Sefton’s most anticipated activity days are returning this Summer as Be Active announce its revitalised line-up.
Running throughout the summer holidays, Be Active has got fun-filled camp days planned from July 26 to August 31.
Brand new for this summer, LFC Foundation and Active Sefton will be delivering a 3-day summer camp at Bootle Leisure Centre and Netherton
Activity Centre. Open to all abilities aged 5-12 years, the days will consist of sports drills, challenges and small-sided games with prizes to be won each day.
Keen footballers will also be impressed by the return of Everton Soccer School and the Football Academy.
Sefton’s youngest sports stars may also be interested in Netball Camp, Acrobatic Arts and the array of swimming sessions on offer.
Budding adventurers will be keen to try Active Explorers or Active Adventurers Minis where they will have the chance to experience the outdoors through exciting fun and games.
Once again the ever-popular Dance Mash-ups will return with sessions themed around The Greatest Showman, Moana, Coco, Strictly Come Dancing and Grease.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Be Active line-up just keeps getting better and better with a huge range of activities targeting a variety of abilities and age groups.
“The camp days are fun and affordable and provide a brilliant way to keep children active while they’re not in school.”
To see the full list of activities visit www.sefton.gov.uk/BeActive and to book a place call 0151 288 6286 or 0151 934 4799.
Sefton launches 2018 Children’s Access To Food scheme
Sefton Council is pleased again to launch the annual Children’s Access to Food Programme, supplying nearly four thousand hot meals to those in need.
The scheme, which is now in its third year, helps to support families across Sefton who are most in need of help and hot meals, allowing them to end a reliance on school meals to help nourish their children.
Last year 3,981 meals were served in community centres across the borough during a six week period between July and August.
In addition to children’s centres, Sefton Council is working in partnership with Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) to co-ordinate additional access to food with local Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) sector organisations across the borough.
Sefton CVS have also published a crowdfunding initiative aimed at raising valuable funds to support the scheme, and are also asking for volunteers to offer their services throughout the period.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “This is a very important service to provide and year on year, we help people who would otherwise struggle to put hot food on the table.
“Following last year’s scheme we had feedback from one mum who said that without this service, she would have had to miss paying bills to accommodate the extra cost of feeding her children during those six weeks.
“During the scheme we often see a clear reduction in families requesting food vouchers, because they were able to access free meals.
“The huge increase on last year shows that there is a need for schemes such as the Access To Food Programme and we are delighted that we are once again able to help and support those families that are most in need within our communities.”
Angela White, Chief Executive of Sefton CVS said: “We understand that the summer holidays can be an extremely challenging time for some families.
“We are pleased to be working alongside Sefton Council to offer a coordinated response to meet the needs of our local communities.”
Those eligible for the scheme will be contacted shortly to inform them of their nearest children’s centre.
To volunteer call 0151 920 0726 or email email@example.com.
There’s still time to book for Terracotta Warriors
Book your school visit to this unmissable exhibition and experience the fascinating history of China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors brought to life in National Museums Liverpool’s schools programme.
There’s still time to book onto one of two special education sessions – or just a school trip to see the exhibition – at reduced rate school mornings. Places are booking up fast, but there are still opportunities to experience this once in a lifetime event at Liverpool’s World Museum in July, September and October.
Through the World of the Warriors sessions, pupils can experience the treasures of ancient China, at an exclusive, reduced rate schools only morning, from £70. Choose a visit to the exhibition or combine with one of two workshops for up to 30 pupils.
· The Rise of the Warriors, an immersive, story-based performance will see actors take students back in time (key stages 1 and 2). They will hunt for the secret to everlasting life, escape being captured by the First Emperor of China, and witness the wonders of his terracotta warriors coming to life in this exciting and interactive theatrical experience.
· The Tiger of Qin archaeology workshop (key stage 2) will introduce pupils to the archaeological site from which the Terracotta Army came, explaining their discovery in 1974 and how they were excavated. Taking on the role of junior archaeologists pupils will explore key themes using our handling objects. These themes investigate what made Emperor Qin’s real army so powerful, the innovations he introduced, his legacy and what we can learn from the ancient buried tomb goods.
The unmissable China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition features the spectacular warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor. The warriors were created more than 2,000 years ago and will be at World Museum until 28 October 2018.
Find out more about available dates and times and make your booking today at liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/terracottaeducation
Packed programme of summer events
School is almost out for summer, so if you're looking for recommendations for free, family fun during the holidays, look no further than National Museums Liverpool's eight museums and galleries.
There's plenty for everyone to enjoy throughout the school break, from the amazing Border Force sniffer dogs at the Seized! Gallery (inside the Maritime Museum) in August to a badge making club at the Walker Art Gallery. Visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/whatson to find out more.
Contemporary art sessions for teens
The Walker Art Gallery will launch a series of new sessions for Key Stage 3 and above as part of the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the exhibition brings together a collection of 60 contemporary artworks submitted for anonymous judging in the UK’s longest-running painting prize.
The sessions will offer students an insight into the importance of contemporary British art over the past 60 years and the role the John Moores Painting Prize has played in Liverpool’s cultural heritage.
The group will take a look at the previous prizewinners focusing in detail on a few key pieces from this unique collection, with a guided discussion with the Walker’s education team on the influence of the Prize and its impact on the careers of the artists.
The sessions are free and available on Thursdays and Fridays from September-November for a group of up to 30 students. Find out more here<http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/schools-groups/sessions/john-moores-painting-prize.aspx>.