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Chester youngsters enjoy a summer of sports and dance sessions

27 August 2015
Young people enjoying street dance classes supported by Sanctuary Housing

Active youngsters in Chester have been learning new dance moves and sports skills during their summer holidays with the support of Sanctuary Housing.

Sanctuary residents taking part in sports and dance activities in Lache

More than 150 young people aged between seven and 14 have been taking part in sports sessions, including football, volleyball, rugby, rounders and badminton, at Sycamore Fields, in Lache, and at weekly street dance sessions at Lache Community Centre. A summer reading challenge has also been held for young residents at Lache library.

Further sports and arts and crafts classes at Kingsway and Handbridge

Sanctuary residents taking part in sports sessions in Lache

There have been further sports sessions on offer at Limewood Fields, in Kingsway, and Appleyards play area, in Handbridge, as well as other free activities, such as arts and crafts classes and nail painting.

Partnership working with Sanctuary to support sports and dance sessions in Chester

The events have been organised by Sanctuary’s youth engagement officer, Libbie Stock, in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire Dance, with further support from Cheshire Police and Jon McCarthy, Jay Gilmartin and Stewart Swift from Chester Football Club.

Libbie Stock said: “We have engaged with a huge number of young people over the summer holidays. It’s been fantastic to see our younger residents getting involved with the activities, making new friends and learning new skills. The dance and sports sessions have helped the young people to get more active over the summer, as well as enhancing their confidence.”

For more details about upcoming activities, please contact Libbie Stock by calling 0300 123 3582 or emailing libbie.stock@sanctuary-housing.co.uk