Lunchtimes mean fun times at primary school’s summer activity sessions - The Rugby Observer

Lunchtimes mean fun times at primary school’s summer activity sessions

LUNCHTIMES mean fun times at a Rugby primary school whose activity sessions are proving popular over the summer holidays.

A team of enthusiastic volunteers at St Matthews Bloxham School are hosting the Make Lunch sessions, which provide families with free fun activities – as well as a delicious meal.

Since it was established in 2017, Make Lunch has been supporting families in Rugby who miss their free school meals or may be at risk of being hungry during the school holidays.

This year’s sessions were opened by Rugby Mayor Maggie O’Rourke, who said: “I was part of this project myself for many years along with my husband. I worked alongside a team of volunteers to support local families and their children to provide quality activities and lovely meals.

“I love it, it’s an amazing thing to be part of.”

This year, the team will be serving up food ranging from fajitas to bolognese – and will host a forest school and visits from a magician and the fire service.

Everyone will also have the opportunity to take part in food related activities, including making butterfly pictures and salad faces.

Coordinator Alex Norton said: “Lots of planning and preparation goes in to providing a positive experience for everyone who comes along to be with us.

“This year we are following the theme of animals. We have created craft ideas based on this for the children and our parents and carers to enjoy.

“They will be making owls, decorating cakes and will also have the opportunity to meet some incredible creatures during one of our sessions.”


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