Sport 4 NRG Project offers new ParkLives activities

If you’re looking to have a blast in the park this summer, look no further! A new scheme, led by Thanet District Council’s Sport 4 NRG project, will be giving 8+ year olds and their families an incentive to access their local park by getting involved in a variety of FREE sports and physical activities. This is part of the ParkLives with StreetGames initiative.

The brand new sessions which take place from Thursday 25 May in Margate, and Friday 26 May in Newington, Ramsgate, are not only designed to give participants the chance to have fun and keep active, but also to find out about other ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

There will be a range of activities at each of the sessions, including: Panna Football, Volleyball, Tug of war, circuit training, mini ParkRuns, Basketball, team games, individual challenges and much more. The sessions will initially run each week until September, but there is potential for the sessions to be a permanent fixture on the Sport 4 NRG calendar.

Colin Rouse, Sport 4 NRG lead and Sports Development Officer at Thanet District Council, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with StreetGames to deliver the ParkLives programme in Thanet. The sessions will utilise some of Thanet’s fantastic parks and open spaces to help local children and their families keep active and learn about how to lead a healthier lifestyle by engaging in sport outdoors. 

“The sessions will provide a variety of activities, so no matter what your ability make sure you come along and try something new. The sessions are completely FREE, so there are no barriers to participating - simply turn up, sign up and get involved.”

A key aim of the ParkLives initiative is to provide young people and their families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to access their local parks regularly and independently.

Margate ParkLives – Launches Thursday 25th May, Dane Park Margate

When? 5.30-6.30pm

Where?  Meet the team by the Multi-use games area

Why? Chance to meet new friends, keep active and be rewarded through our incentive scheme.

 

Newington ParkLives – Launches Friday 26th May, Newington Centre

When? 6pm-7pm

Where?  Meet the team by the Multi-use games area

Why? Chance to meet new friends, keep active and be rewarded through our incentive scheme.

 

For more information about the ParkLives activities please contact 01843 577032 or email: sport@thanet.gov.uk alternatively you can find out more by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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