Shine magazine promotes Easter activities for young people

Published: 18 April, 2017 - 2:39 pm

Cllr Keith Aspden visited the York City Knights Foundation on Thursday at Rowntree Park to promote the activities available for children, young people and families in the city. York’s Shine magazine is aimed at school age children, young people and families. It contains information on lots of great activities throughout York that you can do in your free time.

The York City Knights Foundation were running a free Easter park session, which was available for children aged 5 and up whilst promoting their rugby league player development sessions and free children’s match day tickets.

The current Easter edition of the Shine magazine and website, which advertises activities and clubs for 5-18 year olds was released before the school holidays. Shine is produced a number of times a year and as well as being online is available in schools, libraries and community centres usually three weeks before the start of key school holidays.

The online version of the magazine can be found here.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council with responsibility for community engagement and play, commented:

“Shine is a brilliant resource for children and young people in York. The Easter edition advertises lots of great activities over the next few weeks from sports to arts. The magazine also links into the website and facebook page.

“The council has finished deliveries of the latest edition of Shine and schools helped by getting them out to students. I hope that the information will help children, young people and families access a range of exciting things to do and it was great to see first hand the York City Knights Easter park session.”

Adam Prentis, the Delivery Manager for York City Knights Foundation who was running the session at Rowntree Park, added:

“It’s great to work with children, young people and families across York, including at Rowntree Park. Our season at the Knights is now in full swing and it’s completely free to come and watch the Knights this year if you are under 16 years old – we have done this because the next generation of Knights fans are so important to us, and we want to give you every possible opportunity to be part of our club!”