It has been a difficult year, but communities have managed to overcome the many challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Over the summer, a diverse holiday club programme is being rolled out across the county. Organisations, including Compass Wensleydale will be providing a mixture of activities that help children to stay active, healthy and socially connected which will give them an opportunity to develop new skills and try new experiences.

The activities are available to all families and are free to those who receive benefits-related free school meals and will include a hot meal or packed lunch each day.

Funding for the scheme has come from the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme. The County Council has commissioned North Yorkshire Together, a partnership between Rural Arts, North Yorkshire Sport and North Yorkshire Youth to run the programme in the county, under the banner of FEAST North Yorkshire.