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Youngsters take part in Children’s University

Childrens University passport holders taking part in an African drumming session.

Childrens University passport holders taking part in an African drumming session.

A series of fun-filled afternoons have taken place for youngsters in Northumberland in possession of a Children’s University passport.

The sessions, which featured activities such as sport, art, drama, games and much more, were attended by in excess of 60 young people each day and took place in the first week of the half-term holidays at Leading Link in Bedlington.

On day one, they were treated to an African drumming masterclass as well as art and craft workshops including mask making and rustic-looking wind chime design.

The day culminated in an African-style dance off, with a whole group gumboot dancing session.

Day two saw the ‘Wacky Sports Day’, where participants completed sporting and gaming challenges including a laser quaser battle, bottle rocket launching and a rounders competition.

The final session included an Easter egg hunt, a cooking workshop, and a Zumba fitness workout by The Studio Dance and Fitness Academy.

Lyn Horton, manager of Leading Link, said: “The whole aim of the Children’s University to Leading Link is to encourage as many young people in this area to try new and different things, and they don’t come much more different than gumboot dancing and laser quaser.

“These days really sum up what this charity is all about. It helps to mix young people of all ages and abilities, encourages new friendships, eases the transition process between schools and it’s a lot of fun as well.”

 

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