Bring It On Brum provided additional activity sessions outside of the regular programme during spring half-term, creating a series of Come and Try It sessions and Family Food Festival across Birmingham.
The Come and Try It sessions were open to all children and young people eligible for benefits-related free school meals in Birmingham. Bring It On Brum providers were specifically encouraged to approach families who had not previously attended the programme in the hope they would feel more confident taking part in future holiday activity sessions.
The Family Food Festivals focussed on food education for all members of the family, these sessions were open to all families across the city. Providers across Birmingham hosted cooking tutorials in which children and parents were encouraged to work together to create a nutritious meal which they then sat down to enjoy together. Each family were then given a food box containing enough food to feed a family of 4 for 4 meals to take home with them.
One of the providers that hosted half-term sessions was Funantics, based in Erdington. Over 40 families attended their sessions, participating in pizza making, creating mixed fruit kebabs and sundaes.
Funantics also invited Early Help to pop down to their sessions and provide parents with signposting and advice in a wide range of areas.