NEW: Forest Chi commences May 10th at the Pavilion

Image: Forest-Chi (Kate Dixon)

Image: Forest-Chi (Kate Dixon)The practice of Tai Chi is well known to improve health in body and mind, easing stress and tension, strengthening core muscles and building vitality. This is combined with the mindfulness of focusing on the moves, on what is happening in nature in each moment and with the way that being out in nature can lift the spirits. This can be an uplifting and transformative practice for the whole person. Continue reading NEW: Forest Chi commences May 10th at the Pavilion

July 7th-22nd: Sports & Fitness Festival 2018

Image: SWYG 2017 - PHOTO: Sean Hernon/PPAUK

Image: SWYG 2017 - PHOTO: Sean Hernon/PPAUKCelebrate the fantastic local sporting and recreational scene with activities for all ages and abilities. Promotes health, gives people opportunities to try new activities and link up with ongoing sessions, offers families opportunities to be active together and gets  people together to have fun!

Includes Sports Sunday – July 22nd.

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Lantern Making for Sport and Art

Okehampton Lanterns Lantern making will be part of the Sport & Art days this half term.

We are please to announce that Lantern building will be an option at the OCRA half term holidays activities in preparation for the Okehampton Lanterns procession on Friday 15th February. Continue reading Lantern Making for Sport and Art

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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

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Volleyball Club

VolleyballExciting & fast moving game, great fun to play, come along, bring friends or work colleagues to the weekly session. All abilities welcome.

Activity type / sport / club: Volleyball
When: Friday – Term Time Only
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Venue: Parklands Leisure Centre
Who it’s aimed at: Aged 14 +
Cost: £3 per week

Contact details: 01837 318010 – vicki@ocrasport.org.uk

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Triathlon 9-14 years

Triathlon, SWYG, PPAUKActivities to develop each child’s love of triathlon and physical activity in a fun, encouraging and progressive atmosphere. The children will improve their bike handling skills; transition skills; running technique as well as their agility, balance and coordination. Coached swim sessions will focus on skills that boost a child’s confidence and ability to take part in triathlons.

Activity type / sport / club: Triathlon – running, swimming,cycling (bike/run/transition sessions: extra swim sessions to be arranged)
When: Friday, Term time only – starting Sept 15th – October 13th 2017 5 weeks
Time: 4-5pm
Venue: Basketball courts and field by the Pavilion
Who it’s aimed at: children, bike and run sessions all abilities catered for – swim sessions cater for N.S. stage 7 and above
Cost: £3 per session
Contact details: Juliet Paterson, BTF Level 2 Coach, j.pattie@yahoo.co.uk, 07792 933992

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Trampolining

OCRA trampoliningOCRA Gym and Trampoline Club incorporating OCRA Flyers: fun club and great coaches. Trampolining and double-mini trampolining to competition level. Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions for ages 6+, 9+ and teens.

Activity type / sport / club: Trampolining
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays following term-times
Time: weekday evenings; Saturday afternoons
Who it’s aimed at: 6+yrs; 9yrs+
Cost: From £4 per session – payable per half-term block
Contact: 01837 318010 or vicki@ocrasport.org.uk

For a full list of Sessions and fees please go to the OCRA Gym and Tramplining Club website.

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Tai Chi

tai-chiTai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition practiced as a graceful form of exercise. Reduce stress and anxiety while improving flexibility and balance.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 10.15-11.30am
Venue: Pavilion in the Park
Who it’s aimed at: Adults
Cost: £4.00 per session
Contact: Pippa Cherrington – 01837 851218 or 07889532982: email cherrington475@btinternet.com