FROM sport, through cooking, to science — there's something to suit just about all tastes in Tavistock Community Sports Centre's holiday programme, which has two weeks left to run.

The programme is proving hugely popular, and includes a wide range of activities, quite apart from traditional sports.

Sports centre manager Barry Mountstevens said he was delighted at the take-up this year.

'It's been very good — most of the activities have been really successful — and strangely, some of the ones we weren't expecting to be so popular have been fantastic,' said Barry.

'Mad Science went down a storm, so we are looking to do another one of those, Bikeability has been really good, and drama.

'We've expanded the range of what we are offering to include things like DT and cooking, because we know that sport's not everyone's cup of tea.'

The activities are primarily aimed at children and young people between the ages of eight and 14, although the centre will accept students up to the age of 16.

Next week's programme includes a day's kayaking at Mount Batten on August 17, and a cooking day on August 18.

'With the cooking they've been doing sweet and savoury dishes — it lasts between 10am and 3pm and all the food they make they take home — and hopefully eat!' said Barry.

There are also some courses leading to qualifications coming up — the bronze life saving course for children aged 13 and over is running from August 13 to 17, between 10am and 3pm, and the Rookie Lifeguard course, for children aged eight to 12, runs the following week.

The sports centre is also organising swimming lessons between August 30 and September 5, the last week of the school holidays.

For more information on the activities running for young people at Tavistock College, go to"> or call 01822 813238.