THIS certainly beats school!

Eight-year-olds Storm Jacob-Smith, front, and Jacob-Smith were among of dozens of youngsters spending some of their school summer holidays at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre, which is putting on multi-sports sessions to keep youngsters aged from seven to 13 amused.

Team leader Dylan Davies said: “The drop-in classes have been really successful.

“They get to choose what they do, from five-a-side, to unihoc, to kwik cricket.

“We mix it up a bit with arts and crafts sessions.

“The kids moan when they have to go home.”

The Multi Sport Activity Camp is one of several activities put on for children in the school holidays by Oxford City Council’s leisure centres. Other sessions include trampolining, rounders, squash and tennis.

Picture: Andrew Walmsley