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YOUNGSTERS have had an action-packed half-term break thanks to lottery funding.

Lynnfield Community Learning has been able to lay on a host of fun during the Easter break thanks to a £10,000 Big Lottery grant.

The Mail reported in November that the funding had seen youngsters from Lynnfield Primary School and the surrounding area benefit after some of the money was used to put on Halloween activities.

The free fun has been continuing, after the money was used to pay for activities over the recent two-week Easter holiday.

Around 90 youngsters have attended many of the sessions, which included trips out and interactive fun at the Lynnfield Centre, in Elcho Street.

Centre activities worker Joanne Hay said: “We have had an action packed Easter holidays all thanks to the Big Lottery.

“This Easter we provided a mixture of family activities and fun stuff just for kids.

“We have enjoyed trips to the Discovery Museum and Preston Park with over 90 people attending each trip.

“Red Dreams provided a fantastic four-day drama workshop in the first week of the holidays which ended with the children giving a marvellous performance to their parents.

“They enjoyed every aspect of musical theatre such as singing, acting, script writing, props and make-up.

“We have had a visit from Party Animals who are a company which brings the zoo to you.

“The children were able to get interactive with snakes, lizards and more.”

Other highlights included Adult Education providing arts and crafts, making Easter hats and wool animals, and the Holiday Club, which featured different activities including sport, dance and cooking.

Joanne added: “All of the activities were fully booked and we’ve had great feedback.

“We are now looking forward to planning our May half-term Summer holiday activities.”