Keeping fit made easy

KEEPING fit has been made easier at a Northumberland children’s home after a make-over of the sports hall.

The refurbished facility has been unveiled at Netherton Park, near Morpeth, complete with a new climbing wall, dance and boxercise area.

And young people have already put their mark on the new-look centre by customising the walls with art work of iconic sports stars.

The project was funded by a Government Innovation grant.

Representatives from Northumberland County Council, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Voices Making Choices, Aiming High and Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure were invited to have a look at the transformation.

Council Executive Member for Children and Young People Lesley Rickerby said: “Sport has such positive health and social benefits for us all that it’s important young people in our care are encouraged to take part in activities they enjoy.

“This improved sports hall will continue to be the ideal site for team sports and it now also provides new facilities for climbing, boxercise and dance.

“Those with artistic talents have made this a unique, vibrant place to exercise thanks to the new murals on the walls.”