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Entertainment and Activity at Young People’s Day

Friday 19th April 2013

To celebrate the past year of the Royal Greenwich youth service, come and join us for a free day of entertainment at Charlton Athletic Football Club, The Valley, on Friday 10th May.

In April 2012, Charlton Athletic Community Trust was commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to run the borough’s youth service. The Trust will be holding the day to mark this anniversary and to recognise the achievements of young people in the Royal Borough.

There will be a number of free activities for young people to take part in, including a motorbike maintenance workshop, circus workshops, interactive digital arts facilities, indoor rowing, a digital music workshop, dance performances and much more.

Taking place from 5-9pm, the evening will culminate in a spectacular fireworks finale with a human Catherine wheel!

Young people can also take part in a football tournament on The Valley pitch, home of Charlton Athletic FC. To register a team for the tournament, please CLICK HERE

In the past year the youth service, which works with 27 partner organisations, has recorded over 92,000 attendances, with over 5,000 young people accessing the service in total. The service offers 88 regular sessions across the borough each week, covering eight different themes; Digital Media, Skills for Life, Arts and Culture, Sport and Health, Volunteering, Music and Performing Arts, Careers and Employment and Discover Royal Greenwich.

Cllr Jackie Smith, the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said, “Despite unprecedented levels of cuts in Government funding to local authorities, the Royal Borough has been determined to protect its youth services, which play such an important role in helping young people to grow, to express themselves, to build confidence and to achieve, alongside those opportunities provided through formal education.

“The partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust has enabled us not just to protect those services, but to expand and enhance them, and this is certainly something worth celebrating.”

Dave Berry, 95.8 Capital FM Breakfast Show Presenter and Ambassador for the Royal Greenwich Youth Service, who will be attending the event, said, ‘This a fantastic opportunity for young people to come and see what the youth service is all about and what they can get involved in. There is so much for young people to do and this event will hopefully highlight just that.”

Marc Leckie, Head of Youth and Social Inclusion at the Trust, added, ‘We are hoping to recognise the achievements of the young people in Royal Greenwich in what will be a high profile event. A massive thanks must go to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for allowing us to deliver this provision and to all of our partners who have helped us make the Youth Service what is today.”

To find out more, visit:

www.young-greenwich.org.uk/youngpeoplesday

Call: 020 8858 0626

Email: press.officer@cact.org.uk