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Okehampton Running Club Tenth Anniversary

Image: Oke Running Club tenth aniversaryCongratulations to Okehampton Running Club on their tenth anniversary. Formed in February 2009, ORC now has over 100 members of all abilities and all ages who share one thing – a love of running!

Gathering after this Tuesday’s runs, club members enjoyed a celebratory get together at OCRA Pavilion; possibly the only party where the dress code for the majority of attendees included hi-vis vests and jackets. 😄

https://okehamptonrunningclub.com/

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Junior Musical Theatre

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Image: Junior musical theatreSong, dance and lyrical drama; similar to that seen in the West End in musicals such as Fame, Grease, Cats and Dirty Dancing, ours is a crossover between the more funky street dance style and the discipline of classical ballet, incorporating a combination of jazz and lyrical movement and isolations into prepared exercises.

When: Tuesdays 17.30 – 18.00
Where: Pavilion in the Park
Contact: OCRA – 01837 318010

Updated: 24 Jan 2019

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Okehampton Running Club

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Image: Okehampton Running ClubOkehampton Running Club (ORC) has over 100 members of all abilities and all ages who share one thing – a love of running!

Club nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are five groups for different abilities running each night, so there should be one to suit you. Each group is taken out by a qualified leader to help guide you in your training.

Tuesday nights are steady runs, sometimes on road, sometimes through the woods and tracks. In the winter, we do head torch runs going out through the country lanes. In the summer, we have a separate group that meets up on moor, going fully off-road.

Thursday nights are technical sessions, aiming to build up stamina and speed. We do sprints, and distance loops, as well as hill reps and more.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.15pm and train from 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Assemble at
Pavilion in the Park, Mill Road, Okehampton. Devon. EX20 1GE
Contact: email: okehamptonrunningclub@gmail.com

Updated: 24 Jan 2019

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Gallery: Super Sports Funday 2018

Image: Super Sports Funday 2018 SUPER SPORTS FUNDAY – Cycling, Running, Dance, Trampolining, Putting, Climbing and more…

See the gallery from the day below.

Follow up with lots of great activities for children of all ages over the summer holiday https://ocrasport.org.uk/get-involved/holidays/ + OCRA at Okehampton Show on August 9th. Continue reading Gallery: Super Sports Funday 2018

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SNAP – Special Needs Activities in the Park

Okehampton Puzzle Tree

SNAP in the PavilionSNAP is a social club for children and young people with special needs. The club offers a fantastic opportunity to try lots of fun activities, socialise and make new friends.

Activity type / sport / club: Special Needs
When: Thursdays – term-time only
Time: 7pm and 8:30pm
Venue: Pavilion in the Park and Okehampton College Gym
Who it’s aimed at:
Cost: £5 per session
Contact: snap.okey@gmail.com, 07851257733, 01837 659990 or see the SNAP page for further details

Updated: 24 Jan 2019

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Onwards for West Devon Quad Kids winners 2018

Image: St Peters Quad kids winners 2018Schools from across our region attended the West Devon Quad Kids event at Tavistock Track on Friday 4th May.

This is always hugely popular with those that take part, boosted this year by a curriculum time slot to hold it; earlier than usual, we chose a Friday afternoon so there was the least disruption possible to pending SATS revision. Continue reading Onwards for West Devon Quad Kids winners 2018

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OCRA Music Project

The OCRA Music Project runs every Tuesday at the Pavilion in the Park from 2pm. The music project is mainly led by local music leader Kelly Young.

The Bands Project is currently supported by Devon Music Hub for young people up to 25 years old. The project started in 2014 with the aim of helping young people learn instruments, build on existing musical skills and act as a platform for promotion and opportunities. The project encourages the participants to be as independent and proactive as possible.

Young people involved in the project have many opportunities, including:

  • Individual singing, guitar, bass and drum lessons
  • Drumming workshops
  • Gig slots at the Exeter Phoenix, the Devon County Show, Okehampton Singers concerts, Morton Music Day, OCRA Sports Festival, Okehampton Acoustic Club
  • Access to recording and rehearsal equipment and rehearsal space

The teaching of the project has been rating as ‘excellent’ by Devon Education Music Hub.

Some quotes from our young people:

“I love this project. This is my favourite part of the week”

“Music has given me so much confidence and I feel better about myself’

The project is always looking to help young musicians who want to be in an ensemble. Please contact Kelly for more information on 07932241623 or singingwithkelly@hotmail.com