Sport for Young People During School Holidays

Published on March 24th, 2016

School holidays are almost universally welcomed by children who can enjoy getting up late and having a break from the routine. They can pose a headache for parents, though, in that finding things for children to do can be a bit of a challenge.

This Easter, Shepway Sports Trust has organised a “Holiday Camp” designed to provide an opportunity for children to try out new sports, from boxing to basketball. The objective is to engage children in activities that help promote an active and healthy lifestyle, that demonstrate the benefits of participating in competitive sport, and that highlight the role of sport in developing an individual’s social skills and self-confidence.

There will be appearances and demonstrations by the Shepway Sports Trust’s team of elite sports ambassadors throughout the week. Sessions include Box Fit, with professional boxer Josh Kennedy, Trials Bike riding with British champion James Sheridan and training sessions delivered by Folkestone Basketball Academy. Other sports on offer will include curling, dodgeball, cricket and daily football, all coached by qualified professionals.

Shepway Sports Trust’s “Holiday Camp” takes place at Folkestone Academy every day from 9.30am till 3pm, starting on Tuesday 29 March and continuing until Friday 1 April. The cost for the full week is £40, or a single day costs £12.50. More information is available at www.shepwaysportstrust.org/holidaycamps, or telephone Barry Pluck on 01303 764280.

Shepway Sports Trust has been established with the aid of grants from the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.