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Keep the boredom at bay in Stoke-on-Trent this Easter holiday

10/04/2014

Young people in Stoke-on-Trent can keep the boredom at bay during the Easter holiday thanks to a series of free activities hosted by the fire service and city council.

"The holiday activities have proved to be very popular with children and teenagers in the past and have also had the added bonus of helping to reduce anti-social behaviour by giving them something positive to do with their time. They are great news for parents too as the sessions are free to attend and young people can just pop along rather than having to book a place."

Donna Broadhead - Prevention Manager for the north of the county

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s popular portable sporting arena - StreetStadiaTM - will be entertaining eight-17-year-olds in the north of the county throughout the break.

StreetStadiaTM transforms open space into a dynamic sporting arena where youngsters can enjoy an assortment of free games and activities including dodgeball, football and volleyball.

Youngsters are invited to pop down to take part in the StreetStadiaTM activities at the following:

•    Tunstall Park, off Victoria Park Road, 11am-3pm on Monday, April 14
•    Burslem Park, off Moorland Road, 11am-3pm on Tuesday, April 15
•    Abbey Road, Abbey Hulton, 3pm-7pm on Thursday, April 17

The Service is also teaming up with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to host the following events.

Young people aged eight-18 can head down to the below venues to take part in ‘Street Games’ sessions.

•    Barks Drive, Burslem, 5pm-7pm on Monday, April 14
•    Repington Road, Sneyd Green, 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, April 15
•    Coseley Road, Smallthorne, 5pm-7pm on Wednesday, April 16
•    Hambro Place, 5pm-7pm on Thursday, April 17
•    Springbank football field, Little Chell Lane, Tunstall, 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, April 22
•    Abbey Road playground, Abbey Hulton, 5pm-7pm on Wednesday, April 23
•    Meaford Drive, Blurton, 5pm-7pm on Thursday, April 24
•    Durmmond Street/High Street 5pm-7pm on Friday, April 25

The mobile youth club, HOPPA, will be entertaining 11-16-year-olds with activities including nail art, jewellery making, puzzles, Xbox, team building games and sports.

The events will take place at the following:

•    Stansmore Road, Meir, 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, April 15
•    Bucknall Park, Kettering Drive, Bucknall, 5pm-7pm on Wednesday, April 23

ROCKA/ROLLA is a great opportunity for people aged 11-19 to learn how to mix music, how to develop music tracks and try their hand at producing films.

The sessions will take place at:

•    Burslem Park, off Moorland Road, 5pm-7pm on Thursday, April 17
•    Harrowby Road/Mollison Road, Meir, 5pm-7pm on Thursday, April 24
•    Forest Park, Chell Street, Sneyd Green,  5pm-7pm on Friday, April 25

Donna Broadhead, Prevention Manager for the north of the county, said: "We have worked closely with the city council to put on some fun filled events that will appeal to young people with a range of interests. There are sporting activities for those who want to let off a bit of steam, craft sessions for youngsters who want to get creative along with events where they can hone their music making skills.

"The holiday activities have proved to be very popular with children and teenagers in the past and have also had the added bonus of helping to reduce anti-social behaviour by giving them something positive to do with their time. They are great news for parents too as the sessions are free to attend and young people can just pop along rather than having to book a place."