Youngsters make the most of Activate! day

garden games resizeThe first of South Holland District Council’s activities days for young people in 2014 was a big hit.

More than 130 people dropped into the latest Activate! event, the first to be held in Deeping St Nicholas.

The highlight of the free activities and games was a climbing wall which had a queue of eager participants.

Other attractions included rowing machines, dance activities and large garden games.

Rachel Rowett, the district council’s arts and culture development officer, said: “We had a lot more people than at previous events in similar-sized villages so word of their popularity is obviously spreading.

“We were fortunate to have great weather and it was lovely to see families there, some enjoying picnics too.”

There was also plenty of interest in a stall giving information on a new youth club planned for the village.

Activate! is aimed at young people aged eight to 19 and is organised by the district council’s community development team in conjunction with Lincolnshire County Council’s Children’s Services.

For more information about Activate! programme contact the community development team on 01775 761161.

Further Activate! days will be scheduled for the school summer holidays – details in the district council’s Summer Fun brochure which is distributed to all South Holland schoolchildren in early July.

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