Primary - Securing health benefits 2011 Lancaster - Get fit and Go Green

Lancaster City Council's health and fitness joint project with the Forestry Commission at Williamson Park, where volunteers are involved with a health and fitness project.

Lancaster City Council is going to use volunteers with ‘green fingers ‘to take part in a health and fitness project that is being developed for Williamson Park by the council and the University of Cumbria. The volunteers will be tasked with physical activities in the park that will improve their health and also give them the opportunity to meet new friends. The project will also improve the landscape of the park and could involve clearing an area in Fenham Carr, or working on a joint project with the Forestry Commission.

Students from the Sports Studies degree programme at the University of Cumbria are planning the project with assistance from Lancaster City Council staff at Williamson Park. The project starts late in 2011 (date to be confirmed) and volunteers will need to be available to attend sessions every Thursday for ten weeks.

These students will benefit by gaining experience from planning the sessions, creating risk assessments and work programmes with guidance from experienced park staff. This work will be officially assessed by the University and will contribute to the student’s degree.

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