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YMCA Activities Prove Popular Again at Oasis Academy Wintringham

April 12, 2016

A RANGE of activities provided by the Community Youth service from YMCA Humber proved popular with North East Lincolnshire youngsters during the Easter holidays.

After successful sessions in the summer and Christmas holidays, as well as the two half-term breaks during October and February, the YMCA team returned to Oasis Academy Wintringham to deliver cooking, sport and arts and crafts activities.

The free sessions were attended by over 40 young people, spread across three days during the break.

Jocelyn Dennis is YMCA Humber’s Community Youth Worker and she spoke of the success of the sessions.

She said: “We really enjoy coming to Oasis Academy Wintringham and we have had a good turnout of young people again.

“We like to keep the sessions quite flexible and have plenty of different activities for young people with different interests to enjoy.

“We have done more physical things like dodge ball and a bleep test but also made friendship bracelets and made tasty food from scratch like pizzas, burgers and cakes.”

Michelle Perry is Community Development Manager for Oasis Academy Wintringham and she was delighted with YMCA’s involvement.

She added: “The activities are always so well received by the young people who attend them.

“YMCA’s team always delivers quality, engaging activities but ones that the young people can easily replicate with their friends and family at home, which is important.

“They also teach them about the importance of staying healthy, keeping fit and teamwork too.”

And the activities were well received by young people across the area, most of whom are already looking forward to future sessions.

Jayne, 14, from Scartho, has attended the sessions before and enjoyed the activities once more.

She said: “I have been to YMCA’s sessions before and really enjoyed them, so I was excited to be coming again.

“I enjoy the cooking, we pick up some great tips and it really shows you how straightforward it is to cook your own meals, rather than buy takeaways or ready meals.

“I also enjoyed the arts and crafts – we got to make friendship bracelets and it is always nice to have something to take away from the day.”

For more information on the sessions, please email Jocelyn.

Pictures from the days are available on our Flickr site.