As Halo get set for some summer fun, we find out the five best reasons to sign up to their holiday activities
We can all remember the joy of that ‘school’s out for summer’ feeling. No more rushing to get to the gate before the bell, or sitting in hot classrooms when you’d rather be out in the sun. But an end to the school term can, for many children, also be an end to fun social activities, regular sports and sociable play, especially when you have to work…
This is where summer activity clubs come into their own, and Halo are proud to deliver some of the finest in Herefordshire. Halo’s menu of activities now offers everything from team games to tag rugby, rounders to racket sports, baking to benchball. Seriously, the list goes on and is designed to appeal to every 6 to 12 year old in the county, and to deliver so many benefits to boot. Want to know the top five reasons families love them?
1. THE SPIRIT OF PLAY
It pervades the programme. This is not about replacing school, but about providing the social and physical benefits of being active with other kids. Every activity Halo design is about having fun in a safe, supervised arena.
2. LIFE SKILLS THAT LAST
Each activity builds team work and turn taking, and fosters independence, confidence and communication – your children will be meeting and playing with new friends every day. These are skills that they can take back to school when they return in September.
3. HOLISTIC HEALTH
The summer menu is for mind, body and spirit –activities designed to promote physical health, but also allow children to relax and the body to restore after the busy term.
4. GADGET FREE TIME
So many parents tell us about the challenge of tearing their kids away from screens during school holidays, and how days out at Halo provide the perfect balance of screen-free fun.
5. PHYSICAL HEALTH
Central to what we do – Halo’s mission, is to show as well as tell you about the benefits of being more active more often. Each year and every year, we see how a holiday full of activity promotes strong bones, and muscles, healthy weight, and good balance and co-ordination. This is why everyone comes back for more every school holiday!
SO ARE YOUR KIDS READY TO PLAY?
Activities from A to Z and from 9 to 5!
Take a look at our website www.haloleisure.org.uk and find out what’s going on in Hereford (including an all day menu at Hereford Leisure Centre), Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury. The 2018 menu includes arts and crafts, basketball, dance, football, inflatable challenges, judo, netball, rounders, snorkelling, Tae Kwon-Do, water polo and so much more.
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Previously gymnastics coach, massage therapist and personal trainer with 20 years of experience. Former gymnast and dancer.