A spook-tacular EPIC time promised at Conisbrough Castle

Archery and sword fencing will be on the menu when Doncaster’s youth crime prevention service, delivered by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, takes part in a Spook-tacular event at Conisbrough Castle later this month.

The free activities, for those aged between 11 and 17, are to be offered by EPIC (Encouraging Potential, Inspiring Change) as part of the half term holiday event on Saturday 28 October.

Specially trained staff will deliver the archery and sword fencing between 11am and 4pm.

The teams are no strangers to the castle as they ran activities there in August as part of their summer scheme.

Team EPIC’s aim is to support and challenge young people about the consequences of getting involved in crime and encourage them instead to participate in positive activities, in a bid to divert them from anti-social behaviour and crime in the community.

EPIC lead on the castle event, Stephen Cole, said: “It was a great success when we ran the activities in the summer, and young people took away the key message that becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime presents many risk for their future. We’re hoping to see lots of young people there at the end of October. Our offer is always a good balance of positive activities with highlighting the risk.”

English Heritage are offering free entry to the castle, where other activities will include a bird of prey display, the Medieval Medicine Woman, free face painting, craft activities and a fancy dress competition.

For more information about the archery and fencing, contact the EPIC team on 01302 736152 or visit www.doncasterchildrenstrust.co.uk  


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