Animation & Feel Good Food (SEND)

Easter 2024 – Growth, change and protection

Your mentors

Press Play Films

East Sussex Council HAF team

Organisation links
Location address: East Sussex, BN
Chosen age group:

For ages: 7 - 14 years years

Available tickets:
Easter HAF Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
Funded by East Sussex County Council
Universal holiday club with SEND support
What we'll do
Stop motion animation, feel-good food & outdoor fun. IMPORTANT!! We have additional SEND support on 2nd and 5th April so please make sure to book those dates if your child has additional learning requirements. Ever wanted to make your own animation? You have come to the right place! Our workshops teach children how to make short animations, including operating cameras, using animation software/ computers and recording sounds. We will also have a screening premiere with parents and siblings and children are sent their films to keep! In addition to animation, Lucie from Feel Good Food provides 20 mins of fun nutritional education/ cooking activities for children. Seasonal-themed animation activities: Easter 2024 – Growth, change and protecting our natural world. We start the day by exploring the attributes of Spring on a walk, collecting materials for animations & underlining the importance of respecting the natural world. We also discuss how vital it is to leave living plants for animals/ the environment & only collect a few fallen resources. We will use these to design animations looking at the crucial role humans have in protecting the natural world and how we might do this better. These films can be shown to other groups afterwards to engender discussion. An example of a nature animation can be seen here: Easter Nutrition Activities: 1. Exploring our sense of taste: Taste testing a range of seasonal fruits and vegetables and discussing tastes such as sweet, sour, spicy and peppery.
 Cookery activity- Children will learn to make 2 tasty dips Guacamole and feta & tomato for veg. 2. Exploring sense of smell: Exploring herbs and memories, passing round herb pots and asking children what smells remind them of.
 Growing Activity - Planting herb cuttings that the children to take home and look after. After lunch, we head out for some games and a play in the park! Lucie from Feel Good Food will provide a nutritious and delicious hot yummy lunch each day. Allergies and intolerances and special diets can be catered for on request (vegetarian/ gluten/dairy-free options provided). ***This activity has been funded through the Department for Education’s (DfE) Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme and coordinated by East Sussex County Council. Free places are available for young people eligible for benefits-related free school meals. This eligibility criteria has been defined by the DfE. Additionally young people in several other target cohorts can attend funded places, such as those with SEND or Looked After Children (LAC). Please note, eligibility will be confirmed as part of the booking process.*** Please note that the sessions we are running on days 1 and 2 build on each other. They focus on a different part of animation, whilst retaining core principles. As such we would encourage booking onto day 1 and 2 if this fits with your schedule.
About your mentors
Press Play Films
Teacher Animator
Animator and Teacher Lara, and Nutritionist and Chef Lucie share their skills in Stop motion Animation and healthy eating.
East Sussex Council HAF team
East Sussex Council HAF team
East Sussex Council HAF team
Dates and SEND info
Please note: If your child requires SEND support please book the dates shown below. Eastbourne: Regency Park Community Centre, BN22 7PY 2nd April (With SEND support) - 10.00 - 14.30 3rd April - 10.00 - 14.30 Newhaven: Lewes Road Hut, Robinson Road, BN9 9RW 4th April - 09.00 - 13.30 5th April (With SEND Support) - 09.00 - 13.30 Please note that the sessions we are running on days 1 and 2 build on each other. They focus on a different part of animation, whilst retaining core principles. As such we would encourage booking onto day 1 and 2 if this fits with your schedule
Learning aim
Aim 1
Press Play Film Workshops aim to extend children's experience of art and technology by engaging them in new skills and teaching them that computers are not just for gaming on! Feel Good Food aims to educate children how to eat well to feel good, choosing healthy options which taste delicious.
Eligibility criteria
These guidelines are arranged by East Sussex County Council. Children can book into this course if they meet the following criteria: • In receipt of benefit related Free School Meals - Referred to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) • Disabled, those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), those with other special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) or on the disability register. • Young Carers • Have a disabled sibling • Referred to the School Mental Health Teams • Gypsy, Roma & Traveller • Supported by “Family Focus”/“Troubled Families” services • Children in Need (CiN), children on a Child Protection Plan (CP) and Looked After Children (LAC) • Those with English as an Additional Language (EAL) • Ukrainian Guests or other refugee guests
Pricing information
Ticket nameEaster HAF
Where we'll be
Newhaven & Eastbourne, Lewes Road Hut/ Regency Park , East Sussex, Sussex, BN
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.Cancellations: Please let us know if for any reason your child/ children are unable to make it to the sessions so that we can offer the space to another family. The earlier the better, but minimum of 2 days notice. We are working hard to prepare a fantastic experience for you. Please let us know if you have any questions, otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you on the day. For questions related to the animation workshop please contact For food and food workshop related questions please contact

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