OVER 200 young families were springing into action at a youth activities event at Oasis Academy Wintringham in Grimsby.
Spring Into Action was held at the school on Tuesday 5 April and invited young people aged between 8 and 19 to see what activities are available in their local area.
Organised by Youth Partnership – North East Lincs, a consortium of local organisations that includes Oasis Academy Wintringham, Get Hooked on Positive Activities (GHoPA) and YMCA Humber, the event included contributions from groups such as the Birdhouse Theatre and Earthbound Misfits.
Michelle Perry, Community Development Manager of Oasis Academy Wintringham, was the chief organiser of the event and she was delighted to see a great turnout.
She said: “We put on the event to give young people an idea of what activities they can do in their local communities.
“We invited lots of local organisations to show what they can deliver and we have had over 200 people here today and the feedback has been fantastic.
“We always look at these events to provide an exit strategy for young people, where they can go away and enjoy the activity on a more regular basis.”
And there was certainly plenty for young people to get their teeth into at this Easter ‘Egg-stravaganza’ with circus skills from the Earthbound Misfits, storytelling and theatre demonstrations from the Birdhouse Theatre, archery and disc sports from GHoPA, badminton, trampolining, cookery sessions with YMCA, the climbing wall and cage football from North East Lincolnshire Young People’s Support Services (YPSS), wood carving with Greenheart and face painting.
Maria, 10 from Grimsby, is one of the young people who attended the event and she spoke about how much she enjoyed the event.
“I really enjoyed the cookery and music workshops,” she said.
“I am hoping to take part in more cookery sessions over the summer holidays and I would like to go to one of the music workshops that are being held at Grimsby Minster later this month.
“There was so much to do and it was nice to see what types of things there are to do for young people in the area – I really think there was something for everyone.”
The Youth Partnership is hopeful that further events like this will be held in North East Lincolnshire throughout 2016.
Michelle said: “We are hoping that we can hold more days like this later in the year and invite even more local organisations to take part.
“There is plenty to do in North East Lincolnshire for young people and we want to act as a platform for these groups and organisations to get their work noticed.”
For photos from the event, please visit our Flickr page.
For more information on the Youth Partnership, please call (01472) 608 306.