Image demonstrating Blyth youngsters encouraged to join Army led activities

Blyth youngsters encouraged to join Army led activities

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  
 
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