On your marks for summer sports
Published Monday 16th July 12
Youngsters in Ribble Valley are invited to get on their marks for a host of summer activities.
Ribble Valley Borough Council has launched its 2012 summer activities booklet listing six weeks of sports, arts and crafts for youngsters.
The courses, being offered in conjunction with Lancashire County Council, the Grand and the Ribble Valley Children's Trust, will take place at venues throughout the borough, including village halls, primary schools, libraries, the Ribble Valley Tennis Centre, Longridge Sports and Arts Centre, Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre, the Grand, Roefield Leisure Centre and Ribblesdale Pool.
Over 70 activities will be on offer from July 23 to August 31, including archery, arts and crafts, athletics, baking, boxing, dance and drama, graffiti, football, netball, Nordic-walking, rock-climbing, singing, storytelling, swimming, tennis, zumba and streetdance.
The 20-page booklet also includes details of the Ribble Valley Olympic Weekend, which aims to inspire residents of all ages to get in the Olympic spirit by taking part in new sporting activities, from traditional Olympic sports, such as boxing and hockey, to new activities, such as fun-fencing and body-zorbing.
Tom Bamber said: "This year's summer activities booklet is the most comprehensive yet, featuring a bumper crop of activities for young people.
"From body-zorbing to zumba, there's no need for boredom in Ribble Valley during the summer months!
"We are grateful to the fantastic venues and dedicated volunteers, who have joined forces to make this event possible."
The booklet is available from the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe; Ribblesdale Swimming Pool in Edisford Road, Clitheroe, and local libraries.