Summer Lifestyle challenge for teenagers in York

Lifestyle-people

The Police have launched a new community challenge aimed at filling in some of the spare hours that young people have during the school summer holidays

“Lifestyle is a fantastic project that started 25 years ago in Humberside and now for the first time ever has come to North Yorkshire!

Are you and your friends already wondering what you can do over the long summer holidays? Are you aged between 10 and 16 and live in North Yorkshire? Are you wanting to be the kind of person who can make a difference to their local community? Do you want to have fun? Do you want to win some fab prizes?”

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Will your children dare take the challenge?

creepy houseJoin this year’s Summer Reading Challenge running in every York library from Sat 13 July to Sun 15 Sept 2013.

Our Theme is a mysterious adventure called “Creepy House”. We challenge all 5 to 12 year olds to read 6 books in 3 stages.

Stage 1: The Awful Upstairs – read two books and collect stickers to reveal its residents.

Stage 2: The Gruesome Ground Floor – read two more books to discover who is hiding there.

Stage 3: The Spine-tingling Cellar – read two final books and complete the challenge by unveiling the bone shaking Skeleton Family Robinson.

Every time you read a book there will be a small prize and everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a draw to win a Kindle Fire HD . There is also a mini challenge for Under 5s to collect stickers as they read.

The challenge launches at Explore York Library with a day of activities on Sat 13 July 11am to 4pm, but don’t worry if you can’t get there you can join up any time over the summer at any York library.

Roll back the years with Hula-cise!

Thur 11 July 8pm to 9pm at Tang Hall Community Centre

Hula Hooping is the newest fitness craze sweeping the nation. Come and join us for a free taster session and learn how to reap the amazing benefits from this fun, low impact, calorie burning workout.

For further information or to register your interest then please contact Catriona at catriona.sudlow@york.gov.uk or on 01904 553377.

Celebrate the past, the present and the future… Armed Forces day

Sun 30 Jun, 12noon to 4pm in Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square

York has a long standing association with the militiary, of which it is extremely proud. This event will have representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force and will provide entertainment and fun irrespective of age.

From the Variety Marquee featuring a variety of acts including the Military Wives Choir, the sight and sound of the Yorkshire Regimental Band to a paint balling experience and many other activities. There will even be a field hospital, military kitchen and weapons display as well as military vehicles and a world war 1 cinema!.

For further information please go to www.yorkfestivals.com

TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC TOMORROW (SATURDAY)

TeddyBearsPicnic

Foxwood Residents will be having a Teddy Bears’ picnic at the Foxwood Community Centre summer fair on Saturday 22 June from 11am to 3pm.

The first 18 children who come along with a teddy bear will get a free goody bag.

There will also be the opportunity to adopt a bear from the teddy bear orphanage and a tombola for the adults.

If you can help on the day, then please contact Shirley on 793437.

The Foxwood Community centre is located on Cranfield Place just off Bellhouse Way

National Railway Museum petition

Railway Museum York

The Press have launched a petition aimed at preventing the NRM from “closing”.

Its future – together with other museums – is under review as part of the government’s attempts to balance the nations books

We think that it is much more likely that the Museum will reintroduce admission charges.

Virtually every other major attraction in the City (and indeed the world) – with the exception of the York Art Gallery which is closed for refurbishment at present – charges visitors, with the Minsters fee of £10 for an adult being about the norm.

Whether York residents would continue to enjoy free admission on production of a YorCard might be more open to question.

The Press petition can be downloaded here

Richard III and York

Richard III

A year-long programme of events to sift fact from fiction about the life and reign of Richard III has been announced by an eminent group of York-based organisations.

Richard III: Rumour and Reality is a collaborative project inspired by the identification of the remains of England’s last Yorkist king during archaeological excavations, which prompted enthusiastic public interest across the region.

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TEDDY BEARS’ HEAD FOR FOXWOOD PICNIC

Foxwood Residents will be having a Teddy Bears’ picnic at the Community Centre summer fair on Saturday 22 June from 11am to 3pm.

The first 18 children who come along with a teddy bear will get a free goody bag.

There will also be the opportunity to adopt a bear from the teddy bear orphanage and a tombola for the adults.

If you can help on the day, then please contact Shirley on 793437.

Meanwhile local children have been working with the local Police to illustrate how Acomb/Westfield might be improved

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