RAPP is saving lives and staving off boredom in October half-term

Monday, 24 September, 2018

Children across the district can gain some basic first aid skills that could help them save lives at a play project running in October half-term. 

The half-term week, which runs between Monday 22 October and Friday 26 October, will see the return of a range of exciting activities to many towns and villages across East Hampshire – including East Meon, Liss, Kingsley, Selborne, Liphook, Horndean, Petersfield and Whitehill & Bordon.

The basic first aid course, provided by Little Grasshoppers, for children, young people, parents and grandparents is just one of the activities in a fun-filled week at the Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP).

Other activities include model-making, which will give the children the chance to have some messy fun with plaster of Paris, superhero cape designing, indoor fencing and archery. A craft session will give the kids the chance to make anything from spiders to flowers. There will be a fun session at the Xcel Gymnastics Centre, mini tennis at Kingsley Tennis Centre and ‘wild art’, where natural clay, twig paint brushes, animal foot print designs and natural paints will be used to create a natural masterpiece. And, of course, RAPP favourite, Mr Giant, will be back with some circus skills and balloon modelling fun! 

RAPP was set up 12 years ago by East Hampshire District Council to give children up to the age of 11 (under eights must be accompanied by an adult) the opportunity to get involved in fun activities, games, adventures, workshops and meet new friends in the school holidays.

The full programme of activities, prices and locations can be found here: https://www.easthants.gov.uk/rapp

Get Activ8d, which provides sporting activities for children aged seven to 14, is also back for October half-term in Petersfield, Horndean, Kingsley and Whitehill & Bordon.

The Get Activ8d programme includes indoor fencing and archery with activity club Redwood Active, as well as gymnastics, squash, trampolining and tennis.

The full programme of activities and locations can be found here: https://www.easthants.gov.uk/get-activ8d 

You will be able to book online from 10am on Tuesday 2 October through the My East Hampshire District Council portal: https://my.easthants.gov.uk/login/.