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Summer camp uniquely designed for kids’ movement

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By Kayleigh Cronin from Activate Fitness 

I am delighted to announce that we will be running two kids camps this summer. The five to eight-year-old group will start on Monday July 18 and run until Friday July 22.

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The nine to 12-year-old group will start on Monday July 25 and run until Friday July 29. Both camps will begin at 11am and finish at 2pm and will be run by Brand X certified coaches.

As some of you may already know, our kid’s programme is associated with The Brand Xmethod which is the world leader in youth fitness and youth fitness education. The programmes that we receive from The Brand X increase physical literacy and athletic capacity in children while taking into account the whole child.

Whether your child is already involved in sports or not, our programme is uniquely designed to cater for kids of all ages and ability. Our current kid’s programme is regarded as a foundational necessity for youth development and health, not just a class to pass time for children. Through careful planning and programming, we are sure that our summer camps will also be as beneficial for your kid’s.

Over the course of the week, we will be focusing on each child achieving efficiency in basic foundational movements, for example, the squat, the hinge, the lunge, jumping, landing and many more. These basic movement patterns are essential in not only every sport, but also in daily life activities.

Increased sedentary behaviour combined with lack of unstructured play, outdoor exploration and increased sports specific training have left massive gaps in what was previously expected as natural and normal movement acquisition in our children. Lack of moving often causes additional problems with coordination, accuracy balance and agility.

At Activate we believe that when it comes to training, children are not just mini adults. We don’t just do a scaled back version of what adults do. Instead, we take a holistic approach when training our kids which considers their psychological needs, their abilities to understand instruction and perceive their own actions and their developmental stage.

The programme designed for our summer camps is methodologically planned to teach foundational movement skills, not simply activity based. Your child will learn fundamental movement skills in a fun safe environment which will in turn improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem. There will also be lots of fun games involved over the week which will challenge your child both physically and mentally.

To sign up, or for more information, email us at youth@activate.ie. More information will also be available across our social media sites Facebook: Activate Youths and Instagram: @activate.youths.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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