FREE Taster Day in Oak Tree

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Funding to run two taster days to 10-16 year olds

Mansfield District Leisure Trust in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council’s Youth Justice Outreach Team has been awarded funding to run two taster days for 10 to 16-year olds, with a view to providing follow-up activities throughout the summer holidays.

The free of charge taster days will run at River Maun Recreation Centre on 27th May 10am-3pm and at Oak Tree Leisure Centre on Thursday, 28th May, 10am-3:30pm.  There are four different sessions for young people to take part in; dance, hula hooping, free running and kick boxing. Participants can attend as many of the sessions as they like, but must have parental consent.

The funding comes from Mansfield Partnership Against Crime’s action groups in Oak Tree and Car Bank. The idea of the taster days is to encourage young people in these areas to take part in positive activities to help prevent them from getting involved in anti-social behaviour.  Consultation will take place at the taster days to find out what kind of activities this age group would like to see throughout the summer holidays. Further funding has been provisionally put aside for at least one session per week during the summer.