A team of volunteers from Vauxhall Motors and Volker Highways have been working hard to help out at Dell Farm Education Centre near Whipsnade. Dell Farm has been welcoming children from Luton for over 50 years for educational day and residential visits and holiday camps which take advantage of the farm’s outdoor facilities and fantastic natural setting.
Luton has been chosen as one of 13 areas around the UK where Sport England is conducting research into what will make existing swimmers swim more, and what will make people who don’t swim take it up as a regular activity. In the UK, swimming is the largest participation sport - however, in recent years the number of people swimming has started to decline.
Active Luton’s Dell Farm Education Centre near Whipsnade has achieved the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres’ (AHOEC) Gold Quality Badge and the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, ensuring that the centre delivers excellent outdoor learning experiences for children.
Active Luton wants to raise awareness of its inclusive policy for people with disabilities. In particular, Inspire: Luton Sports Village and Lewsey Sports Park both have ‘registered’ level Inclusive Fitness Initiative....
Active Luton’s Health Station will be in The Mall again from Monday 18th July until Sunday 23rd July. This is the third week that shoppers have been invited to ‘come on down’ and use the free Health Station to check the status of their health....
Active Luton is offering free diving taster sessions weekly for children age 6-14 years old and adults. Their team of experts will be on hand to help anybody who wants to give diving a go....
Our Lewsey Pool swimming teachers, Tracy and Katie and lifeguard, Rebecca met 11-year old Cade Ewington today.
Cade and his parents just wanted to say thank you – for saving his life!
The Mayor of Luton, Cllr Dave Taylor visited the children of Sacred Heart Primary School on Monday 16 May to thank them for supporting Dell Farm in response to the recent consultation on the future of the centre. Numerous letters, poems and drawings were sent by the pupils at the school expressing the reasons why Dell Farm should not close and what the centre means to them. Children from Sacred Heart Primary have been visiting Dell Farm for over twenty years.
Our Health and Wellbeing Manager, Matt Corder, recently spoke at ‘Elevate – The arena of exercise, health and performance’, a national conference at London Olympia looking at tackling the problem of inactive people. Click here to read more.
Luton Borough Council and Active Luton are pleased to confirm that Dell Farm Outdoor Education and Activity Centre in Whipsnade will remain open for at least another year following a positive community response to its potential closure. Click here to read more.
A drive to increase the number of female lifeguards In Luton is well underway by Active Luton with 18 year old Nazia Qamar, a former Denbigh High School student, becoming the first from a new female-only lifeguard training programme to pass the (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. Click here to read more.