PASTA is whetting the appetite at Clitheroe's Roefield Leisure

Roefield Leisure’s PASTA programme has gone down a treat with both participants and parents.

By Dan Black
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 12:05 pm

The Play and Skills at Teatime Activities scheme, launched in March, is funded by Lancashire County Council and takes place nationally.

The initiative, which takes place on Thursdays at 4pm, empowers families with skills and awareness to build a healthier lifestyle.

Six-week blocks take place for 90 minutes and include an hour of physical activities that change weekly, such as athletics, boxing, fitness, plus many others.

Children get creative with the help of Flavours Cookery School during the Play and Skills at Teatime Activities (PASTA) scheme

This is then followed by a half-an-hour 'taster' session with Flavours Cookery School where participants are invited to make a healthy tea from scratch, with options including veggie burgers, BLT pasta salad and puff pastry pizza.

The aim is to provide youngsters with meal ideas that can be replicated at home while offering them the chance to sample ingredients and dishes that they might not have previously tried.

The programme has been described as “Excellent, fun, with a great range of activities” by one parent, with another adding: “The boys are now inquisitive to try new foods and can’t believe the ingredients used to make them."

The scheme is currently on its third block, though parents are still able to register. It’s also free to those who qualify. For more information, please contact Sarah at Roefield on 01200 442188 or visit www.ribblevalleywellbeing.co.uk/pasta.