Blyth youngsters encouraged to join Army led activities

29 Aug 2017

Youngsters living in the Blyth area aged between 11 and 18 are being encouraged to sign up to a free programme being led by the British Army.

The six week programme starts on September 14th, and will offer youngsters the chance to take part is a series of team building and leadership challenges.

The weekly courses will be held between 5pm and 6pm at the Army Reserve Centre on Cowpen Road.

It follows the success of a similar course organised as part of the Newsham Community Matters project, developed by Northumberland County Council.

The LifeSKILLS programme is aimed at promoting Practical Leadership and Team-building (PLT), personal development and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project.

It is hoped that the project will help to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area by engaging
young people in hands-on, outside the classroom activities such as teambuilding and sporting
activities.

Numbers for the course are limited and anyone interested is asked to pre-register by September 7th, by emailing Northumberland County Council’s Resident Involvement Officer Aileen Barrass, aileen.barrass@northumberland.gov.uk