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Ross Papercraft 2014

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by admin

On Sunday 18th May Ecclesfield Community Sports Centre hosted its first Ross Papercraft Show in partnership with Active8-Sheffield, this popular nationwide event took over our Sports Hall and Classroom areas to convert our facilities into a world of paper craft.

The show featured a whole host of crafting workshops, activities and stalls all open to the public with over 350 people attending the event to have a go at new crafts, purchase new collections and pick up tips from the paper crafting experts.

There were a variety of different stalls and workshops taking part in the show, all showing off their skills, new techniques and materials for all manner of painting, stamping, quilting, engraving and card making crafts, more details for these and Ross Papercraft Shows can be found at:

We would like to say thank you to Ross Papercraft for using our venue to create such a successful event; we hope that this is the first of many to come.

Please get in touch with us on 0114 2402308  or to find out how you can run an event like this in any of our facilities.







Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by admin

We are looking to add to our team of Leisure Staff from May 2013 please see our employment section for further details.

Mosborough Fun Camp

Posted on: May 26th, 2010 by admin

Mosborough Fun Camp is running during the June Half Term on Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. To book your place please contact Steve on 0114 2402038 or email at

Mosborough Fun Day Camp Flyer

Fun Camp Registration Form

We look forward to seeing you there

Mosborough Fun Camp

Posted on: April 19th, 2010 by admin

ACTIVE ALVIN rocked into the Mosborugh fun camp over the half term to the delight of the children that attended.  Alvin showed off his new dance moves to the background music ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and a chorus of ALVIN, ALVIN, ALVIN from the kids.  Some of the kids got the chance to have a boogy with Alvin before he had to be on his way.  He did however manage to get some photos taken with the group.

The 6 day camp proved to be the most successful since we started running with consistently high numbers joining in the fun!  Even Mr Dickinson the school caretaker joined in a game of heads, shoulders, knees and toes to prove he still had what it takes.

Various arts and crafts were done throughout the camp including some origami and also chinese lanterns.  These looked fantastic and the kids were able to take there efforts home to show off.

Included in the fun were some competitions that involved a mixture of sharades and win, lose or draw!  The groups found this to be a success and challenge whilst also sharing a giggle with each other.

As always some of the favourite games were done in the hall including foxes & rabbits, flies & lizards & musical mats.  We were lucky enough to have mainly dry weather with some of the days being pretty warm.  This allowed us to venture outside where we could play a variety of games outside.  Walking the plank with sharky sharkies awaiting to jump proved very popular.

Thank you to everyone involved in the camp, making it such a fun place to be.  This includes the kids, parents, staff & school and we look forward to seeing you all for the next camp in the holidays.

If you would like any further information on the next holiday camp or the saturday club please Contact Us.

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Sports Hall Closures

Posted on: April 15th, 2010 by admin

Due to exams King Edwards sportshall will be closed on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th April. We will reopen on Wednesday 28th April.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, if you would like to enquire as to whether your booking can be moved to another facility or venue please contact us on 01142402308 or



Ecclesfield Sports Hall Closed

Posted on: January 6th, 2010 by admin

Unfortunately due to exams the Sports Hall will be closed from 10:00 pm on Tuesday 12 January 2010 – 8:00 am on Wednesday 20 January 2010.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused, please feel free to contact us to see if you can be relocated for your session at another of our sites.


Nathan Reid

Sports Leaders

Posted on: December 10th, 2009 by admin

Activity Sheffield supported by Active8Sheffield are running a Sports Leaders Course starting in January. One course in being run at Ecclesfield Community Sports Centre & the other at King Edwards Community Sports Centre.

Please see the below links for further information on the courses which are free on completion of the course & voluntary hours. The course is a nationally recognised qualification and is ideal for anyone wanting to gain further knowledge & experience of activity coaching including sports, fun & games.



Sports Centre Closures

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 by admin

Fir Vale Sports Centre

Unfortunately due to a school presentation evening the sports centre will be closed on Thursday 10th December 2009, it will re-open as normal on Friday 11th December 2009.

Ecclesfield Sports Centre

Unfortunately due to exams the Sports Hall will be closed from 10:00 pm on Friday 4 December 2009 – 8:00 am on Monday 4 January 2010.

King Edwards Sports Centre

Unfortunately due to maintenance work in the sports hall it will be closed from 10:00 pm on Friday 18 December until 8:00 am Monday 4 January 2010.

Tapton Sports Centre

Unfortunately due to maintenance work in the sports hall it will be closed from 10:00 pm on Friday 4 December until 8:00 am Monday 7 December 2009.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused, please feel free to contact us to see if you can be relocated for this session.


Nathan Reid

Tennis, Badminton & Fun Camp at King Edwards Lower School & Ecclesfield Secondary School

Posted on: June 19th, 2009 by admin

Interserve Active8 will be holding their first tennis, badminton & fun camps during the summer holidays. The course will run at King Edwards on a Tuesday & at Ecclesfield on a Wednesday for a 6-week period (To see dates please view flyer below). The days run from 10.00am – 3.00pm. The course is for children between the ages of 6 and 14. Included throughout the camp will be various fun games and exercises plus an opportunity to practice and learn skills in tennis & badminton.

There is a limited number of places available so please book in advance, this also helps with getting the correct number of coaches so that your child gets maximum benefit from the camp. On selected sessions there will be a qualified tennis coach leading the session.

If you are not able to book in advance then you can drop by on the day but places will only be given subject to availability, so book now to avoid disappointment.

The course leader is Steve Little, an experienced member of our staff who is CRB checked as will any additional coaches during the camp





Chinese New Year

Posted on: March 6th, 2009 by admin

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The event is organised by the Sheffield & District Chinese Association to celebrate the year of the Ox which is one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. The Chinese New Year day was on 26th Jan 2008. Normally there are 15 days of celebration period. Our celebration day was on 1st Feb 2008 (Sunday). The year of the ox is suppose to be hard working and fruitful. A person who is born in the year of the ox is suppose to be loyal and persistent in the pursue of their course.

Amongst the guests attended were

  • The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (the Queen’s representative), Mr. David Moody
  • The Lord Mayor and Consort of Sheffield (Cllr. Jane Bird and Mr. Roger Bird)
  • The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield (Cllr. Fred Qualyle and Mrs. Shirley Boulton)
  • Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr. Paul Scriven
  • Representative of the Leader of Labour Cllrs., Cllr. Joe Pye
  • Others Cllrs. were also present together with leaders of community groups, King Edward VII school teachers and of course representative of Interserve Education!

Our association also organised Chinese language Classes which is based King Edward VII School Upper School at Glossop Road. It is administrated under the name of Sheffield & District Chinese School. The school operates during normal main stream school term time every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. There are Mandarin and Cantonese Classes for children and adults. Levels from beginners to G.C.S.E.

On behalf of our association, I would like to thank you and Interserve for the assistanace and co-operation during the past few years. We are particularly grateful to the staff who are based in King Edward VII Lower School who have gone out all the way to make sure that our event has gone on smoothly and successfully.