Sunderland student launches website to help families beat boredom

DAY OUT: Scott Anderson, pictured with his stepson Dalton Farrar in Barnes Park, Sunderland.
DAY OUT: Scott Anderson, pictured with his stepson Dalton Farrar in Barnes Park, Sunderland.
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A STUDENT has launched a campaign to beat the boredom with a go-to site to help people get out and about.

Scott Anderson runs I’m Bored North East to champion some of the region’s top spots for families to spend time together, alongside some of the lesser-known locations for them to discover.

Here, they can get some ideas about where I’ve been or ask where a good place to go, and it’s really taken off.

Scott Anderson

The pages now have more than 5,000 followers who have now signed up to posts and alerts.

The idea came after Scott, a mental health nurse student in his first year at Northumbria University, started to make suggestions online.

The 25-year-old from Thorney Close said: “It’s trying to get people out and about and experience things.

“When I was growing up my mam and dad would always take me out to places, and now it’s not something many do now.

“Here, they can get some ideas about where I’ve been or ask where a good place to go, and it’s really taken off.

“With my studies as a mental health nurse I’ve been looking at social isolation and this is really positive from that side of it.”

Scott, who is stepdad to Dalton Farrer, eight, and lives with partner Ashleigh Farrer, 23, is also a volunteer with the North East Autism Society in Sunderland.

His sites feature parks and gardens, animal attractions, museums and historical places, theme parks, walks and visits to scenic locations and outdoor activity centres and can be found via imborednortheast.co.uk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Imborednortheast.