Issued by City of York Council
New cookery classes for budding chefs are one of the many new activities launching in City of York Council’s summer edition of Shine – the essential guide for activities for children and young people.
Shine is packed with fun and exciting things to do throughout the summer break and beyond and is now available through all schools in York and from libraries. Pick up a copy and no-one needs complain of being bored!
This year sees a new programme of free play events in York’s parks which includes activities from York City’s FA qualified coaches who will be holding free CITY. KICK. ABOUT. sessions in the parks – fun, informal football and sports sessions for children and families no matter what the weather!
Also taking place are open-to-all athletics sessions from top coaches to develop running, jumping and throwing skills through fun games, Trashbang sessions, volunteering projects and storytelling, promising an exciting time in York’s parks. All activities will aim to give ideas, tips and suggestions for continuing the fun and growing the talent long after the holiday has ended.
Other new activities include Sustrans’ Green Explorers, free York Playspace sessions at the Danesmead Centre and the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge at libraries.
Councillor Jane Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People said: “This summer we have around 15 completely new activities and opportunities on offer, including many new sports and physical activities. Some of these are completely free and are open for all the family to book and enjoy.
“School holidays are an ideal opportunity to try different activities and this edition of Shine includes lots of suggestions about continuing hobbies or sports after the summer, for example by joining clubs or gaining awards.”
All the usual favourite activities are back including lots of sport, art, outdoor activities, adventure, library events and play activities. Many activities have free entry or are discounted with a YorkCard.
“The team behind Shine works closely with advocacy groups and disabled young people to make sure that activities are as inclusive as possible. It also helps to promote specialist or targeted activities for people with specific disabilities and helps to make activities available for economically disavantaged young people through national schemes and through subsidising certain activities with scheme funding.”
Any activity provider who would like to be part of the Shine publication should register with the YorOK database above. For more information contact Tim Waudby, Community Leisure Officer 01904 553426 or email Tim here.
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