Go! Summer is supported by award-winners
Two award-winning sports volunteers are urging youngsters across the Borough to get involved in Go! Summer over the coming months.

Kelsey Saville and Tom Nokes, both 16, are so dedicated that over the last year alone they have given up around 400 hours of their own time to help others enjoy a variety of activities.

The duo first got involved with Go! Oldham three years ago when they attended one of the scheme’s many activity sessions held in the school holidays.

They soon progressed from taking part to helping Oldham Council’s Integrated Youth Service deliver sessions in athletics, football, dance and netball for hundreds of young people.

And now Kelsey and Tom’s outstanding voluntary work and commitment has been recognised - jointly winning the Young Sports Volunteer of the Year accolade at the recent Oldham Sports Awards 2011.

Shaw resident Kelsey, who has just finished taking her GCSEs at Royton and Crompton School, said: “I felt really proud to win the award as it recognised the good work we have done with Go! Oldham.

“We really do care about the children who take part in the activities and it is great to see them progress and gain confidence from the sessions.

“We have a lot of older children taking part in the activities we run over the holidays and if they were not arranged I think they would be getting involved in things they shouldn’t.”

Tom, who starts his A-Levels at Crompton House in September, said: “Go! Summer gives you a chance to mix with people that you wouldn’t normally spend time with, keep fit and learn new skills.

“Kelsey and I both started out taking part in the activities and now we are volunteers so there are lots of opportunities to take advantage of.”

This summer the pair will be keeping busy over the holidays helping to run sports camps in Royton and Shaw.

Go! Oldham is now showcasing forthcoming activities - a range of fun events to keep you busy during the school holidays - for Go! Summer (July 22 to September 5).

The website at currently features more than 1,000 local activities – including those on offer from the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham Athletic, Oldham Community Leisure and Gallery Oldham. From skateboarding and teen gyms to drumming and DJing, there are pursuits on offer for all ages and interests.

Date: 18 July 2011
Posted on 19/07/2011
Go! Spring is offering up a fun-packed programme of activities for families and young people to enjoy during the Easter holidays.

Schools and colleges across the Borough are ‘out’ from Friday, April 8 and over the two-week break there are literally dozens of activities to get involved with – no matter what your interests or ability – and many are free.

Go! Spring’s ‘Top Ten’ things to try over the Easter holidays is:

Have fun at the Easter Sunday Egg Rolling at Tandle Hill Park;
Scale new heights at Crag Rats Climbing School at Oldham Sports Centre;
Get new skills with bat and ball at the Easter Cricket School at Werneth Cricket Club;
Check out the realities behind showbusiness in Satin ‘n’ Steel at the Oldham Coliseum;
Spring into recycling action with Oldham Libraries;
Rise and shine with the Early Morning Bird Walk at Daisy Nook Country Park;
Take part in sports and games in Multi-Sports at Saddleworth School;
Tuck into a barbeque at the Family Fun Day at Failsworth Salvation Army;
Get creative in holiday craft sessions at Gallery Oldham;
Run with hundreds of others at the weekly Parkrun at Alexandra Park.

Full details of the Easter campaign can be viewed on-line at the Go! Oldham website. This portal is your essential ‘What’s On’ guide for fun stuff to do across the Borough at and allows visitors to search for events by their chosen area, date, interests and age.

You can also keep up-to-date with what’s happening by signing up to a newsletter for regular updates, or via popular social media networks by following our Twitter feed on @gooldham and signing up to the Go! Oldham Facebook group.
Posted on 20/05/2011
Go! Winter showcases half term activities across Oldham
Go! Winter is offering hundreds of fun activities and events to keep young people busy during this month’s half-term holiday.

The latest details of Oldham Partnership’s pioneering campaign are now available to view on-line at the new and improved Go!Oldham website – your essential ‘What’s On’ guide for fun stuff to do across the Borough at

Co-ordinated by Oldham Council with more than 20 partner organisations, this fun-packed line-up enables anyone aged 20 or under to get involved in all manner of activities during the half-term holiday (Saturday, February 19 to Sunday, February 27).

Some of the highlights of this month’s campaign include chances to:

• Help create an original piece of theatre in ‘Play in a Week’ at the Oldham Coliseum;
• Slam dunk and shoot hoops at a basketball camp at Failsworth Sports Centre;
• Get creative in family arts and craft activity sessions at Gallery Oldham;
• Test your street dance and cheerleading skills in ‘Street Cheer’ at Chadderton Wellbeing Centre;
• Make a bird box and feeder to help visitors to your garden throughout Spring at Tandle Hill Countryside Centre;
• Enjoy the launch of ‘Wheels for All’ at Alexandra Park (February 24) – a new scheme offering a cycling centre of excellence for children and adults with disabilities, families and teenagers.

The Go!Oldham website allows users to search for events by their chosen area, date, interests and age. It also now features a weekly blog focussed on exploring specific activities that young people might like to try or get involved with.

You can also keep up-to-date with what’s happening by signing up to the newsletter on the homepage for regular updates – or by using popular social media networks by following our Twitter feed on @gooldham or signing up to our Go!Oldham Facebook group.

Councillor Mark Alcock, Cabinet Member for Citizens and Neighbourhoods, said: “Go!Winter is a fabulous initiative and part of our annual Go!Oldham campaign which offers a huge range of local youth provision throughout the calendar year.”

“Visitors to the campaign website will find it is packed with fun activity ideas and events – and even parents will find it useful when in need of inspiration for something different to try during the holiday.”

Oldham Community Leisure, Gallery Oldham, Oldham Athletic, the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham’s Integrated Youth Service and Positive Steps are just a few of the organisations who are coming together to provide all sorts of activities to keep young people busy during half-term.

February 2011
Posted on 17/02/2011
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