Summer youth activities fun gets under way
Published on 23rd July 2012
Sandwell Council has lined up an action-packed programme of free activities for young people over the school summer holidays.
From football to fishing to fashion design, there is something for everyone.
Young people can try a variety of sports, including football, netball, rugby, basketball, cricket, golf, horse riding and tennis.
There are also sessions on bike maintenance, t-shirt design, video making and health and beauty.
Youth magazine Voice 21 will be holding sessions on journalism and design.
People can keep up to date with what's on throughout the summer holidays for young people aged 11 to 19 (or up to 25 if they have a learning disability) at the Just Youth website, or via the Sandwellyouth Facebook page.
Or call Sandwell Council young people's services on 0845 352 8432.
There are lots of tips on things to do in Sandwell this summer holiday at our holidays web page, including Sandwell Leisure Trust's summer holiday camps and the free adventure playground and high ropes aerial adventure course at Sandwell Valley. You can also download the young people's service summer youth activities brochure.
Coneygre Arts Centre in Tipton will play host to an Alternative Olympics event from 2pm to 6pm on Friday 3 August.
Activities will include a climbing wall, water sports, electronic games, large floor games, rallies and races, music, pool table and much more.
And there are BMX camps with Team Extreme from 11am to 3pm as follows:
Brunswick Park, Wednesbury - 7,8, 9 August
Britannia Park, Rowley Regis - 14, 15, 16 August
Lightwoods Park, Bearwood - 21, 22, 23 August
Victoria Park, Tipton - 28, 29, 30 August
Please call 0845 352 8431 to book your place.
Councillor Linda Horton, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for leisure services, said: "The summer holidays are upon us and the council's young people services is offering a wide range of fun and constructive activities for all.
"The programme has been carefully planned with young people, with support from our Shadow Youth Cabinet."
Wasim Ali, chair of Sandwell's Shadow Youth Cabinet, said: "Sandwell young people's services holiday activity programme has been developed with young people to ensure that it meets the needs of all young people and the best thing about it is that it's all free.
"We often hear young people complaining about the lack of things to do, so hopefully everyone will find something of interest, to keep them occupied during the summer holidays."