Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children (ages 6 to 12). Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behaviour, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children. – George Ledger
Keep Fit classes take many forms and are very popular across our area. Bounce Boot fitness classes are one of the newest and can be tried and enjoyed at a number of our village halls. Bounce Boot classes are a fun and exhilarating way of staying fit and healthy and the photos show a class in Dipton Community Centre.- David Leck
‘Monday Night Volleyball’
Started with a group of friends who just wanted to train together before competition. It has since evolved, to people coming together of different abilities just to join and play the sport they love. ‘Monday Night Volleyball’ is a place for those who are just starting out or experienced, to just play games together. The group meet on Monday nights at Shotley Bridge Tennis Club and play in the dome from 8pm till 10pm. – George Ledger
The ‘Consett in Focus’ Documentary Photography Group showcases Consett’s recreational activities through captivating visuals. Their website consettinfocus.weebly.com features diverse pastimes and welcomes residents to share their activities. Connect with them on Facebook /ConsettinFocus or email firstname.lastname@example.org.