Kids plan future of estates

BREAK dancing, graffiti art and 'human table football' are some of the activities lined up for youngsters living on Weston's housing estates. Young people in Weston's South Ward are being invited to an 'events day' on June 1 as part of a project to try to

BREAK dancing, graffiti art and 'human table football' are some of the activities lined up for youngsters living on Weston's housing estates.Young people in Weston's South Ward are being invited to an 'events day' on June 1 as part of a project to try to help them start planning the future of the estates on which they live.They have already been helping the South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership and North Somerset Housing organise the day at Weston St John's Football Club in Coleridge Road and hope to get more youngsters involved in beginning to form a new youth group for the Bournville, Coronation, Oldmixon and Potteries estates.The group will try to find out how the young people would like their estates to change, and eventually influence what could be created in the area using a share of the £3.7million awarded to the management board by the Government.To prepare for the event, some of the youngsters have been taking photos of what they like, dislike and would like to see change on the four estates. On June 1, they will talk about what the purpose and role of the youth group should be before indulging in a free barbecue lunch.After lunch a graffiti workshop will be held where children will use spray paint to show how they would like the youth group to look.There will be a break dancing demonstration before organisers help the youngsters plan the next steps and when to meet next.Afterwards there will be 'inflatable human table football', more break dancing and sports like football or netball. The day starts at 12noon, for more details call 01934 426664.


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