Young people encouraged to get in SHAPE this Summer

Author: Jennifer Dawson


The SHAPE programme delivered by Barnet Council has launched a fun and energising summer programme for the young residents of Barnet to coincide with school holidays, running until Friday 26th August 2016.

The three year programme which is now in its second year aims to get 14 to 19-year-olds involved in sport and physical activity in Burnt Oak and Colindale.

The launch of the Summer programme follows a successful Spring term for the SHAPE team which saw a significant increase in attendance numbers and the launch of several new sessions including street dance, basketball and football sessions.

Councillor Sachin Rajput, Chairman of the Adults and Safeguarding committee and Lead for Sport and Physical Activity said:


“In the two years the SHAPE programme has been running, it has engaged more than 1,000 young people, and supported others to achieve qualifications and employment.

“In April this year the project was shortlisted from 600 national applicants to a final 14 as part of the Annual National Lottery awards for Sports Project of the Year  - which is a testament to all involved in this fantastic initiative.”

“These free sessions which are all about encouraging young people to get active in a fun and positive environment are a great way to keep teenagers entertained during the school holidays.”

There is no need to book for one of the many free activities running during the holidays - simply turn up to any of the below sessions on the day, and be ready to be active:  

Street Dance

Thursday 11th & 18th August @ Orion Primary School 2 – 4pm

Friday, 5th, 12th & 19th August @ Burnt Oak Leisure Centre 2 – 4pm

Saturday  6th, 13th & 20th August @n Burnt Oak Leisure Centre 2 – 4pm

Sport in the Park

Tuesday , 9th & 16th August @ Heybourne Park 1 – 12

Thursday  4th, 11th, 18th August @ Heybourne Park  12- 2pm

Ball Out – Basketball

Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August @ Sunny Hill Park 12 – 2pm

Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August @ Montrose Park 12 – 2pm

Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August @ Hendon Park 12 – 2pm

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Notes to Editor:

  1. The SHAPE programme is funded by Sport England and Barnet and Harrow Public Health.