Youngsters look for America

Amelia Taylor pictured with a skyscaper she made.
Amelia Taylor pictured with a skyscaper she made.

YOUNGSTERS got a taste of America during an action packed day on a children’s summer scheme.

More than a dozen young people got the experience of the culture from across the pond at a centre in Hartlepool.

Youngsters who took part in the American themed event at the Oscars Centre.

Youngsters who took part in the American themed event at the Oscars Centre.

Children aged between three and 16 enjoyed the American-themed day as part of the OSCARs (Out of School Care) programme, run by Hartlepool Borough Council.

Youngsters can enjoy full day sessions throughout the summer at two centres in the town, one in Miers Avenue and the other in Wynyard Road.

Amanda Hales, deputy manager at the OSCARs centre in Miers Avenue, in Hartlepool, said: “The children had a really good day.

“They made their own skyscrapers and flags and were active all day.

“We had around 16 children who turned out on the day and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

Some days up to 40 youngsters enjoy the activities on offer at the centres.

A number of activities and trips are planned for the youngsters at both centres throughout the rest of the summer holiday.

Parents can drop off their children at either centre from 8.30am and have to collect them before 5.45pm.