FREE PLAY DAY: May The Force be with you ... as you Train Like a Jedi

Calling all Princess Leias and Han Solos, dust off your light sabers and get ready for a 'shake-up' event being staged by Oxfordshire County Council.

The county's Public Health team is feeling 'The Force' as it works collaboratively with Cherwell District Council to stage a special play day at Studio2 (the former St Edburg's School) in Cemetery Road, Bicester, on Tuesday, August 28 

During the fun-packed day, from 11am to 3pm, an expected 500-plus children will get the chance to swing their light sabers and Train Like a Jedi. These '10 Minute Shake Ups' are all part of the county council's Change4Life campaign to getting people exercising more and eating well.

As well as the live Jedi session, youngsters can get physically active with sports and outward bound activities at the event being run by Oxfordshire Play Association.

Healthy eating-themed activities will also be available including the ever-popular smoothie bike, where youngster can blend a perfect concoction by pedalling as fast as they can, and fruit kebab-making sessions. 

Youth activators will be doing various sports activities like dodgeball and capture the flag, while there will also face painting, arts, crafts, a ceilidh and even finger printing with the police.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles, said: “The 10-minute Shake Ups give a fantastic, fun burst of energy that can make a real difference in helping children to reach the 60 minutes of exercise they need each day.

"Being active helps children to build social skills, boost self-confidence, improve bone and heart health and maintain a healthy weight.”

Martin Gillett, Manager of Oxfordshire Play Association, said: “There's an incredible amount of things going on to keep the youngsters entertained and action at the Bicester Old School Re-Play Day.

"We provide free entrance and free ctivities to ensure inclusion for all. The days are about quality family time – we hope to see you there.”

There is no car parking on site and no childcare available. People are urged to either walk of cycle to the event.


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Further information

To make this a non-stop summer of fun activity, follow @HealthyOxon on Twitter and Facebook. Search Change4Life online for 10 Minute Shake Ups. https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups