencing and archery activities, egg hunts, skateboarding and more.

As part of the HAF programme, eligible pupils will also receive a recipe box before school breaks for the holiday, which includes the ingredients and instructions for a family of four to prepare a delicious and healthy meal together.

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Phillip Hedger, CEO at LEO Academy Trust, said: “We’re extremely proud to be working with Sutton Council to deliver the Holiday Activities and Food Programme this Easter.

"At LEO Academy Trust we’re committed to providing all children and young people with the best opportunities to thrive in life.

"This means we’re always open for our community to ensure that the right support and resources are available for families, inside and outside of term time.

“The impact of Covid-19 has been particularly tough for families who were already struggling, so we hope the HAF programme will enable families to relax and know their children are continuing to have fun, stay active and eat well during the Easter holidays.”

For more information about the Holiday Activities and Food Programme visit here.