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A Summer Of Fun In South Tyneside

South Tyneside is set to be full of fun and laughter this summer thanks to the Council's Lifelong Learning and Leisure Directorate.

The Lifelong Learning and Leisure team will be working with Summer Youth Support Services, Play and Sports Development, Libraries, Museums and the Customs House to deliver exciting, interesting and fun activities for children and young people aged 2 to 19 years old.

Local schools will also be holding a number of summer activities for pupils, such as St Wilfrid's who will run two drama workshops for year 6 children who may be a little apprehensive about joining their new school in September.

Called 'From Fear to Confidence', the workshops will run for a week and will involve the children in drama, dance and singing in order to address the questions and worries they naturally have when moving to 'the big school'.

Some exciting developments this year include two Summer Universities, which will run at Bede's World and the Customs House. If your child is interested in experiencing Anglo Saxon Life through activities organised by the museum, then they should register for the Bede's World experience.

Alternatively, if they are interested in street dance, contemporary dance and drama they will be able to register for a place on one of three summer university weeks.

Tony Duggan, Head of Community and Cultural Services said: "Lifelong Learning is about promoting learning opportunities in and out of schools and at all times of the year. This summer will be no exception as the activities are varied enough to suit everyone. They will include Summer Play days, Summer Holiday Reading Clubs, Outdoor Education Activities, Summer Universities, Junior Sports Coaching and Fit Kidz programmes."

The 'What's Going On' brochure will list a full diary of events, contact numbers, times, dates and venues etc. Copies will be sent out to all school pupils during July and will also be available from libraries and youth and community centres across the Borough.

For further information contact Tony Duggan on 424 7764 or email tony.duggan@s-tyneside-mbc.gov.uk

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