Free summer holiday club offers food and fun for Thistley students - Thistley Hough Academy

Thistley Hough Academy was filled with great food smells and sounds as students learnt how to cook pizza from scratch and had a chance to learn archery.


Following the success of our Easter half term holiday club, the first of two summer holiday club days took place on Monday (August 5th), where more than a dozen students were treated to a cooking masterclass led by Staffordshire food education and training company Feast with Friends.


A second holiday club day will take place on Monday August 12th and currently has space for more students.


Having mastered the art of making and kneading dough, the wannabe chefs then got creative with a range of pizza toppings before baking them in the ovens at the Academy, filling the corridors with an aroma of delicious food.


At another session students enjoyed an archery lesson led by Time4sportUK, who aim to increase participation in sport among young people and to educate the community to live a healthy lifestyle.


Hosted in the dedicated Academy sports hall, each student was instructed on how to hold their bow and line up their arrow to the target before beginning practice alongside school nursing staff from the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


Summer holiday club co-ordinator Isabelle Howles said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer our free summer holiday club again this year to students enrolled at the Academy, as it’s a great chance for students to enjoy some exciting new activities.


“There are limited places still available at our next club day on Monday August 12th which runs from 10am until 2pm, and any students who would like to join should get in touch with me as soon as possible.”


Any students interested in coming along to the next summer holiday club on Monday August 12th should contact co-ordinator Isabelle Howles by

Parents interested in finding out more about Thistley Hough Academy call 01782 883500 or email

For more information about Feast With Friends see and for details about Time4sportUK log on to


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