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Exercise the mind through reading


1/25/2024 11:38:49 AM

Education & Training

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CHILDREN can embrace National Storytelling Week at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and discover why reading is a great workout for a healthy mind.

The wRECk Room – the leisure centre’s children’s fitness area - is open daily to children aged eight to 15 and provides a fun space for them to independently discover the benefits of exercise from a young age.

During National Storytelling Week (27 Jan - 4 Feb) the wRECk room's dedicated activity team is shining a light on the positive impact creative writing, storytelling, and reading can also have on children's overall wellbeing.

Carly Potterton, junior activity motivator, said: "The wRECk room is a great space for young people with equipment and games to improve their overall fitness and wellbeing. During National Storytelling Week, we are highlighting the positive impact that reading can also have on our members' health. 

"We are encouraging children to bring in their favourite books or comics to share with us and their peers. If children enjoy writing, they could also share their own stories, or maybe the wRECk room will inspire some new ideas or characters!

"By promoting storytelling and creativity alongside our fitness offer this week, we hope to encourage the children to inspire one another with their reading interests and we’ll be encouraging members to give their brain a good workout through reading!”

Children are welcome to bring in their own books, comics, novels or own creative writing throughout the week to share with others. The wRECk room team will encourage members to write as part of National Storytelling Week and there will be information from Lincs Inspire Libraries about how to join the library to borrow books as well as eBooks from Lincs Inspire’s virtual library.

The wRECk room is open Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 10am to 12 noon. It's open to members, with non-members also welcome. No induction is required, just permission from a guardian before first use. More information can be found at www.lincsinspire.com/wreckroom

Furthermore, on Sunday, February 4, the wRECk Room opens its doors to those visiting the centre's free Health and Wellbeing Fayre. From 10:30am to 2:30pm children and families are welcome to discover the benefits of the wRECK Room, along with a host of wider wellbeing support from Lincs Inspire and other local agencies.

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