In the past, antisocial behaviour and juvenile crime escalated during school holidays at Bishops Green. We now ensure that children and young people aged between 8 and 17 have somewhere to go and something to do 5 days a week during school holidays.
We work with the Youth Council to organise a programme of Sports, Arts, Adventurous Activities as well as subsidised transport to leisure activities.
Highlights of our Holiday Scheme 2013 included:
Without doubt the highlight of our Summer 2013 activities was the superb Team Extreme Scooter Display Team Event where crowds were amazed by the skilled and dangerous tricks that were performed on our Freshpark Folding Ramps. Children and Young People enjoyed riding with, and receiving coaching from, Grit pro team rider Ryan McNamara and Razor pro team rider Joe Mcdonald.
SPORTS: Rounders, Football, & Cricket with our Sports Leaders plus Basketball Coaching with Reading Rockets
ARTS: Graffiti, Break Dance and Street Dance Workshops plus Art/Craft Workshops with Professional Artists
ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, Canoeing and Quad Biking
RESIDENTIAL TRIP in the National Forest including a trip to Alton Towers
LEISURE TRIPS: Laser Quest, Dry Ski Slopes and Toboggans