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Plenty to get kids active during Spring Bank Holiday Week
Young people across Lichfield and the historic city's wider region are being encouraged to get up, get active, and getin2it this half term. Through its diversionary Getin2it programme, Lichfield District Council is offering a wide range of activities for young people across the district during the Whitsun or Spring Bank Holiday which runs from May 28 to June 1. The programme will involve a range of sessions on offer for young people aged between 7 and 25, including multi-sports, parkour, dancing, boxing, skateboard tuition, trampolining and UV sports.

Skateboarding
Skateboarding tuition as part of Getin2it programme


The activities will take place at a number of venues across the district, including Burntwood Leisure Centre, Open House at Cherry Close and Erasmus Darwin Academy in Burntwood, as well as at Friary Grange Leisure Centre and Minster Hall in Lichfield. Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "We know how important it is for young people to put down their devices and to connect with others in person. Not only does it improve their fitness, but it's also great at improving their social interaction. This is why we are encouraging young people to come along and have a go at our range of low-cost sessions that have proved really popular over the years. The majority are run in Burntwood, but we do offer a limited number in Lichfield."

Getin2it
Dance classes on offer during half term activities


The sessions generally cost £1 or £2 or are free and do not need to be booked. This half term, the council is also offering a level 1 qualification in sports leadership to young people aged 13 and above. Gaining the nationally recognised qualification enables successful learners to assist in leading sport and physical activities, under direct supervision. The course will take place at Erasmus Darwin Academy in Burntwood from 29 May to 1 June between 9.30am and 3.30pm. It is free to take part in, but a £10 deposit is needed to secure your place, which will be returned at the end of the course (if the young person lives or goes to school within the district). To find out more and to book your place, email: sportsdevelopment@lichfielddc.gov.uk by Thursday 24 May.

UV Sport
UV Sport also offer during Getin2it programme


To see the full half term programme of Getin2it activities, please visit www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun
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Why? Range of activities to keep children occupied during half-term holiday
When: May 28 to June 1
Where: Burntwood Leisure Centre, High Street, Burntwood WS7 3XH
Cost: Sessions are free or cost £1 or £2
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