CHILDREN on two Huddersfield estates haven’t been bored over the school holidays.
Walpole and Balmoral Tenants and Residents Association have been keeping the local youngsters entertained.
And they have also been making sure they stay fit and healthy over the summer break.
Chairman of the Crosland Moor Residents’ Association, Chris Macgregor, 25, said: “Over the summer it’s all about getting the kids off the local estate and getting them involved in a series of events.
“We have been running activities to help to keep them from hanging around on the street and stop them getting bored.
“I wouldn’t say we have a particular problem with kids hanging around the streets around here – it’s just like everywhere else.
“But over the summer they can get bored because they’ve got nothing to do and we try and keep them busy.”
Father-of-two Chris, who lives on Walpole Road, is running six-week courses with the help of Kirklees Council’s Community Rangers, local police and the Surestart Centre.
At the centre Chris and volunteers have been teaching the children – aged between 8 and 18 – the importance of eating healthily.
Chris, 25, said: “We’ve made fruit kebabs and healthy pizzas with pure cheese and tomato and nothing artificial.”
The youngsters have also been getting active with a range of sports on Walpole Fields.