£90k windfall will provide free leisure activities
A two-year scheme to provide free after-school sports activities for primary school children in a West Lindsey town will go ahead after a £90,000 lottery windfall.
The multi-sports sessions will launch in Gainsborough in April after the Big Lottery Fund gave the go-ahead to the West Lindsey Leisure Centre.
The council-owned centre in The Avenue is run and managed by Everyone Active – which will either host the clubs or run them at the schools.
The nearby Charles Baines Community Primary School helped in the funding application last April by running pilot multi-sports clubs for children aged from five to 11.
Head teacher Nigel Walter said: "The pupils really benefitted from these high quality PE sessions.
"They were able to try out a range of sports and they became more aware of their health and fitness."
The Charles Baines pupils who completed the 10-week pilot programme felt fitter and more confident in doing a range of sports.
The programme aims to give children and families greater access to physical activities to encourage healthier lifestyles.
Parents and schools can find out more about the scheme from the West Lindsey Leisure Centre on 01427 615169.