Brighton Skate Scheme

You may have read in previous emails that, as part of my role with Brighton and Hove Skateparks Association, I’ve been helping organise Brighton Skate Scheme.

This project, which is funded by Sport England and The National Lottery Community Fund, aims to bring the benefits of skateboarding to children who may not usually have the chance to skate.

The scheme includes two skate courses, one for the kids over at City Academy Whitehawk and the other at Loxdale for both young asylum seekers and refugees AND children local to the area (sign up here).

would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about the course for young asylum seekers and refugees. As a result of everyone’s help, we’ve managed to get some sign-ups which I’m extremely happy about.

The other part of the project is a deck design workshop for attendees of the courses. The idea is for the participants to design their own board while giving used decks a new lease of life with some fresh grip and some spray paint before the kids are let loose on them.

To run this we’ve been relying on the generosity of the skate community for donations of used decks. Thanks so much for everyone’s donations.

There are still some spaces remaining on our Loxdale course and we don’t want any spots going to waste! If you know anyone in the Portslade/Mile Oak/Hangleton area who might be interested in signing their child up to a free skateboarding course then please let them know.

Here is the link to the sign-up form.

Thanks again for all your help with this and apologies for the constant requests!

Brighton Skate Scheme – Skate with Jack

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