FREE skateboard sessions were so successful over half-term they resulted in 100 percent positive feedback.

The John Cattle Skate Club ran four hours of skateboard lessons over the half term holiday, funded by Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council and Shaping Newport, in response to previous episodes of anti-social behaviour in town and claims there was nothing for youngsters to do.

Several children, mainly aged between 12 and 16, turned up to learn the new skill.

John said: "There was a great take-up for these sessions. A lot of the kids that came along had never been on a board before, and over half of those attending came to more than one session.

"They really got into the sessions and everyone did really well. We asked everyone who attended to evaluate what they thought of the sessions and we're pleased to say we got 100 per cent positive feedback on every session from everyone who came along."

Skate Club manager Zoe Thompson added: "We're really pleased with the response to these sessions. Parents in particular gave us some great feedback, and really welcomed having a new activity in Newport.

"The parish council and Shaping Newport have been really supportive and because of the success of the half-term sessions have agreed to fund an extra six sessions, so even more teenagers can get involved."

The new sessions will run at The Pavilion, Victoria Rec, on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm, starting today (26). The sessions are free but booking is necessary. Call or text John on 07917891555 to book.