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Kids urged to get active this summer

Youngsters in West Oxfordshire are being urged to get active this summer by taking advantage of a range of discounted activities at the council’s leisure centres.

The district council’s leisure centres, run by GLL Better, have put together a wide range of pursuits that will keep kids occupied during the summer holidays.

Budding street dancers can polish-up their moves with weekly classes at the Windrush Leisure Centre and for those who like to get more physical there are American Football sessions.

Carterton, Chipping Norton and Windrush Leisure Centres are also offering under 16’s the chance to swim for a pound during selected sessions. For kids who enjoy racquet sports, Bartholomew Sports Centre is providing badminton courts for £4 per court and at Chipping Norton leisure Centre all racquet sports are £1 per person. Bartholomew Sports Centre can also be hired for 5-a-side football or basketball at a discounted price of £15.

Windrush Leisure Centre is also running the ‘Active Zone’ Playscheme for 5-11 year-olds offering activities including: roller-skating, face painting and team activities.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are committed to offering services that get young people active and there are some great opportunities for them to have some fun and make new friends at the leisure centres this summer.”

Ben Border, Partnership Manager at GLL Better, said: “We have a huge and exciting programme across the district. There is something for everyone to enjoy during the summer holidays.”

For more information about what’s on offer this summer at the leisure centres visit: www.better.org.uk

Posted : 20/07/2012 16:33:53

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