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Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

by Linda Philo

poster advertising Children's Christmas Holiday Activities


We are delighted to say that we have organised more activities for children aged 5 to 13 during theupcoming Christmas Holidays.

We have received funding from Derbyshire County Council through the Department for Education’s, Holiday, Activity and Food (HAF) Fund. This means that children who receive pupil premium do not have to pay for any of the activities or for the food

Holiday Clubs

Three days of Holiday Clubs will be run by Premier Education at South Wingfield Primary School on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th January 2022 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm for £5 per child per day.

Premier Education have been running Clubs for us for over a year now. We have had some brilliant feedback from the children who have attended the Clubs. The children do a range of things at the Clubs. These include art and craft, acting, general games, some sport and lots of outdoor fun.

Any child from, aged 5 to 12 years old, can attend. Lunch and snacks are provided.

We are organising a minibus which will pick up children from different places in the area – Fritchley Primary School, Crich Carr School, Lea Primary, Crich Market Square and Wessington - to take them to the Clubs. The minibus will do the return journey to the same places in the afternoon. There are 15 places on the bus, so please book a place early.

In order to book a place for your child, please go to or click on the link below to go straight to the booking page for each venue.

Parents of pupil premium children, please use code WJM/100 to book for free. We will check with the school that any bookings made using this code are children who qualify for pupil premium funding.


Please indicate if you would like your child to have a seat on the minibus to and from the Club.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact James Jennison, Area Manager, Premier Education.

Adventure Day at Lea Green

We are delighted that we have been able to book another Adventure Day at Lea Green Outdoor Activities Centre. This will be on Friday 7th January 2022 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. This is for children aged 6 to 13 years old for £10 per child.

As with the Holiday Clubs, the Adventure Day will be free for pupils who receive pupil premium, as will lunch and snacks during the day. We will also be running a minibus to pick up and drop off children from the same places as for the Holiday Clubs.

To book a place for your child or children please ring or email the staff at the Glebe Centre in Crich, who are managing the bookings. The staff would prefer the bookings to be made by email, if possible.  The email address is but, if you are not able to email, the telephone number 01773 857894.

When you send in your email please include the following information:

  • The name(s) of the child(ren)
  • Their dates of birth
  • The school they attend
  • Whether the child is entitled to pupil premium
  • Home address
  • Your name
  • Your contact number
  • If you would like your child to have a place on the minibus
  • Any medical issues that the child(ren) may have
  • Any other issues that the staff at Lea Green need to be aware of

The staff at the Glebe Field Centre will confirm whether your child(ren) have a place.

The email address is and the telephone number 01773 857894.

Don’t forget to let the staff know if you would like a place for your child/children on the minibus.

Booking for the Holiday Clubs and the Adventure Day, for children who receive pupil premium, opens on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

We do hope that your children will be able to join in, at least, some of these activities. We are sure that they will have lots of fun and you might enjoy a bit of peace after a busy Christmas!

With best wishes

Crich Patients’ Participation Group and Glebe Field Centre

Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

by Linda Philo

Crich Youth Club logo

Would you like to help young people in our community? 

In June, 23 young people attended a consultation event and gave an over whelming thumbs up to holding a weekly youth club at The Glebe. We will be kicking off the Youth Club in October and the club will be run by a mix of paid youth workers & volunteers. 

If you’re over 18 and would like to find out more about being be part of the friendly and dynamic volunteer team, join us on September 23rd at Crich Glebe Field Centre from 7.30 – 9pm for our CYC Volunteer evening.  We’ll update you on our plans, provide information on the process and answer any questions you have. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information email us at

JOB: Holiday Activities Fund Programme Manager

by Linda Philo


Job Advert – The Glebe Field Trust
Activities Fund Programme Manager
7th June-30th September | £17 per hour

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, organised individual to be responsible for coordinating delivery of the Department of Education (DfE) funded Holiday Activities and Food programme in the Crich area from 7th June to 30th September 2021.

Advert for Children's Holiday Activities Fund Programme Manager

Working in partnership with the Crich Patient Participation Group, The Glebe Field Trust registered charity is seeking someone to manage the delivery of the programme in line with the DfE terms and conditions, ensuring all compliance and due diligence processes are in place to ensure it meets all required standards.

The Programme Manager will be expected to liaise with the local steering group to oversee implementation and delivery of the programme, develop a clear communication plan to help promote and advertise the HAF programme and ensure all communication on the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) offer for the holiday period is well coordinated through effective working with schools and providers.

The Programme Manager will also manage the budget and design and implement effective evaluation of the HAF programme and data collection in line with DfE data returns and GDPR requirements.

The Manager will gather the data returns from commissioned HAF providers and prepare a submission to Derbyshire County Council in line with the grant requirement.

To apply for the position please send your CV and a covering letter to Andrea Kemp c/o The Glebe Field Trust, Glebe Field Close, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5EU or via email to:

For more information or an informal conversation please call Andrea on 07917 634153.

Children’s and Young People's Activities during Half Term

by Linda Philo

Poster for Children's Holiday Activities

Children’s and Young People's Activities during Summer Half Term 2021

Crich Medical Practice Patients’ Participation Group are delighted to be able to offer activities for children and young people again during the Summer Term 2021 half term. As before, the activities are open to all children who either live or attend a school in the Crich Medical Practice catchment area; this includes the Holloway and South Wingfield surgeries.

We continue to be grateful to Derbyshire County Council and Crich Parish Council who have provided financial support towards the cost of the days.

Children's Holiday Activities logo

Premier Education

Premier Education will be running their very popular Holiday Clubs for children and young people aged 5 - 13 years old on:

Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June.

The Clubs on Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd will be at the Glebe Field Centre, Crich and the Club on Wednesday 2nd June will be Crich Junior School.

We thank the Governors and the Headteacher of the school for allowing us to use the school.

Children will need to bring a packed lunch and clothing suitable for outdoor activities.

The cost will be £5 per child per day. The clubs were very popular and places are limited and so it is important to book now by email at

Poster advertising Lea Green Activities

Lea Green Outdoor Activities Centre (Fully Booked)

During the Easter holidays we were thrilled that Lea Green ran three Adventure Days for us. These days were phenomenally popular and the children had a fantastic time. We are delighted that we have been able to book another Adventure Day at Lea Green on Friday 4th June 2021.

The day will be led by the Centre’s trained instructors and will include a range of exciting, challenging and fun filled activities for children and young people aged from 6 to 13 years old.

Due to the generous grants from Crich Parish Council and Derbyshire County Council, the cost will be only £10 per child. The days will start at 9.30 am and end at 3.30 pm. The children will need to wear clothes suitable for outdoor activities and to bring a packed lunch with them.

If you are interested in reserving a place or places or would like more information please contact either Corinne Clemson ( or 07792 061489) or Frances James ( or 07515 881937)

We anticipate that the demand for the places will be very high and so we fear that a number will be disappointed. We hope to run further Adventure Days in the Summer holidays to ensure that as many children as possible get the chance to enjoy such a special day.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21st May 2021

Local primary school help spread positivity in lockdown!

by Linda Philo

Postcards made by Fritchley Primary School children

Local primary school help spread positivity in lockdown!

Children at Fritchley Primary School have had a wonderful idea to help spread positivity and joy to those who may be feeling lonely and disconnected during these isolating times.

Four recipients of the Fritchley School postcards

With the support of the school, the children have created postcards which are being distributed around the community by a fleet of volunteer drivers, who have also been delivering meals to members of the Glebe Luncheon Club. Below are some of the beautiful postcards, as well as some of the lucky recipients of them.

The postcards will continue being delivered over the next week, so keep your eyes peeled as you may get something through your post-box sooner than you think!

postcards made by Fritchley Primary School children
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