The Fit for Sport programme at the Castle Leisure Centre is part of the many summer activities for children in Southwark this August, writes Siva Thangarajah…
The Deputy Leader for Southwark Council, Rebecca Lury, recently visited one of the activities on offer when she joined a Fit for Sport session and met children taking part.
The kids were getting stuck into a Peter Pan-themed version of tag – involving gathering balls around in a sports hall, while avoiding being tagged by their coaches.
Fit for Sport offers a variety of sporting, and arts and crafts tasks designed to keep children mentally and physically active.
Full and half-day sessions are available to children aged 5 to 12 throughout the summer until 31st August.
Councillor Lury noted the importance of being physically active to enable children develop and grow.
She said: “It was lovely to meet the children and learn about the fun they’ve been having.
“It is so important that children can be supported and helped to grow into happy, confident young people and be encouraged to lead healthy and active lives. This programme holds these values at its core.”
The Fit for Sport programme is only one of many activities to keep children active and engaged children around Southwark this summer.
Go to www.southwark.gov.uk/summer for more information and online booking.