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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Street sessions arranged across the north of the county

21/03/2016

Young people across the north of the county can keep boredom at bay during the Easter holidays by taking part in a series of free sport sessions.

“In recent years sports sessions such as StreetGames, by giving young people beneficial activities to take part in , have helped to reduce the number of small grass and bin fires deliberately started during the holidays."

Donna Broadhead, Prevent Manager for the north of the county

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to put on StreetGames activities for young people aged eight and above, throughout the break.

StreetGames is a national sports charity which brings sport to the doorstep of young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK.

The aim is to get young people of all backgrounds and abilities involved in sport and physical activity on a regular basis, to give them skills and raise their aspiration and confidence.

It is also a way of reducing anti-social behaviour in communities.

StreetGames Stoke-on-Trent was created in July 2007 and remains the largest programme of more than 120 across the country.

The sessions will take place at:
Monks - Neil Park (ST6 6HT) on Monday 4 April from 4.30-6.30pm
Reppington Road Park (ST1 6LG) on Tuesday 5 April 4.30-6.30pm
Norton Sports Court (ST6 8LX) on Wednesday 6 April 4.30-6.30pm

Donna Broadhead, Prevent Manager for the north of the county, said: “In recent years sports sessions such as StreetGames, by giving young people beneficial activities to take part in , have helped to reduce the number of small grass and bin fires deliberately started during the holidays.

“StreetGames are free of charge and are great safe way in which young people can enjoy themselves during the holidays.”

Sarah Minshall, StreetGames Officer said: “We are delighted to be working with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service again this year to put on a series of free multi-sport sessions for young people. These sessions are a great way for young people to keep busy and active over the holidays and I hope as many young people will get involved as possible. I’d encourage as many young people to turn up to these sessions and enjoy themselves.”

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