Monday, 17 September 2007
Thurrock Council is reporting a summer of success as its activities programme for young people came to an end.
A partnership including Council education staff, local schools and several other organisations developed an extensive programme of summer activities for children and young people across the borough with activities ranging from sports to circus skills and African drumming to building robots.
"We've received all of the feedback from the young people that took part in the activities and it's been extremely positive," said Annie Iwerebor who was lead officer for the programme.
"It's the first year we've put such an intense and varied season of activities on and both the Council and our partners are very happy with the results."
Councillor Mike Revell, Cabinet Member for Children's Services praised the activities. "By providing young people across Thurrock with meaningful, educational and most of all fun activities throughout the summer break, these children have learnt, broadened their horizons and channelled their efforts and energy into being productive.
"Too often today young people are viewed in a negative light and schemes such as this summer programme and other parts of the Council's Play Strategy are opportunities for Thurrock's younger residents to disprove this image."