May 23, 2008
photos: Highbridge 'mini Olympics' heralded a success
Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge played host to 150 youngsters
from Mark School this week when it held its second annual 'Mini
event was part of Mark School's Health Awareness week and included
a wide range of traditional activities such as the high jump,
hurdles, football and hockey as well as some less conventional
challenges such as egg and spoon relays, welly-wanging and dodge
organisers Graham Furze & Amanda Johnson from King Alfred
Sports Centre said it had been really encouraging to see so many
children enjoying themselves through sport and play.
are aiming as a centre to link with as many schools as possible
in the next 12 months to raise the importance of active play and
exercise in juniors," Graham told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
already offer an extensive junior programme but need to make sure
the whole community is aware that its available.
Alfred Sports Centre is one of fifteen Somerset leisure centres
offering a special discount membership scheme.
This provides access to exercise classes, fitness studios, swimming,
and racquet sports for a three month period at the price of £60.
King Alfred Sports Centres Active Kidz Holiday Club and Sports
Scheme will be celebrating its one year anniversary this May Half
Term, offering a wide array of fun and exciting activities.
four-day scheme will host favourites such as Bouncy Castle Multi-Activity
Sessions, Gardening, Trampolining, Dance, Football, Outdoor pursuits,
a visit from Secret World Wildlife Centre and more. Limited spaces
Alfred Sports Centre's Play Tots sessions are also going from
strength to strength, and in the first week of May the group welcomed
Councillor Rosemary Parsons, whose kind donation on behalf Somerset
County Council in January helped purchase equipment to get the
session running. The group is open to parents and toddlers and
meets every Wednesday between 9.15am and 10.45am.
find out more about King Alfred Sports Centres summer programme
telephone 01278 786868 or email www.somerset.gov.uk/leisurecentres.