Zest Summer Sports Programme Has Something for Everyone
Friday 29th June 2012
Zest, Clackmannanshire Council's Summer activity programme got under underway this week with an exciting programme of physical activities and something for everyone.
Committee Convenor for Education, Sport and Leisure, Councillor Ellen Forson said: "Zest is designed to give young people aged 3 to18 years the chance to try new activities, become more skilful, be recognised for effort as well as ability and have fun doing it.
"Many of the events are free and all are staffed by coaches with national governing body sports awards which means that sessions are fun, safe and educational."
With the Olympic Games due to get underway in London later this month, Lornshill Academy will be staging two Active Schools Olympic Flames Festival from Tuesday, 17th July until Thursday, 19th July and from Tuesday, 7th August until Thursday, 9th August. Various sports will be offered from 9.30am-3pm each day with a supervised lunch hour. The event is for children aged between five and 12 at a cost of £5 per day.
There will also be two Olympic Week: Active Start events at Lornshill Academy from Monday to Friday, 9th to 13th July, and Monday, 30th July until Friday, 3rd August for children aged between three and five. The first one takes place each day between 1pm and 3pm and the second from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Both are at a cost of £5 per day or £25 for the week.
Other highlights on the summer programme include a Golf Camp from Wednesday to Friday, 4th to 6th July at Alloa Golf Club. It will take place each day from 10am until 2pm for nine to 13-year-olds at a cost of £15 for the three days.
An Athletics Club will take place every Monday from 9th July until 13th August at Lornshill Academy from 5pm until 6pm for five to eight-year-olds and from 6-7pm for nine to 13-year-olds. The cost is £3 per session.
Every Wednesday from 4th July to 15th August there will be tennis coaching with Laurent Marmocchi of Tennis Ecosse at Lornshill Academy from 5pm until 7pm. The cost is £3 per session. While every Friday from 6th July until 17th August there will be badminton at Lornshill Academy from 6pm until 7pm for under-11's and 7pm until 8pm for 12-16 year-olds. The cost is £1 per session.
Every Monday from 9th July to 6th August, The Loft, Bruce Street, Alloa, will be the venue for Dance Attack, with everything from hip hop, streetdance, broadway stage to cheerleading. The classes are 5pm to 6pm for P1-P4; 6pm until 7pm for P5 to P7; and 7pm until 8pm for S1 to S6. the cost is £3.50 per day.
Every Monday to Friday, from now until 17th August there is free swimming at Alloa Leisure Bowl for under-16's from 1pm until 4pm.
Also from 13th to 17th August there will be a Rugby Camp at Alloa Rugby Club. It will take place each day from 10am until 12 noon for children from primary 1 to S5. The cost is £40.
There will also be Cricket Coaching and games at Clackmannan County Cricket Club from 13th to 17th August from 10am until 12 noon for children aged eight to 12. The cost for the week is £20.
In a terrific and varied Clackmannanshire Summer Programme there are many football, badminton and tennis pay and play activities lined up, as well as bowling for children with additional support needs, and many athletics events.
The Council provides all the equipment - all you need to bring is enthusiasm. To book or for further information call 01259 213131.