Atlantis Leisure lock-in deemed ‘huge success’

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Atlantis Leisure was home to 140-plus high school pupils on Friday night for the annual ‘lock-in’.

The event sees S1 pupils spending the night in the leisure centre to raise money for Hope2Oban – a charity that supports young people in Oban and the surrounding areas.

The 11- and 12-year-olds arrived at Atlantis at 9pm on Friday night and the police locked the doors at 9.30pm. The pupils were left inside the premises until 8am the next day.

Kevin Keen, sports co-ordinator, said: ‘The October 2018 lock-in was a huge success. We weren’t quite sure how it would go given that it was the first time we have run this event at this time in the year.

‘The 140-plus S1 pupils who attended were an absolute joy to have the whole night and were an absolute credit to themselves.

‘This event couldn’t have run smoothly without the great partnership between H20, Atlantis Leisure, the Youth Cafe and Oban High School.

‘I’d like to give a special mention to all the volunteers who came in and gave up their Friday night to help make it such a great night. In particular, I’d really like to thank the exemplary sixth-year volunteers, who became an integral part of the team on the night.’

The young people were able to play football, rugby, ping pong, giant Jenga, lacrosse, as well as dance, and do arts and crafts.

In addition, the pupils were able to use the gym and swimming pool, including the inflatables.