Get up and Go
Get Up and Go (GUAG) is our activity programme that targets young people up to the age of 25. Get Up and Go offers a wide range of focused and quality programmes, from holiday camps, schools programmes, play programmes, education courses and workshops to supporting many young people organisations etc.
Many of the community sessions are bookable and are FREE or low cost, and the menu of activity’s is well worth checking out!
To book an activity please use our Get Up and Go online booking system. For regular non-bookable activity view our events pages and the What's Happening magazine or contact the team for further info.
Now part of the Get Up and Go programme, Chorley is proud to have the Streetmark award to deliver Streetgames-style activity, offering up to 20 different sports with an urban style. The project works closely with Streetgames, the national charity and is one of the few being delivered in Lancashire. It has gone from strength to strength, delivering doorstep sport right to the heart of the community, utilising community open spaces, recreation zones, local community buildings and changing the way sport is delivered and taught.
The project targets all young people with a key emphasis on 8-24 years.
Part of this ground-breaking project is our Co-operative Streetgames Young Volunteer Programme. This works with 16-25 year old young people aiming to give them the skills, confidence and positive responsibility to then re–invest their ability back into the community. For more information visit the Streetgames website or get in touch with us if you would like to join the programme (Minimum age 16 maximum age 25).
Sportivate in Chorley is part of a national project aimed at getting more 14-25 year olds back into sport, or to keep those taking part involved. Unique sports, over 6-8 session blocks, take place at a range of venues over the year.
From scuba diving to modern pentathlon, boxing to dance, we have it all on offer for teenagers and young men and women. The sports offered are different to your run-of-the-mill activities and well worth a look keep an eye out for brand new projects in 2013/14 . For more information contact us or use the link to Sports England - sportivate.
Chorley is the only area in Lancashire to deliver this unique project aimed at getting young women, aged 16-25 years old, active and healthy.
Working alongside the national ‘Us Girls Team’ at Streetgames, we provide an opportunity for any young woman to get into sport or physical activity. It’s all about fun, fitness and friends.
If you’re a young woman, aged 16-25, we would love to hear from you, come and join our group. We have also just started our brand new Us Girls Alive Clubs for 16-25 years old young women, these unique lifestyle clubs cover anything from fashion, sport, arts, travel, you name it and it will be there. Chorley is proud to be one of the few areas in the country to run the clubs which are led by “Your Amazing CiC” our local delivery partner. If this project appeals to you, get in touch!
You can find all you need to know for the holiday periods in our What's Happening magazine or the online booking system. Places are limited and will be updated prior to each holiday period.
Schools Events and projects
2012 saw the biggest primary schools programme in sport with “Chorley 2012” this year we are back with our “One Step Beyond” programme to celebrate the legacy of London 2012 and look forward to next years Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This years sports in the programme include BMX, Handball, Table Tennis, Fencing and many more diverse offers even including poetry! Staff regularly visit primary and secondary schools to deliver short courses in many sports and to provide links to many local clubs in Chorley.
Reach up and Go
This is our unique programme funded by and working in partnership with Lancashire County Council, to provide activities for children and young people with disabilities. The project delivers specific programmes in arts and sport and also helps with assistance for young people to access regular activity.