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Want to book a library PC online?

Did you know that you can now book a library PC online? Simple - go to https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley/home and book your slot. It's free to book and free to use!

For more details contact your local library or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries

Keeping Bexley children healthy

One in four children in reception class and one in three children in year 6 is overweight or obese in Bexley.

The Council is offering a free family lifestyle programme to support children and adults to eat healthily and be more active. Alive 'N' Kicking is a 12-week family programme for children aged 4-11 years which supports parents and their children who are overweight or obese to make changes, in a fun and easy way.

It is predicted that children who are overweight or obese during childhood often become overweight adults. Obesity in later life can increase the risk of developing serious diseases such as Type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer.                                          

The Alive 'n' Kicking programme supports parents with nutrition and behaviour change education, whilst children learn healthy lifestyle, cooking skills and get active with games. The programme is being run at various locations throughout the Borough. 

To find out more or to join the programme call 020 8432 8535 or email Whyweight.bexley@nhs.net  or Bexley@ank.uk.com.

The Alive 'n' Kicking team will also be at Lark in Park, in Sidcup on 25 July and 1 August (pm only) and outside Crayford Leisure Centre on 24 August from 1pm and from 10am on 25 August.

Sway Dance Summer Show at the Bexley leisure centres!

Following the success of the previous Sway Shows, both Crook Log and Erith Leisure Centres held their annual Summer Shows on Saturday 2 July and Sunday 10 July respectively.

Over 170 children participated, performing a range of genres including cheerleading, musical theatre and street dance, before a crowd of approximately 460 spectators over the three shows. This followed a fantastic and successful national competition in June for Sway Dance at Crook Log and Erith Leisure Centres.

It was agreed by all that attended that the shows were the best yet and there is no doubt that all of the hard work by the teachers and children certainly paid off. There was a huge amount of positive feedback.

If your child is interested in joining our ever growing Sway Dance Programme please contact the Crook Log Leisure Centre on 020 8304 9090 or Erith Leisure Centre on 01322 350271 for details of their timetable including their brand new Fitness and Flexibility class. Alternatively visit the centres' Facebook pages.

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