Merton calls on kids to get active this Easter

Merton Council is now taking Easter bookings for this year’s Active Plus, the year long programme of sports, arts and creative activities for young people.
Organised by Merton Council, these Active Plus courses will take place during the Easter holidays (6-17 April), the May half term (26-29 May) and through the summer holidays. Places can now be booked online at http://www.merton.gov.uk/activeplus
The wide variety of courses on offer through the year, include tennis, trampolining, squash, gymnastics, sailing, horse riding, junior golf, watersports, crafts and drama. All courses are supervised and taught by qualified and experienced coaches and tutors. All equipment is provided.
The courses are for children from the ages of 4 – 16 years with week long sessions of sport taking place during the Easter and May half term holidays.
Harris Academy Mitcham, is also offering a range of courses through Easter and half term. These include sports camps, the cricket academy and the Hawks Basketball club. Residents interested in taking part in these courses should visit http://www.harrismerton.org.uk
Merton Council cabinet member for community services, Councillor Maurice Groves said: “Active Plus gives Merton’s young people a great opportunity to get fit, discover a new talent or just have fun doing an activity with friends and family. We have so much to choose from that there’s bound to be something to suit everybody. Places on these courses do go fast so I would encourage residents to book now.
“Have a change from your computer games and switch the TV off. Get active and enjoy yourselves in the holidays. Merton is again putting the needs of our residents first. We want to offer more opportunity to get out and do something different. Active Plus does just that and at very reasonable prices.”