Our free skateboarding sessions at Seaton Delaval and Seaton Sluice have been a massive hit over the summer as part of our programme of school holiday activities.
Young people in Seaton Valley have told us that they wanted more skateboarding activities, so we have worked alongside the Northumberland County Council Sports Development Team and Pop More Skate School to fund free skateboarding sessions from beginners to advanced skaters.
Pop More Skate School held sessions for all levels of ability that included beginners at the start of their skateboarding journey, intermediate skaters wanting to improve their skills and fun sessions for adults.
All the skateboarding equipment was provided including boards, knee, elbow and wrist guards and helmets. The sessions included fun warm-ups, advice on standing on the skateboard safely, pushing on, cruising, balance and tackling ramps.
Dave from Pop More Skate School said: “It is great working with councils to provide skateboarding sessions. We can offer them advice on skateboarding facilities so that everyone gets to most out of their skateboarding experience.”
Chair of the Council and councillor for Hartley Ward, Susan Dungworth said: “Thank you to the Sports Development Team and Pop More Skate School for providing these sessions. I’ve enjoyed watching everyone taking part and it’s clear from the expressions on their faces that they have all had a great time. I’m proud of the free summer activities that Seaton Valley Council provide during the school holidays, and it’s been great to include these skateboarding sessions.”
Unfortunately, the planned event in Seghill had to be cancelled due to the bad weather, but we hope to have another session arranged soon.
Pictured above are Dave and George from Pop More Skate School with the skaters at Seaton Sluice. There are more images from the session below: