Sizzling summer ahead with Summer Uni 2010

Young people aged eight to 19 (or to 25 for young people with a disability) will be spoilt for choice this summer with the extensive range of courses on offer as part of Merton’s Summer Uni 2010.

Part of a London-wide summer education programme, Merton’s Summer Uni 2010 is moving into its third year of operation and aims to build on the success of 2009.

From fashion and film making to football coaching and web design, with more than 30 courses on offer there’s something to suit everyone’s taste, and best of all, the courses are absolutely free. Courses start throughout July and August and are booking out fast so young people are being encouraged to get in quick.

Councillor Maxi Martin, cabinet member for children’s services at Merton Council said: “We want to ensure that young people have countless opportunities to reach their potential in all aspects of life, enabling them to have a strong influence and say on developments and changes in their local communities.

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to explore a new passion and pick up additional skills during their summer break. A fashion course taken over the summer holidays could lead to a future career in the fashion industry for some young people, and at no cost, Merton’s Summer Uni programme is not to be missed.”

Young people are encouraged to visit the Summer Uni website to see what’s available to them this summer and to book their place in their preferred course, visit for more information.

The council’s youth centres are offering a variety of trips, sporting ventures, cultural workshops, arts activities and a heap more. For more information about activities and projects available at Merton’s youth centres phone 0208 640 7050.

Notes to editors:
To sign up to Merton’s Summer Uni programme, young people can phone 0208 274 5826 or 0208 545 3301, email or visit

Summer Uni Merton is moving into its third year of operation and aims to build on the success of 2009. Courses on offer include Film Making, Contemporary and Street Dance, Drama, Fencing, Climbing, Music Production, Canoeing, Golf, Web, Cooking and many more. Course start in July