Events aim to remove any half term boredom

An initiative developed by young people for young people is aiming to help provide activities during the half term holidays.

The Ban Boredom campaign, which has been up-and-running since Easter, highlights a range of activities and events for youngsters aged eight to 19.

It uses a website, Facebook and Twitter to tell young people about the events taking place.

Next week’s events include free bowling, jewellery making, DJing, cycling, music mixing, dancing, disability athletics at Churchill Playing Fields in Whitley Bay, storytelling at the Rising Sun Country Park, skating and swimming.

North Tyneside Young Mayor Isaac Sidney said: “The campaign is going really well, we’ve been working hard to spread the word about the fun activities on offer in North Tyneside and where to look to find them.

“If you’re after something to do over your half term you should definitely have a look online – we also want young people to use Twitter and Facebook to tell us about activities they’d like to see in North Tyneside.”

Among those involved in the campaign are North Tyneside Council, YMCA North Tyneside, VODA, Barnardo’s, Northumberland Clubs for Young People, and other community and voluntary groups.

For full listings of activities and events follow Ban Boredom on Twitter @BanBoredomNT, search Ban Boredom North Tyneside on Facebook, or visit