CCHA School’s Out Summer Holiday Programme


By - Monday 21st September, 2015

A press release from the Croydon Churches Housing Association provides details on its most recent summer programme. The programme offered the children of CCHA residents the chance to attend at least one week of trips and activities free of charge.


Photo by Croydon Churches Housing Association, used with permission.

Release begins: CCHA’s School’s Out Summer Holiday Programme returned for the fifth year running this summer. The programme is organised in partnership with Elevating Success UK and ran for three weeks until mid-August.

It is free of charge and gives CCHA residents’ children between the ages of eight and 16 the chance to undertake various trips and activities, including crazy golf, Kew Gardens, Brighton, the Science Museum, Battersea Park Zoo and more.

This year’s programme began on 27th July and was attended by 25 children of CCHA residents. This year we had a young resident, who has been attending the School’s Out programme over the past couple of years volunteering as a youth Mentor, not only working on the CCHA programme but on other Elevating Success Summer Holiday Programmes.

CCHA Chief Executive, Tracy Cullen, said: “As a community-based housing association, CCHA is focused on supporting those who make up our community. The School’s Out Programme has been a popular summertime staple in the lives of many of our residents and their children over the last five years. Costs of childcare have seen a sharp rise year on year, so we are proud to be able to offer some relief to many families during this holiday period.”

Ben Joyce, Elevating Success UK’s Senior Administrator and School’s Out Co-ordinator, said: “The children love it. They have been asking to come back week after week. They get to experience a lot of activities that are close to home that they may not have access to otherwise, so it is a new experience for them. Their parents are able to carry on working throughout the summer and it gives them some peace of mind knowing that their young people are doing something productive in a safe environment.”

Release ends.

Release sender: Croydon Churches Housing Association.

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