My Life My Sport is a series of events and activities running throughout May and June to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay and the run up to the Games.
Delivered by the county council’s children’s and youth services teams My Life My Sport aims to engage young people in Northumberland in sporting activities, encourage them to try something new and help them feel part of the London 2012 and Paralympic Games.
Beneficiaries of the project will include looked after children, care leavers, children in need and young people requiring additional support.
My Life My Sport was presented with the Inspire Certificate by six-times gold medal winning Paralympian swimmer Chris Holmes when he visited children and young people during an event at Netherton Park Sports Hall in March.
The Inspire mark is the badge of the 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, said: “UK Inspire Day is a celebration of the Inspire programme and more than 2,700 exceptional projects like My Life My Sport whose events and celebration this summer will bring the UK to life.”
As part of the project the following sessions and events will be taking place:
Sportivate sessions – from 17 May a six week programme of activities, including indoor climbing, badminton, basketball and dodgeball, for 14 to 19-year-olds at Netherton Park Sports Hall.
Drawing workshops – from 22 May Woodhorn artist Juliet Hardy will be supporting young people to create some artwork, which will be displayed at the One Big Idea event at Woodhorn in Ashington on 27 June.
16 -17 June – Kielder Activities with the Calvert Trust. Water based activities including: sailing, canoeing, kayaking as well as a 26 mile cycle relay around the reservoir.
18 – 26 June – Olympic Torch celebratory events. These will be taking place across the county activities will include: BMX, skateboarding, basketball, Boccia, climbing, football and dodgeball.
27 June – The 1 Big Idea – This will take place at Woodhorn Museum and Archive, near Ashington. Activities will include: Circus skills, Morpeth Olympics Exhibition, a photography display, art and craft sessions and awards’ presentation.