if you grew up in Perth and are currently below the age of 35, the chances are you spent some of your school holidays running around like a wild thing at one of Bell's Sport Centre's sports camps.
Whilst many of you may recall joining in the fun with the Red Heart Gang in the eighties and nineties (yes, it really was that long ago!), or the Motov8 Team in the early noughties, today's kids are all about being a Holiday Hero!
As popular now as they were way-back-when, the Live Active Leisure sporting camps provide children with an opportunity to join in fun activities whilst building their confidence in the sporting world.
Kids have a great time, meeting new friends and smashing recommended health targets for those all-important, daily activity minutes Football, multi-sports, swimming, dance and gymnastics are just a few of the activities on offer; full-day and half-day camps, as well as single sessions lasting two hours ensure there is plenty of choice to suit everyone.
Kids have a great time, meeting new friends and smashing recommended health targets for those all-important, daily activity minutes - see our Top Ten below.
Added to this, parents are ensured a safe, trusted and well-structured environment for their family, and holiday time childcare is sorted out without any moans or groans!
This year, the team at LAL are inviting local primary aged children to enter their fun competition as they set out to find a squad of ten super-powered friends, classmates or team mates to become the faces of their Easter, Summer and Autumn holiday programmes 2019.
How To Enter: Teachers, group leaders, parents and carers can nominate a group of children (8 – 10 kids) to become LAL's holiday heroes. Deadline Friday 8th February.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org answering the questions below and giving a list of names and ages of the kids entering.
Terms and Conditions:
1. Fun, Fun, Fun! Your child will enjoy running, skipping, jumping, kicking balls, throwing hoops and all of the other great fun things that happen when they're active.
2. Physical activity develops children’s self-esteem and confidence as they learn how to overcome challenging situations and further develop social skills such as leadership and empathy.
3. Exercise increases the blood flow to all body tissues, including the brain which means better concentration levels both in school and out of it.
4. Active children improve their body’s ability to absorb oxygen through aerobic exercise. Due to the increased oxygen in their body’s cells they feel more energised. Plus, active children develop stronger bone structure and muscle structure which will last into adulthood.
5. Active children breathe better and sweat more. Breathing and sweating are great ways to detoxify the body and help it keep “clean.”
6. Exercise enhances the brain’s metabolism and studies show that active children have improved memory as a result of better brain function.
7. Moderate, fun-oriented exercise increases all of those beneficial hormones while at the same time, burning off excess harmful hormones.
8. Studies report that exercise decreases anxiety, reduces depression, and improves mood and outlook in children. In addition, their quality of sleep is improved.
9. Active children have a stronger immune system! The body’s ability to fight disease is improved. Children are less prone to colds, allergies, and diseases.
10. As with adults, exercise means a reduction of type 2 diabetes, a lower blood pressure, an improvement of the child’s cholesterol profile and a strengthening of the entire cardiovascular system, including the heart and lungs.
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