A RANGE of youth activities for 8-19-year-olds took place across North East Lincolnshire during the Easter holidays, thanks to Youth Partnership – North East Lincs.
Over 80 young people took part in a vast array of different sessions, which were aimed at showcasing the area’s affordable activities.
The sessions ranged from archery at Oasis Academy Immingham to the climbing wall at Grimsby’s Ghetto Park and a roller disco at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre.
Penny Thompson, Senior Community Organiser for YMCA Humber, has been helping to spearhead the activities on behalf of the Youth Partnership and she has been delighted with the response.
She said: “The feedback we received from our events in the February half-term was very favourable, so we decided to do something similar again in the Easter holidays.
“The idea behind the events is to showcase the organisations and venues we have here in North East Lincolnshire and take these activities to local communities to make them aware of what is available to them.
“It is also important for us to keep the prices affordable for young people and young families alike and this is something we have strived to do.”
Anna is eleven-years-old and attended several of the sessions over the two-week period and she is already looking forward to future events.
She said: “We received the information through our school and there were lots of activities to choose from.
“I wanted to do cheerleading and the roller disco because I have done them before and it was very easy to book onto them.
“I hope that some of the other young people who did the sessions with me will take on the activities more regularly because they are very fun to be involved with.
“I thought the sessions were well-run and we got plenty of time to enjoy ourselves.
“I am already looking out for information on future events because I may try something different next time.”
Pamela Clay, who helps to run the Ghetto Park on Freeman Street in Grimsby, also enjoyed coordinating the activities.
“It was a great turnout from the Youth Partnership over the holidays,” she said.
“It is good for us to see our services promoted to young people across North East Lincolnshire and we hope they enjoyed the skating and climbing wall and that they will join us again.”
For more information on Youth Partnership – North East Lincs event, please call (01472) 608 303 or email Penny directly.
Pictures from a wide range of the activities are available on our Flickr site.