Park Sport helped children and young people reconnect this summer

The Park Sport 2021 programme helped children and young people reconnect with sports – and with each other – this summer.

It was back to business for the Council SportWorks team’s summer holiday activity programme, with the annual Park Sport programme able to go ahead in a more familiar format (due to Covid restrictions easing) across the Borough. Even more children were able to take part this year with five-seven year-olds also catered for.

Five-16 year-olds in the Borough were treated to around 200 activities: five SkateJams, 112 activity Sessions from archery to golf, 15 Nerf Events and the Mystery Solvers GPS challenge, and 75 Free Swimming slots over the summer holidays.

Park Sport is funded by the Borough Council’s SportWorks, as well as the Local Area Committees, Parish and Town Councils, and supported by a broad range of partners including sports clubs, activity providers and facilities enabling activities to be highly subsidised – free or just £1.

Cabinet Member for Health, Councillor Tonia Craig, said:

‘We’re excited to see so many of the Borough’s children and young people taking part and benefiting from the great Park Sport programme. We continue to ensure we support residents with a healthy lifestyle and improve wellbeing as we emerge from the pandemic’.

We urge residents, who took part in any activities, to please provide feedback to help Park Sport 2022 be even better!

Mystery Solvers, using a self-led app, continues to be available until the end of October half-term at Fleming Park

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