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Get Stuck In Programme To Support Children Accessing Free School Meals During Easter Half-Term

29 March 2022

Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] is delivering the Get Stuck In programme for four days during Easter half-term to cater to children who are eligible for free school meals.

The provision will provide children, aged five to 11-years-old only, with the opportunity to benefit from daily free meals, exciting physical activity activities and educational workshops, and an exclusive ground tour of Deepdale, the home of Preston North End.

Across the four-day Easter provision, children will spend three days in our Activity Zone at PlayFootball Preston (Tag Lane, Ingol, PR2 3TX) while enjoying a fourth day at Deepdale, which includes the tour of the stadium.

The provision will be delivered on the Wednesday and Thursday on each of the two weeks of Easter half-term – on Wednesday 6th April, Thursday 7th April, Wednesday 13th April and Thursday 14th April.

The provision will run from 10.30am until 2.20pm on all four days and will be split into two sets of age groups; of five to seven-year-olds, and eight to 11-year-olds.

PNECET Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “The Get Stuck In programme will allow us to support children who ordinarily access free school meals during term time.

“It is vital for us to continue to tackle the health inequalities across Preston. No child should have to go without food, or access to physical and educational development opportunities, in their absence from school, and we hope that our Get Stuck In provision will lend some vital support to those families most in-need during the Easter period.”

The Get Stuck In programme is commissioned by the charity Spring North, which supports disadvantaged children by challenging societal inequalities and providing solutions that help children to achieve their full potential.

The programme is funded through the Holiday Activities And Food [HAF] programme, which is funded by the Department for Education, to support children who ordinarily access free school meals with a tailored provision outside of term time, with PNECET one of 11 providers set to deliver the initiative in Preston this Easter.

Last year, through Get Stuck In initiatives in both Summer and December, PNECET supported over 300 children to access free meals and engaging physical activity and educational activities.

For more information about the Get Stuck In programme and to learn about the other providers delivering the initiative in Preston, please click here or email

With limited places available, please click here and select PNECET as your chosen provider to book your child’s place for the Easter Get Stuck In programme.

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