Essential Life Skills

Extra-curricular activities for children and young people

Essential Life Skills activities are underway in schools and colleges across Blackpool, the funding is to enable children and young people aged 5 -18 years old to participate in regular extra-curricular activities. Pupils are able to participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, volunteering and social action projects. During the Autumn term over 31,000 activities were accessed by children and young people through Essential Life Skills funding.

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Schools and colleges have embraced the opportunity to create fantastic activities for children and young people to build on their life skills like Marton Primary Academy and Boundary Primary School who are developing outside spaces to plant and grow their own produce. South Shore and Aspire Academy have used some of their funding by investing in sports equipment to encourage pupils to engage in physical activities by using their new gym and trampolines.

Who are the key contacts? Kelly Walker – Kelly.walker@blackpool.gov.uk