Keep fit and active during the break

Why not try out cheerleading during the October school week?
Why not try out cheerleading during the October school week?

A packed programme of October week fun is on offer to keep young ones busy at sports centres across North Lanarkshire.

Youngsters can join up for kids clubs, football, tennis, dancing, athletics and swimming lessons during the holidays.

It all kicks off on Monday (October 13) until next Friday (October 17).

Football sessions are taking place at Ravenscraig, as well as at Airdrie Sports Centre, Broadwood and St Andrew’s High School in Coatbridge.

Tennis will be taking place on the special indoor court at Ravenscraig with LTA qualified coaches for children of all ages.

Dance lessons are also taking place at Ravenscraig and Broadwood featuring hip hop, cheerleading, musical theatre and MTV dance.

And a special teen dance workshop is taking place at St Ambrose High School including Broadway Jazz and contemporary dance routines.

Track and field sports including the high jump, hurdles, sprints, endurance, relays, shot putt, discus, hammer and javelin will be running all week at Ravenscraig.

Nicky Laughlin, sports co-ordinator with NLL said: “Our programmes offer a great place for kids to keep active during the school holidays.

“We want to encourage kids to lead a healthy lifestyle and our range of activities gives parents and carers a huge choice to get youngsters out for some fun and exercise during the holidays.”

Free swimming will also be on offer for under 16s at pools from Monday to Fridays between 10am and 4pm.

And for children aged 5-12, kids clubs costing just £1 per session are sure to keep even the most active entertained. The fun includes dance mats, balloon modelling, giant games, face painting and obstacle courses.

For more info visit NL Leisure or contact your local NL leisure centre.