Teignmouth Community School in Mill Lane hosted an action-filled camp delivering fun and busy days filled with sport, crafts, games and education provided by EOLAS+.

Children from all backgrounds from the school and local community were all welcomed to enjoy various activities designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and life-long involvement in physical activity.

A large percentage of the children’s places were given free of charge courtesy of the local council’s Holiday activities and food (HAF) funding scheme.

The grounds were kindly let free of charge by Osprey Learning Trust which the school are a part of. 

Spokesman Andrew Webber said: ‘Our Teignmouth camp was a success from the off. We had good interest from parents with many booking their children up for the entire block of camps.

‘As a new venue, it sometimes takes a while for interest to grow. However, that was not the case here. We had a real mix of children, aged four-11. The group were quick to engage in activities and buy into EOLAS+ core values.’

EOLAS+ was established three years ago by former Exeter Chiefs player and Ireland international Eoghan Grace, who had a vision to inspire and provide opportunities for children in the South West. Eoghan is passionate about using his skills and knowledge to help children and young athletes reach their full potential no matter what background they came from.

An EOLAS+ spokesman said: ‘The facilities made available for us at the school were second to none. Although we bring a lot of our own kit with us, we rely on venues to provide various equipment in order for us to deliver as wide a range of activities and sports as possible.

‘From football and tag-rugby, to dance and dodgeball, the group engaged in a variety of sports. Within each sport, coaches looked to develop fundamental movement skills such as running, catching and throwing. We place high importance on making our camps a learning experience.

‘The school is lucky to boast such a big playing field and play area, something our coaches were very happy to use. As with any of our camps, we also run activities inside. Games such as “Nerf Wars” and warm-up activities often took place in the spacious hall; a luxury that we often are not afforded at school venues.’ 

Andrew added: ‘In total 347 children attended., and we look forward to working with EOLAS+ on our next camp at Christmas.’