CHIPS Schemes


CHIPS visit Lee Valley and Celtic Harmony thanks to Tesco

This summer some of our CHIPS Summer Schemes were lucky enough to visit Lee Valley Park at Waltham Abbey for bug hunting, and the Celtic Harmony Camp for some brilliant fun outdoors, all thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, and those kind people who voted for us in Cheshunt!

CHIPS Visits Aerozone

One of our schemes had an amazing time visiting Aerozone at London Stansted Airport!

A massive thank you for having us, and for making the day so special! None of our young people or staff wanted to go home at the end of the day!



CHIPS Cookery Club Cookathon

The CHIPS Cookery Club recently took part in the Childrens Food Trust’s Big Cookathon.

CHIPS cookery club for children with special needs runs fortnightly in term time at a local special school in their food technology room. The adults supported the children (mainly on a one to one basis) who all have varying degrees of special needs. The group leader demonstrated the method first so the children could see what they needed to do. They peeled the potatoes first and got them cooking whilst they prepared the meat. They chopped the onions, peeled and diced the carrots and sautéed with the mince beef. Then they added the rest of the ingredients and simmered gently. One of the group is vegetarian and she made a cannellini bean vegetable pie. The group leader made a vegetarian pie using green lentils. The children mashed the potatoes and added crème fraiche which made it a light and creamy texture.

All the staff and children tasted both the cottage pie and the vegetarian pies whilst having a break. They all get involved in washing up and putting way the utensils. They cleared up while the pies were baking and took them home to eat with their families. One family reported that their son doesn’t usually eat mince because of the texture but he ate 2 cottage pies as he had made them!

BIG cookathon demonstration

Big Cookathon 1

Big Cookathon 2


Cheshunt, Hoddesdon & Ware Schemes Ofsted

CHIPS are delighted to announce that on our latest wave of Ofsted inspections this summer, our Chesthunt, Ware & Hoddesdon schemes all achieved a ‘Good’ rating.

Thank you to all our leaders, coordinators, staff and volunteers at the scheme for all their hard work. You can read the reports below:



Ware Summer

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