Summer survival guide for Mansfield youngsters

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A guide listing activities available to young people in the Mansfield area during the summer holidays has been produced by Extended Services coordinators employed in schools in the district.

Called The MESS Guide, it has been sent out to local providers and to organisations including the district and county councils to go on their websites.

The MESS team has been supported with funding from Mansfield Partnership Against Crime (MPAC) to produce a limited number of printed copies this year. Reduced capacity means that printed copies are not being provided across the entire district but the coordinators are confident that in the digital age online versions will be just as useful and probably more popular than their printed counterparts.

The guides will be delivered before the end of the school year to the Brunts, Queen Elizabeth and Samworth families of schools.

Other schools will be sent the electronic version and have been asked to make sure that their parents know where to find the information.

Anyone who wishes to receive their own copy of The MESS Guide can email the coordinators at before the end of the school year and they will receive an electronic copy.

Marsha Mann, community safety officer with MPAC, said: “We were pleased to support the production of The MESS Guide again. It provides young people and families with ideas of what to do over the summer holidays in our local area and makes sure children can be kept busy – it will be a survival guide for many people. We hope to see the range of activities included in it well supported.”