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A guide to an active summer for children as holidays arrive

As the school summer holidays appraoches many parents will be looking at how they will manage their summer and provide their children with something to do.
Work, the concerns raised by the cost of living, hot summers days and what has always seemed as a long holiday (although it is generally the same length every year) provides parents with many a worry.
Parents will, however, be delighted to once again learn that the uncaped heroes from the GSLA Summer Sports Programme will once again come to their aid.
The transition from school and into the sports programme will once again be seamless. One day children will be in school, the next day they can be playing and enjoying themselves every working weekday within either the sports or culture programmes.
With schools finishing on Tuesday, July 9, the sports programme has once again been timed to start the following day.
July 10th will see the opening of the Sports Train programme. With a 9am opening time and finishing at 12.30, the programme once again this year provides a similar timetable to that parents and children are used to with the school halfdays. This making the tranistion much easier for everyone.
The sports train programme, which is free for users will continue throughout the summer.
Additionally the GSLA has liaised once again with many sports associations providing a wide range of summer camps and coaching sessions.
Although some of the camps will have a feee to be paid, there will also be many which will not dig into parents pockets.
The comprehensive guide, published below, provides a guide to the many events taking place throughout the summer months.
One again the summer camps will see many volunteers giving up their summer holidays to provide these camps. Many, like those using the service for their children, will themselves be parents and workers giving up their time to provide these services.
Now in its 25th year the Sports Train programme has become a community focused service which comes to the aid of both parents and children. With over 800 children making use of the service last year and more expected this year, the programme will likely continue to be a major part of Gibraltar’s summer holiday lifestyle for many years.

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