Be Active is back for May half term
Be Active is preparing to keep Sefton’s youngest residents entertained this May half term with a fun-filled line-up of activities set to take place from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 1.
A huge range of activities will take place at leisure centres across the borough including Bootle Leisure Centre, Crosby Leisure Centre, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Dunes Splash World, Litherland Sports Park, Netherton Activity Centre and Maghull Meadows Leisure Centre.
The hugely successful Wave Rave pool parties are set to make a return along with a wide array of pool-based activities including swim and splash sessions, inflatable parties and the preschool swim crash course. Those looking to try something new can make the most of the water sports on offer at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre during its Lakeside Adventure sessions.
For those looking to stay dry over half term, Be Active’s May-hem days will include obstacle courses, adventure games, tournaments, dodgeball and maybe even a bouncy castle!
The ever popular Everton Soccer School will return to Netherton Activity Centre and Football Camp will launch at Dunes Splash World in Southport. Sefton’s sportiest youngsters can also try their hand at gymnastics, fencing and archery thanks to Be Active’s Come and Try classes.
Fans of The Greatest Showman will love the dance workshops that are lined up with the opportunity to learn new, choreographed dance routines from the hit musical.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “There is such an array of activities happening across Sefton that our youngest residents will be spoilt for choice this half term.
“I’m delighted that we have such a diverse sporting offer that will help keep children active and entertained while they’re enjoying a break from school.”
For the full line up of activities head to www.sefton.gov.uk/beactive. Places are limited and advanced booking is required so call 0151 288 6286 or 0151 934 4799 to secure a place.
Sefton teams up with Knowsley for national celebration of fostering
Sefton and Knowsley Council are teaming up as part of an annual celebration of fostering, raising awareness to attract more would be foster carers.
Organised by national charity The Fostering Network, Foster Care Fortnight takes place May 14 – 27, with this year’s theme of ‘fostering transforms lives’.
Under the banner of #StayTogether, Sefton and Knowsley will be taking the ‘Fostering bus’ on the road to meet the public and give them all of the information they need to consider fostering, especially for sibling groups where there is the greatest need.
The ‘Fostering bus’ reaches Sefton on May 18, 9am-6pm at Aintree Shopping Park.
Cllr. John Joseph Kelly, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Safeguarding said:
“Fostering really can change a child’s life. Foster carers offer supportive, caring and firm foundations to our vulnerable children and young; it is a hugely rewarding role. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about fostering to jump aboard the fostering bus and find out more”
Sefton Council’s fostering teams will also deliver the latest instalment of their popular information evenings shortly after Foster Care Fortnight. The next session, which are free, non-ticket events, will take place June 5, 6.30-8.30pm at The Vincent Hotel in Southport.
To find out more about fostering in Sefton, visit www.seftonfostering.co.uk or call 0800 923 2777.