Freedom Leisure Uckfield has started after school activities for young people aged eight to 18 with learning or physical disabilities. The multi-sport club comprises games and creative activities and runs each Tuesday evening from 4.30pm-6.00pm.
The activities include aerobic/movement sessions, play, sports and Wii competitions. Parents and carers are welcome to stay and watch – or they can enjoy some downtime at the Costa Coffee café in the Centre and take advantage of free re-fills there.
“We welcome disabled youngsters every day but feel that this dedicated session will enable our staff to really focus on each individual’s particular needs and interests,” says Nyssa Jackson, centre manager of Freedom Leisure Uckfield. “The varied sessions will stimulate both creative and physical responses and we anticipate many of the youngsters will also enjoy making new friends as they take part in team work,” she says. “Our expert staff will supervise all the activities and we hope that this will give parents and carers a little time to themselves – either to enjoy our facilities themselves or simply to sit back and chat in our cafe.”
The first eight sessions are funded by Sportivate, Active Sussex and Freedom Leisure Uckfield is confident this will help establish the programme in the community. Thereafter, Freedom Leisure Uckfield will continue the Tuesday evening sessions every week during term time.
It costs just £3 per session for each youngster and this includes access to all the activities from 4.30pm to 6.00pm. Booking is not necessary, but advisable. To find out more, contact Freedom Leisure Uckfield on 01825 761160 or ask at Reception.