Parents seeking a sporting challenge for their children during the Spring half term holidays can sign them up for expert tuition – and four fun-filled days of activities – at Tyne Metropolitan College (TyneMet).

Qualified staff and student coaches will put boys and girls through their paces, playing football, basketball, tennis, dodgeball and other activities during sessions aimed at developing skills and building confidence. Youngsters can also take part in dance mat sessions, where they choose their favourite song and follow the beat.

The sports camps, for five to 12-year-olds, run from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, February 13, to Friday, February 16. They are also easily accessible, taking place at two sites – our Coast Road campus in Wallsend, and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, in North Shields.

Developed by the North East Sports Academy (NESA), TyneMet’s specialist sports education facility, sessions are designed so all who take part are equally involved. They are also flexible, with youngsters able to sign up for one day or all four.

Craig Robson, TyneMet’s sports development manager, said: “This programme has been created to be fun, friendly, inclusive and young people to benefit from top quality tuition.

“Staff­ and student coaches are fully qualified in safeguarding, first aid and multi-sport activities, so parents can be assured their children are in safe and very capable hands.

“A wide variety of sports will be played, and there will be challenges and skills sessions that help to build con­fidence. Prizes will also be given out each day.

“These daily sports camps are a great way for children of all abilities to get high-quality coaching in a stimulating, active and fun environment.”

Daily sessions are priced at £10, or all four days can be booked for £35, and there is a 50 per cent sibling discount if a second child also takes part. A breakfast club and an after camp club also run, priced £1 each.

Sessions are at TyneMet College, Sports Hall, Coast Road Campus, Wallsend, NE28 9NL, and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form, in Hawkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 9BZ.

More information on the course or how to book is available from Craig on 0191 229 5314 or