Young volunteers pilot scheme

Shot of the Princes Trust team who are creating a space at The Centre in St John's Street for activities for 10-14 year olds as well as a quiet area where people can come to do homework.
Shot of the Princes Trust team who are creating a space at The Centre in St John's Street for activities for 10-14 year olds as well as a quiet area where people can come to do homework.
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AN ENTHUSIASTIC group of teenagers are responsible for piloting a programme in Bury St Edmunds which is to be rolled out across the Eastern region.

As part of the Government’s National Citizen Service programme, which asks young people to volunteer to work together to deliver community projects, a group of around 15 teenagers have given up their summer holidays.

Working with the Prince’s Trust, which is one of several agents delivering the scheme, the group of 15 to 17-year-olds have spent the last two weeks enhancing their communication and team skills from a base at West Suffolk College.

Now they are going ahead with their idea to create a space at The Centre, in St John’s Street, Bury, for children aged from 10 to 14.

The space, due to open on August 27, will consist of a quiet area for homework and an area for activities such as sports and cooking.

“I’m so proud to be working with these young people, they’re so motivated,” said programme leader for Bury, Steve Clarke.