Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Community Centre, Middlesbrough

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Community Centre, Middlesbrough

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IT would have taken a lot more than rain to spoil play at the summer play scheme at Marton Community Centre.

The topsy turvy summer weather may have hit many people's holiday plans but it didn't stop these youngsters having fun.

The play scheme was hugely popular throughout the summer with up to 50 fun-loving kids going along each day to the twice-daily sessions.

Arty kids got creative and made banners and posters, while others made costumes to wear at the end-of-summer play scheme party at the Southlands Centre.

Sporty youngsters were able to tone up their table tennis skills while others played dodge ball.

A variety of games also kept the youngsters entertained. And budding musicians could rock out by playing Guitar Hero on the Nintendo Wii.

Ten-year-old Matthew Lagan was showing some fancy finger work on the guitar and said he was having a great summer at the play scheme.

"It's fun here and you have loads of things to do and make lots of friends," he said.

"The play leaders are nice and they help us do things. The games are good too.

"I've liked playing dodge ball but when we went bowling it was good because I won both games!

"There are more things for me to do here than staying at home and it keeps me fit and healthy too."

Hard-hitting youngster Eve Marshall agreed that the play scheme was the ideal place to spend the summer holidays.

"There are loads of fun games here and it's a good place to come when it's raining," the 10-year-old said.

"We have been to Stewart Park where we played games which was good."

And eight-year-old Emily Morgan also thought it was a cool place to hang out with friends.

"It's great here because you can do loads of things," she said.

"We can play games and do lots of arts and crafts. Some of my friends from school come here and I've made some new friends too. …

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