Youngsters urged to get active and keep fit

Youngsters enjoying a recent activity session in South Shields.
Youngsters enjoying a recent activity session in South Shields.

Youngsters across South Tyneside are being encouraged to get active and have fun during next week’s school holiday.

The May half-term break will see a range of sporting activities being lined up by South Tyneside Council’s sport and leisure team.

These sports activities and coaching programmes are a great way for young people to stay healthy and active while they have fun and make new friends.

Coun Alan Kerr

From next Tuesday until a week on Friday, there will be a range of events on offer at the Temple Park Centre in South Shields and the Cabin in Hebburn.

The two centres will be hosting free, open-access, multi-sports activities, aimed at children aged five to 16, daily from 11am to 3pm.

Sports being lined up include unihoc, kwik cricket, kick rounders, tennis and football.

Those attending activity sessions in either town are free to come and go as they please.

Coun Alan Kerr, the council’s deputy leader, said: “We have a great range of sporting activities for young people across South Tyneside over the school break.

“These sports activities and coaching programmes are a great way for young people to stay healthy and active while they have fun and make new friends.”

As well as the free sport activities, there are also a number of coaching programmes taking place at Temple Park Centre and Readhead Park in South Shields and Monkton Stadium in Jarrow.

For more information, call the sport and leisure team on 424 7998 or e-mail sports.development@southtyneside.gov.uk