John Healey MP called in to Pop’s Outdoor Adventure Centre to see the work it’s been doing to help keep children across Rotherham fit and healthy during the summer holidays.
Pop’s has been working in partnership with Rotherham Council to deliver the Rotherham Healthy Holidays Project and has been running sessions for youngsters centred around healthy eating, team challenges, problem solving and outdoor fun.
Its secure outdoor facility is packed full of new and exciting activities which are designed to stretch children’s imaginations and support their development and learning.
John Healey said: “I’ve been involved with Pop’s for over ten years now and it’s always good to come and visit and see the fantastic work they do with children from across the borough during the holidays.
“The children taking part told me it’s the highlight of their summer and explained how much they enjoy getting involved in the sessions as they get to learn and take part in new things.
“The session’s provided by Pop’s fill a gap for kids, especially during the summer holidays, when schools are closed and it’s great to see the children having such a brilliant time taking part in a whole range of activities.”
Around 2,000 children have taken part in the sessions which are based at Rosehill Park in Rawmarsh and also at Flanderwell Early Excellence Centre in Wickersley.
Pop’s was established in 2010 and the group also works with schools across Rotherham offering a wide range of after school club activities as well as school holiday camps.