Newham Council Zooms into summer with activities for children and young people

The summer holidays are here and Newham Council has arranged an array of exciting and fun activity to keep children and young people busy and entertained.

There are opportunities for everyone under the age of 25, with some activities targeted at vulnerable children and young people. Events are taking place at parks, open spaces, the docks area, and in virtual online spaces. Activities range from street dance, roller-skating, boxing, rowing and football coaching to arts and music, creative writing, completing a reading challenge, discussions and debates, games nights and music production.

To minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus, many sessions are online or in a safe, socially distanced way outdoors. It’s free and a 40-page colourful digital guide is available to help everyone find out what’s happening and where from now until 30 August.

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz said: “Keeping healthy and safe from Covid-19 has meant we’ve had to stop doing things we usually do, or do differently, as well as finding completely new things to do because of our changed environment. But it is now summer, which always lifts my spirits, and I am super excited about the range of fun-filled and interesting activities with a social distance twist.

“Our summer opportunities will be delivered physically or virtually using platforms such as Zoom. Whilst there are outdoor activities, our key priority is for everyone to stay safe. We’re building on all the activities that we’ve put in place virtually over the past few months, which loads of our young people have accessed to have fun with online exercise, cooking, dance, films, and debates and discussions on topical events such as Black Lives Matters, the environment and wellbeing. They’ve even made new and friends to expand their social networks.”

You can find out more by checking out our Activities for young people in Newham webpage but you will need to book in advance for activities that involve you physically attending.

Published: 28 Jul 2020