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Big Win for Bridgwater Schools!

Postedon 9th April, 2010 in News

Schools in the Sedgemoor Learning Alliance are benefitting from over £36,000 of “Awards for All” Big Lottery funding for Extended Schools and after school activities and clubs.

Elmwood (£8316) is using their award to set up a breakfast club that centres around physical activity. Haygrove (£9001) is running an integrated after-schools sports club, open to all children from the local community. Otterhampton (£7360) is offering a breakfast club, after school and out of school hour learning sessions of sports, arts, drama and cookery activities for local children. Spaxton (£5895) will provide after school clubs in multi-sports, eco gardening and a Cyber Cafe, creating a hub for the village community. Stogursey (£3967) is running an after school programme covering creative, sporting and environmental topics for young people in the rural surrounding area.

The most recent success was gained by Bridgwater Town Council (£9319) to allow the Engine Room (Somerset Film & Video Ltd) and the Young People’s Film Council to provide after school clubs for children in local primary schools and introduce them to film making, digital photography, flash animation and web design.

All these activities can be accredited through the Somerset Children’s University which will be starting it’s first term in April this year. The Children’s University-Bridgwater faculty, provides support and facilitates and certificates hobbies, clubs and extra-curricular activities. Children can complete a diverse range of modules from sports and recreation to arts and drama. If you want to find out more:

Contact:Mike King
Email:mking@somerset.gov.uk
Tel: 01278 440618 Mobile: 07894 739953