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Teenagers show their community spirit
A GROUP of Warndon youngsters are turning their attention to organising a free music event and fun day.
The 12 teenagers are helping to stage the occasion in conjunction with Worcester Community Trust and Engage4Life to take place on Friday, August 31, from 2pm to 6pm on the playing fields behind Warndon Youth and Community Centre, Worcester.
It forms part of their work on the National Citizen Service initiative, which aims to build a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by encouraging 15 to 17-year-olds to participate in constructive activities during the summer holidays.
The family-friendly day will include workshops celebrating diversity, face-painting, sports activities, a bouncy castle, inflatables and more.
Kate Baynham, of Worcester Community Trust, said: “The progress and enthusiasm the young people have shown has been incredible.
“They’ve gained new skills and really challenge themselves to learn and contribute their time to benefit others.
“They managed to put this all together in only three weeks. Some of them are going to continue volunteering within the community after this project finishes.”
Some of the acts already confirmed include folk band Filtered by Design, indie rockers Time of the Mouth, acoustic act Kelly James and rock from Rejected Therapy.
The teenagers have been volunteering over a three-week period and have already faced a number of challenges, including making films, writing and producing their own music and developing their own business ideas.
In addition, they held a fund-raiser on Cranham Drive where they washed cars and sold cakes to collect £70 for the youth and community centre.