Fun in the Sun - Summer Off The Streets

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Fun in the Sun - Summer Off The Streets

A jam-packed seasonal schedule of fun activities for children and young people is being lined up when Cotswold District Council's successful 'Summer off the Streets' programme returns this month.

The programme – which first started in 2007 and had a second successful season last summer – will have its third outing in the Cotswolds this summer with new locations and new activities for children and young people to sample.

These will include the new Mobile Skate Park, which will visit Upper Rissington, Stow-on-the-Wold, Andoversford, Chipping Campden and Mickleton, and Scratch N SK8 tutor days for anyone who wants to try out skating for the first time.

There will also be 'Crafts in the Community' sessions at Avening/Moreton-in-Marsh/Northleach/Fairford/Mickleton, which will include willow sculpture making and customising clothing workshops, while the popular 4us2 multi-sport sessions will continue for children and young people with disabilities at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water.

On top of this, there are three Summer Funtastic days of MC’ing, circus skills, art and henna tattoos, held in Lechlade, Andoversford and Bledington.

A host of other fun activities besides include:

* Mixed Bag Media – for 8-16 year olds, and a chance to use your art and craft skills with free activities featuring fabric and film-making. Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water
* Play Ranger sessions – where children and young people can meet the Council’s Play Ranger Katie Spencer for fun and games at locations around the District, including Chesterton, South Cerney, Lechlade, Guiting Power and Upper Rissington
* Performing Arts programmes – such as drama, dance and mask making – are available at the Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water

All sessions are taking place in a variety of locations, and A5 brochures – with full details, dates and times of all the summer's events – have already been handed out to schools and centres across the Cotswolds.

Approximately 650 children and young people took part in Big Lottery funded activities during Summer off the Streets in 2008 – including arts and crafts and animation – at a whole range of venues including youth centres, leisure centres, schools and the Corinium Museum.

For further information or for a copy of the 2009 Summer off the Streets leaflet, please visit www.cotswold.gov.uk where the brochure can be found under the 'Useful Pages and Links' section on the homepage.

Alternatively, please contact the Council's Youth Participation and Development Officer Claire Dowan on 01285 623568 or Claire.dowan@cotswold.gov.uk

Posted : 20/07/2009 09:38:19

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