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Schools out for summer in Devon – Six FREE nature activities for children

  • As schools break for summer the RSPB invites families to enjoy their FREE summer Wild Challenge activities to help children connect to Devon's nature and have fun.
  • By completing the RSPB’s Wild Challenges children can achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and help give nature a home along the way, whilst having fun outdoors.

Rosalind Allen, RSPB Education...

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Have you received your free school meal holiday vouchers?

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with added costs of food for example – especially now with rising food and energy prices, and reduced income due to childcare.

With the end of term fast approaching, we've sent supermarket vouchers worth £90 per child to low-income families, whose children currently receive free school meals, to help them buy food over the school...

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Feeding your baby can be hard

This week is National Breastfeeding Week, and this year the government's UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is focussing on the part everyone has to play in helping parents to breastfeed.

Partners, families and friends and even the general public are vital in providing support to those who are breastfeeding, especially if things get difficult.

Remember, it can take a while to...

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Free holiday time activities and meals this Easter

Hundreds of children across Devon began an action-packed Easter holiday this week, as part of our Holiday Activities and Food programme.

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with the added cost of extra food and reduced incomes. So, the government has provided funding for us to coordinate free activities and healthy meals with local providers for children in Devon aged...

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Holiday food support continues for Easter

Families of around 19,000 children in Devon have been sent supermarket vouchers, worth £570,000, to help them buy food over the upcoming Easter holiday .

It's thanks to the government's one-off 'Household Support Fund', which was given to councils to distribute. In the last year, we've invested Devon's £4.7 million share in providing nearly 140,000 supermarket vouchers for families...