Keeping youngsters out of trouble

There is an alternative to hanging around on the streets or causing trouble.

That is what Wiltshire youngsters are being told as loads of activities are being put on for them this half-term.

The charity SPLASH is offering things like cooking, dancing and cycling to give children a real break from their normal life and help stop any potential run-ins with police.

The activities are aimed at nine to sixteen years olds and are free.

Splash Operations Coordinator Simone Matthews said: "We are delighted to be able to offer young people the opportunity to take part in such a wide range of activities this half term. We have worked with young people to identify activities that they will enjoy taking part in, so we are now looking forward to a fun and action packed week."

The activities planned for half term are:

Monday 21st February
'Catch it, Cook it, Eat it' - Brokerswood
Make fishing rods using natural materials and cook them on a homemade fire

Tuesday 22nd February
'On Your Bike' - Bradford-on-Avon
Set off 'on your bike' from The Old Ford Crossing for a cycle through the woods

Mon 21st, Tues 22nd, Thurs 24th and Fri 25th
'My roots, My family & Me' Trowbridge Museum, The Swindon & Wiltshire Heritage Centre & Canberra Youth Centre, Melksham

Mon 21st - Weds 23rd
Boys Dance Project - The Bowmen Centre Amesbury, 10am-3pm
Work with a film maker & choreographer to make your own short dance film

Thurs 24th & Fri 25th
Salisbury Extreme - Five Rivers Leisure Centre
Two days of multi-sport activities including skiing

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