Children and young people from Brent were treated to an exciting holiday programme during the recent Half Term break, with a wide range of sports on offer including Tennis, Football, Boxing, Dance, Golf and Teqball to name a few. It was all possible thanks to the dedication of several community organisations including the Jason Roberts Foundation, Brent Bulls, Connect Stars, and Hillside Performing Arts, thanks to funding from the Hyde Group. After the restrictions that have been imposed over the last year or so due to Covid-19 it was important the children were given a half term to remember.
Throughout the week the children had the opportunity to try out new sports or continue with their old favourite ones including football and basketball. Coaching staff varied the sessions and the style of delivery to continually challenge the young people, whilst keeping them engaged and enthusiastic about sport. Some parents couldn’t resist getting involved in the action too!
Some children were given the opportunity for away-day trips for crazy golf and a museum visit to learn more about London culture.
Otis Roberts CEO at the Foundation said: ‘The Foundation is always happy to welcome the young people of Brent to the centre during the school holidays’, so they have the chance to take part in a range of sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Sport can be a great tool for engagement and it’s good for children to have a variety of activities to try out, whilst interacting and making friends. We are very thankful to Hyde Housing, Connect Stars and Brent Bulls for their continued support, and we look forward to working with them on future initiatives.’
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