Kids have a fun time at playscheme

FUN: Youngsters making times to remember on the West View Project's playscheme.

FUN: Youngsters making times to remember on the West View Project's playscheme.

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YOUNGSTERS had a smashing time over the Easter holidays thanks to a fun-packed playscheme.

Archery, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts and a visit to Wynyard Woodland Park were just some of the activities enjoyed by over 70 Hartlepool children during their school break.

We pulled out all the stops to organise a varied and exciting programme for the children and their families and everyone had a really great time.

Andrew Johnson, youth worker

The lucky kids were those taking part in the regular Easter playscheme for ages five to 11-years-old run by the West View Project – a not-for-profit organisation in the town’s Miers Avenue which runs activities for young people.

Among the other fun times were forest activities and cooking around an open fire, orienteering, family days and a trip to Preston Park, in Eaglescliffe.

Andrew Johnson, West View Project youth worker, said: “Our Easter playscheme is always extremely popular and this year was no exception.

“We pulled out all the stops to organise a varied and exciting programme for the children and their families and everyone had a really great time.”

The Project’s regular weekly Infant and Junior Youth Club sessions were closed over the Easter holidays but have now resumed.

There is a packed programme of activities at all the West View Project’s regular weekly sessions which are:

• Tuesdays from 3.15pm to 4.45pm is a girls-only session for ages five to eight years old.

• Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm there is a girls-only session for ages eight to 11 years old.

• Thursdays 3.15pm to 4.45pm is a boys-only session for ages five to eight years old.

• Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm is again a boys-only session for ages eight to 11 years old.

• Also on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5pm to 7pm, there is the Junior Youth Club for boys and girls aged eight to 11, and from 7pm to 9pm there is the Senior Youth Club for boys and girls aged 11 to 16.

All the above sessions cost just 30p – no booking is required. For more information call (01429) 272699.