North Devon youngsters can try out new activities

YOUNG people in North Devon are being asked to seize the moment" and try out a range of new activities. Free taster events have been set up for 11 to 18-year-olds on a variety of fun activities, including graffiti art, dance and film, cookery and photo

YOUNG people in North Devon are being asked to "seize the moment" and try out a range of new activities. Free taster events have been set up for 11 to 18-year-olds on a variety of fun activities, including graffiti art, dance and film, cookery and photography. It is part of a project called Empowering Young North Devon run by a company called Seize the Moment Ltd, which aims to encourage young people to try out new activities and say what they would like to see provided in the future.Seize the Moment Ltd is working in partnership with North Devon Council which has been awarded �200,000 from the Big Lottery Fund for such projects. Councillor David Butt, Portfolio Holder for Youth and Diversity, said: "This is an excellent opportunity for young people to try out new activities and influence what is available to them in their free time. It is so important to involve young people in these events, because it will help us to identify what activities we should be providing." The first four events are on:* Monday 6 April, 11am - 3pm, Jubilee Hall, Swimbridge;* Tuesday 7 April, 11am - 3pm, Baptist Hall, Combe Martin;* Wednesday 8 April, 11.30am - 3pm, Village Hall, Croyde;* Thursday 9 April, 11am - 3pm, The Hayloft, Lynton.A total of 12 communities will benefit each year from the play workshops over the next three years.Other projects to benefit already from Big Lottery funding include construction of a new play park in Fremington, providing a mobile play bus for Children's Activities Support Programme (CASP) to reach rural areas and cultural based play exhibitions at North Devon Theatres.To join in the taster , contact Jane Elliott on 07773 679559 or visit www.seize-the-moment.net


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