KIDS GET WET!

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STV – North Tonight on Thursday 29th November and you can vote anytime during the 24hour period following the broadcast.

KIDS GET WET! is a HealthWays Highland Council community project which has applied for £80K funding through the People’s Millions (division of the Big Lottery). The project has reached the final shortlist and the funding decision will be made by the public on Thursday 29th November on the STV News Programme between 6 – 6:30pm.

Kids Get Wet! plans to run eight 3-day holiday camps for 10-14 year old kids in four different venues in 2008 – Alness/Invergordon, Dingwall/Black Isle, Gairloch and Ullapool. Two holiday camps in each venue during 2008 featuring indoor and outdoor water sports from the following menus:

OUTDOOR INDOOR
Canoeing Lifesaving & Water skills
Kayaking Snorkelling & Sub Aqua
Sailing Water Polo & Underwater Hockey
Coastal Rowing Indoor Rowing

Free instructor training will be offered to community volunteers and local club members who want to be involved and help the activities to keep going after 2008. Healthways want these activities to be sustainable and they hope the young people will make these sports a part of their lives.

All equipment purchased for the project will be donated to communities at the end of the year.

A group of pupils plan to go to Ullapool on Monday 19th November to take part in a publicity event as part of the bid. It is hoped that the school can take advantage of this opportunity to compliment the indoor rowing events, our developing Outdoor Education courses and our Community Sports Leadership programme.

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