What’s in a name? – Creative kids to choose new skater name


Organisers are seeking a new name for a popular holiday activity and want youngsters to come up with the title.

Hundreds of youngsters have taken part in the mobile skate park sessions since they were introduced as part of the borough council run Get Out programme in 2008.

The sessions run by the borough council give young people the chance to take their BMX’s, scooters and skate boards on the mobile park that visits a number of locations across the borough.

But now the council is looking for youngsters to come up with a better ‘street-wise’ name for the activity to be publicised in future brochures and on leaflets and posters.

The winner will also be featured in the ‘GO Get Out’ brochure which is distributed to 11,000 school children and families for the next half term break.

Adam Hill, Head of Leisure and Culture at Stafford Borough Council, said:

“These sessions have proved really popular with local youngsters – and we want a name to reflect the amazing tricks and skills shown on the park.

“So we are asking them to come up with something that will appeal to those taking part. The best name will then appear in all our literature promoting the activity with the winner being featured in the next holiday brochure.”

Deadline to enter is Monday 16 September, ready to be included in the brochure promoting the half term Skate Park session on Friday 1 November, at The Barn Youth and Community Centre in Stone. Email suggestions to sportsdevelopment@staffordbc.gov.uk.