At The Active Wellbeing Society, we are delighted to be involved with a special event at the University of Birmingham, designed to open up its spaces to young people. The idea behind Come to Campus – which is running in the first week of the holidays – is to show the facilities, and experiences available, to those who might not previously have considered tertiary education. As part of the event our Bikes and Active Streets teams will be there providing activities for all attendees, and for those that can’t make it we’re hoping to add it to our virtual offer too, with recorded walkthroughs of some of the most important areas.
The event is running on the 25th, 26th and 27th of July from 11am-3pm and a large amount of university facilities will be open, and free to access. That includes the Barber Institute of Fine Art, Lapworth Museum of Geology and Winterbourne House and Gardens. There will also be the opportunity to try some sports, using the University facilities (for example the climbing wall) and some provided by TAWS. We’ll be doing a fun cycle skills area, with the option to jump on a bike and travel round Chancellor’s Court by Old Joe – the campus’ famous clock tower. Bikes and helmets will be provided.
Our Active Streets team will also be on campus, with a number of fun activities and games. In addition to that, they’ve worked with the University to make sure this is an event that is truly open to everyone. As part of this summer’s HAF programme (Holiday Activities and Food) we’re working with families living in short term and emergency housing. With help from UoB we’ve arranged for a large group of them to visit the campus during the three days to experience all the things on offer. We’ll be continuing to work with them throughout the summer, as well as at The Project in Northfield. Our Active Streets team will be there once a week until schools return, with plenty of fun, free activities for families! You can book a space on any of our holiday activities here.