What is Break Free?
Break Free is part of a Bristol wide project called Feeding Bristol.
In partnership with Youth Moves, based in one of the most deprived areas in Bristol, we run a programme that delivers a range of accessible activities at the same time as alleviating holiday hunger.
What does it do?
Our team of professional sports coaches & youth workers take a mobile sports village into the most deprived neighbourhoods of South Bristol to deliver free, meaningful, high quality sports & other activities during school holiday periods.
Whilst delivering these fun & inspiring sessions, our trained staff will also provide the young people with breakfast & lunch so that they get at least two meals throughout the day.
Why is it needed?
A recent report by Kelloggs explored the impact of children going to school hungry and found that:
- Hunger has a significant impact on concentration, behaviour and children’s ability to learn, so…
- If a child arrives at school hungry they lose at least 1 hour of learning a day…
- This equates to 8.4 weeks of learning time over their whole primary schooling.
- 2.4 pupils in every classroom will arrive at school hungry at least once a week.