Youth Connexions launch 'Upper Highway' Youth Project

06 June 2016

Youth Connexions has announced the launch of a new youth project based at Upper Highway Scout Hut in Abbots Langley, with support from Watford Community Housing Trust. The project, aimed at young people aged 13 to 19, was launched in April and runs every Wednesday from 6 - 8pm during term time.

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Building camp fires and barbequing are just two of the many skills young people can learn

Young people have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of personal and social developmental opportunities and activities such as arts and crafts, cookery skills, and indoor and outdoor sports as well as outdoor bush craft skills such as building camp fires, barbecuing and cooking on fire pits, under the guidance and support of a team of youth workers. 

The initiative was put in place as a direct result of an annual survey carried out by Youth Connexions, in which local young people requested an outdoor and activity-based project.

Rob Henney, youth worker in charge of the project, said: “This is a new and exciting project for local young people. One of the aims is to provide opportunities for them to gain an insight into a variety of different outdoor activities, encouraging them to pursue a healthy lifestyle and introducing them to worthwhile activities within a supportive and safe environment.”

Watford Community Housing Trust’s Community Development Officer, Jackie Tyrrell, said: “I am delighted to be working with Youth Connexions once again on behalf of the Trust. Helping young people reach their full potential is very important to us as an organisation. Residents have told us that they feel there is a lack of activities for young people in the community, so we are thrilled to be able to provide support through our Community Development Fund.”

To find out more, contact the Youth Work Team Leader for Three Rivers Kips Green on 01442 454060 or email youthconnexions.threerivers@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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