Camp Inspire Launched

Camp Inspire has been launched by Chesterfield FC Community Trust to help youngsters prepare for a return to school in September.

Based in the HUB at the Technique Stadium, the health & wellbeing camp has been designed to improve the physical health and social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Running until Friday, August 28, Camp Inspire is centred around the five ways to wellbeing.

There are Camp Inspire Connect sessions for 4-10-year-olds and a Camp Inspire Activate programme for those aged 10-17.

Scott Atkinson, the Trust’s head of education and wellbeing, explained the thinking behind Camp Inspire. He said: “Our community partners have told us there’s a clear need for this type of summer holiday provision.

“It’s open to all but we are looking to identify funding to pay for places for disadvantaged children.

“We’re working with local schools and local authorities to identify those children who are most in need.

“We would welcome support from local businesses who are interested in sponsoring places for vulnerable children.”

The sessions run from 8.30am to 5.30pm with early drop-off and late pick-up available and cost £2 per half hour.

Bookings can be made by emailing or phoning 01246 925115.

Anyone interested in applying for a funded place should contact their child’s school or key worker in the first instance.