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Free activities provided over half term as part of Knowsley SNAP

by Jonathan Kearney

Thousands of free activity places were made available to children and young people during the recent half term break.

Over 2,390 activity places were made available to those in receipt of free school meals across the borough.

Supported by Knowsley Council’s Hardship Fund and the Government’s Household Support Grant, local voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise organisations (VCFSE) in the borough delivered the activities as part of the Knowsley SNAP programme.

Administered by One Knowsley, the free activity sessions also included a healthy meal for participants.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, attended one of the sessions at the New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre in Halewood, which involved children learning about and meeting animals!

Cllr Powell said: “These sessions are all about giving children and young people across the borough new opportunities and experiences. The children absolutely loved meeting the animals and I’m sure they will have fond memories of it.”

Racheal Jones, CEO of One Knowsley, said: “The Knowsley SNAP programme has provided a fantastic programme of activities over the half term for children, young people and their families and we’re delighted to administer it.”