Summer of fun set to begin

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Summer of fun set to begin

Friday June 25, 2010

As the school summer holidays draw nearer – five long weeks of sunshine and fun – the council is letting youngsters know what activities are happening across the borough.

Various activities and events are taking place in Hammersmith & Fulham in July and August, many of which are funded and supported by the council. They are open to children of all ages – from toddlers to teenagers – and include free projects such as play schemes, art clubs at libraries and dance sessions. There are also interesting initiatives aimed at young entrepreneurs in H&F, with the Social Pioneer Summer Academy which will offer free business skills workshops and mentoring to young people who have an idea for a social enterprise.

The Futureversity summer uni programme is running in the borough following its success last year, which offers educational courses, study support and taster sessions as introductions to new subjects. It will cover topics such as music and performing arts, sports and healthy living.

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H&F cabinet member for children’s services Cllr Helen Binmore said: “There really is so much going on in H&F for children and teenagers to get involved with. We have been listening to young people who have said they wanted a wider and more interesting choice of activities, and have come up with a great programme of excellent events.

“Having a go at a new activity – whether that’s playing in a sports team, playing a musical instrument or acting on the stage – can really help young people build their confidence and become more involved in their community. It’s wonderful to see them joining in but most importantly, we want them to enjoy themselves and have a great summer.”

All pupils in the borough’s schools will receive a summer events booklet in the coming weeks, listing the numerous activities that are going on, and the leaflet can be picked up from libraries and council buildings.

For more information, visit the Family Information Service Directory (FISD) at www.lbhf.gov.uk/fisd, which has listings for services and activities for children aged 0-19.