Penarth Leisure Centre to host Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme sessions
8:50am Saturday 12th January 2013 in News
PENARTH Leisure Centre has teamed up with the Vale of Glamorgan Duke of Edinburgh Award programme to offer brand new sessions at the centre.
The arrangement will allow young people enrolled on the DofE Award through schools, scouts, youth clubs or any other organisation to use these sessions towards their physical and skills sections.
The sessions begin on Tuesday (January 15) and run between 4pm and 6pm each week for 12 weeks, during which the young people will take part in a fitness activity with one of the centre's qualified instructors and also a first aid course.
The activities have been designed to meet the requirements of both the physical and skill section of the DofE Award, leaving the young people half way to completing their challenge.
Many organisations and schools in Penarth offer the DofE programme, and the leisure centre hopes to help increase the number of participants completing and achieving the full award - which aims to help develop young people's confidence, self esteem and communication skills through a range of activities.
Richard Cooper, fitness instruction and first aid trainer from Penarth Leisure Centre, said: "This is an exciting new opportunity for young people to really get a kick-start towards completing their award, and hopefully it will also introduce them to the new facilities here in Penarth.
"We have plenty of facilities to help them, so we're hoping to see many young people enrolling on the new course."
To book a place, contact Penarth Leisure Centre on 01446 403000 and speak to a receptionist. The cost of the 12 week course is £72 and places will be on a first come first served basis.