Summer fun at Oscars

Published Friday, 14th July 2017

PARENTS IN Hartlepool have been reminded about an action-packed six-week programme of fun and excitement for children during the summer school holiday break.

The Hartlepool Council-run Oscar club is based at Rossmere Youth Centre on Rossmere Way and offers an exciting package of activities for children aged 3 to 16 on weekdays from Monday 24 July May to Friday 1 September (excluding 28 August).

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The service, which has been running for over 20 years, was recently hailed as “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors.

Each day parents are able drop off their children from 8.00am with breakfast provided for them on arrival. They then embark on an action-packed day of fun and thrills prior to being collected by parents by 5.45pm.

A wide range of activities have been lined up for youngsters as Sandra Robinson, the Council’s Out of School Coordinator, explains: “The team has put a lot of thought and effort into the summer programme and we’ve got a wide range of really exciting activities.

“The facilities are excellent at Rossmere Youth Centre which enables us to organise numerous sports, jewellery making, street dancing, arts and crafts and we’ll be havening our very own ‘Bake Off’."

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Sandra continued: “There will also be a session when children will be able to make their own bird feeder and insect house and a themed Brazil day complete with ‘Rio Parade’.

“We’ve also arranged a number of visits to locations such as Seaton Carew, Rossmere Park, Hartlepool Power Station, the cinema, Mr Twisters, Angel of the North and Newcastle Discovery Museum.

“The emphasis is always on fun at Oscars and parents can relax knowing that their children are enjoying themselves and are in safe hands.”

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Oscars also operate an after-school service on weekdays which involves children being collected from school and transported to the centre where they take part in a wide range of educational and fun activities. Parents then have until 6pm to collect their children.

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Anyone wishing to book, view facilities at Oscars or requiring further information should email or call 07771 936968.