Outlet shopping centre, Freeport Fleetwood, hosts free summer school taught by sports professionals


A host of superstar teachers including David Aliu, the six foot six basketball star of the BBL Cheshire Nix team, plus the Bury Blue Devils, the women’s National League division two team, are leading classes this summer at outlet shopping centre, Freeport Fleetwood.

All lessons at the ‘Cool School’ have been based upon the idea of ‘things I’d like to learn.’ Taking advice from customers and their children, Freeport Fleetwood said it has designed a programme of free lessons ranging from basketball, to fashion design, to DJ skills.

John Magee, the centre manager at Freeport Fleetwood, said: “If you’re looking to entertain the kids this summer and want them to learn some new skills, we’ve got it covered. From hip hop to basketball, graffiti to circus skills, there’s something for everyone and they’re all free.

‘We’ve partnered with professional sports stars and industry professionals to deliver a challenging and fun programme of ‘Cool School’ events. It’s all the things you wished you could learn at school, but that they don’t teach! Don’t be bored this summer, come down, get involved and make new friends.”

Free summer events include:

Thursday 14 August 2014

Hip Hop and Circus Skills

Thursday 21 August 2014

Graffiti and DJ

Thursday 29 August 2014

Basketball and smoothie bike

Classes take place every Thursday from 1pm – 6pm at Freeport Fleetwood and kids will be in with a chance of winning prizes for attending two, three or four weekly sessions.

With 700 free car parking spaces and more than 45 stores, Freeport Fleetwood is popular with families looking to enjoy leisure activities or find their favourite brands at up to 60 per cent less than the usual RRP.

The outlet centre offers a wide choice of fashion, homewares, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including Moss, M&S Outlet, Jeff Banks and GAP Outlet.  There is a wealth of locations in which to refuel too – whether it’s a light bite at Costa Coffee or a laid-back lunch in the Bay Tea Rooms.

Late night shopping is also available every Thursday until 8pm.