Free sporting activities during the Easter Holidays in Girvan

Free sporting activities will be on offer during the Easter Holidays in Girvan.

The Girvan Youth Trust in partnership with South Ayrshire Council, Girvan Academy, South Ayrshire Community Sports Hub and Active Schools are organising a programme of Easter Sports and activities during the Easter Holidays for children and young people who are in Primary 6 up to the age of 18.

The programme will offer a variety of taster sessions for young people to try out on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th April from 10am till 12 noon and again from 1pm till 3pm in Girvan Academy.

And the community safety partnership from the council will also provide healthy snacks at the session.

The taster sessions in Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Gymnastics, Circuits, Boxercise, Maui Thai, Bike Track and the Climbing Wall will be delivered by qualified and skilled instructors and the team games and activities such as Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball etc will be run by Girvan Academy’s Senior Sports Leaders.

Taster sessions in rugby, table tennis and badminton will also be available.

There will be staff from all of the partners on hand to assist and support the coaches and also the children/young people who attend the sessions and it will provide a fantastic opportunity for young people who are trained Sports Leaders to practice their skills and gain valuable experience.

A completed consent form will have to be returned before any child or young person under the age of 16 will be allowed to participate in any of the sports activities and all local primary 6 and 7 pupils have been issued with flyers and consent forms.

These have also been distributed to pupils of Girvan Academy, however if you know a young person who would like to attend and who doesn’t have a form, extra copies can be collected from Z1 Youth Bar prior to the event or filled in by a parent/guardian on the actual day.

A registration table will be open at 9.30am and 12.30pm on all three days.

The Youth Trust have tried to provide taster sessions in a variety of different activities and hope that there will be something for everyone.

This is the first time that they have worked together to provide such a programme and they hope that it is well supported by local young people.

The Youth Trust are hopeful that, if successful, this will lead on to other sport and activity based programmes for local young people in the future.