‘Winter of Wellbeing’ sporting activities help get young people in Wales active

AS PART of the “Winter of Wellbeing” programme, children across Wales have had the opportunity to try out sporting activities during the half-term.

The Winter of Wellbeing is part of a £20million package from the Welsh Government to support children and families to ensure that no child is left behind as part of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sport Wales have been working with organisations to deliver a varied programme of activities which is aimed at inspiring children to get involved with sport and get active.

The Outdoor Partnership has worked with Sport Wales on many exciting opportunities during February and March, including arranging for skiing and snowboarding lessons for ladies at Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre next month.

Brian Davies, acting chief executive of Sport Wales, said: “There’s been a huge variety of activities the length and breadth of Wales for young people to try out and hopefully have a lot of fun taking part in.

“Once again, so many varied partners in the sector have mobilised to respond to the pandemic enabling people to be active in a variety of ways and to look after their physical mental health through physical activity.”

Deputy minister for arts and sport, Dawn Bowden, said: “The culture and sport sector will continue to play an important role in supporting our children and young people to recover from the pandemic – and I’m looking forward to seeing our young people return to what they love to do – and try out new activities, too.

“This programme is another example of how we are working collaboratively to provide our children and young people with opportunities and experiences that will have a positive and lasting impact on their health and wellbeing.”

Deputy minister for social services, Julie Morgan, added: “Providing support for children and young people across Wales is a priority for this government and it is great to see children trying out sporting activities over the half term break.

“I hope these sessions inspire the children taking part to explore these sports, stay active and most importantly have fun.”

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno