A performing arts company is set to offer children free hot meals and entertainment over the summer holidays. 

Swindon-based Revolution Performing Arts will support families through its Holiday Activity and Food programme.

The national programme, funded by the Department of Education and run through Swindon Council, offers children who usually qualify for free school meals access to hot meals during the holiday period.

Additionally, the children can take part in a variety of activities at no cost to them.

Sessions are scheduled for every Monday to Thursday, from July 29 to August 22, at Croft Primary School in Swindon.

Founder of Revolution Performing Arts, Fi Da Silva-Adams, said: “I know from personal experience the profound impact the arts can have on children facing personal challenges.

"Growing up in sometimes difficult circumstances, the arts became my sanctuary.

"While we don't provide therapy, creative activities have a therapeutic element and can significantly enhance a child's ability to cope during difficult times. Plus, they're enormous fun.

“School holidays can be a particularly difficult time for some families who are struggling to provide food and activities for children due to increased food and childcare costs and reduced incomes. 

"To be able to support all children now with such joyous activities, regardless of their family’s financial situation, is such a blessing for me and my team.”

The programme will feature activities such as singing, dancing, and acting, as well as arts and crafts.

Children can also look forward to visits from animals groups and public services.

Revolution Performing Arts has been able to extend the programme to families in Chippenham, Malmesbury, and Royal Wootton Bassett, having previously supported those in Swindon, due to Wiltshire County Council’s FUEL programme.

The FUEL programme is being held at Sheldon School in Chippenham, Malmesbury Primary School, and Wootton Basset Infants’ School.

Revolution Performing Arts was founded in 2007 by Ms Da Silva-Adams and specialises in encouraging young people to celebrate their individuality through performing arts on an equal footing regardless of family income.

She added: "At Revolution Performing Arts, we focus on warmth, love, and inclusion.

"There are no special talent requirements, auditions, or exams. Children come here to enjoy themselves and shine."

Eligible families will receive a voucher from their school, including a booking link to sign up. 

All the Revolution Performing Arts leaders have enhanced DBS police checks and have received full safe-guarding and first aid training.