Published: 23/03/2018 10:18 - Updated: 23/03/2018 10:31

Sporting fun for Easter holidays

active schools rugbySPORTING fun will be the theme of Easter holiday sessions being run by Moray Council's Active School department.

A wide range of activities for pre-school children aged 3 and over, and primary age youngsters has been organised for the first two weeks in April.

Events include Active Start and Soccer Centre for pre-school kids, and gymnastics and mixed sports sessions for primary pupils in two different age groups.

Sessions will be held at Buckie High, Forres, Keith and Lossiemouth community centres, Elgin High, Milnes High and Speyside High.

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Easter Holidays 2018 Sports Development programme

Sports development officer and Active Schools co-ordinator Roy McPherson said: "The Moray Council Sports Development department are striving to ensure that the activities in our programme act as a catalyst for people in Moray to go onto enjoy lifelong participation in sport.

"The sessions follow a pathway from early years Active Start sessions, through to mixed sports and sports specific sessions for primary kids.

"We're particularly pleased to be in a position to offer gymnastics sessions now which are proving really popular."

Mr McPherson said partners in the programme include the Moray Active Schools team, Moray's community sports hub officer and leisure facilities, national governing bodies for sport, Moray College and local sports clubs.

"At certain sessions representatives from sports clubs will drop in to promote activities that they offer locally with the opportunity to sign up as club members and progress to competitive sport."

Bookings and payments can be made by calling 01343 563374.

Any household that has taken out a family 'Fit Life' membership through the council's sports and leisure facilities will be able to book their children in for sessions at no extra cost.

Sports coaches cannot accept payments at sessions, so places must be pre-booked. Numbers are restricted on all activities.

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