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Eight Knutsford youngsters aspire to improve their skills
11:30am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
EIGHT youngsters from Knutsford have been boosted after attending a 16-week course designed to improve their skills.
The Knutsford Local Area Partnership has provided the opportunity for the youngsters to take part in the course designed to improve their skills, build confidence and raise their awareness.
The ASPIRE project was based at The Welcome on Longridge, and involved a range of partner agencies including the police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue, HMP Manchester, Cheshire East Youth Service, volunteers at The Welcome and other partners to deliver a series of weekly sessions to provide information and activities to develop the skills of the young people.
The project required the young people to attend every session and receive consent from their parents, who were also encouraged to attend a couple of the sessions to support the programme.
On Wednesday, February 27 at The Shaw Heath Social Club a celebration event was held to recognise the achievement of all the young people who had completed the course.
They each received a number of certificates from the Deputy Mayor of Knutsford and representatives from the main partner agencies.
Plans are now being made for the eight young people to continue and complete the bronze award of the Duke of Edinbrugh in the Summer.
The youngsters were Bobby Comeley, Leah Toon, Sam Groves, Bradley Preston, Chelsea Jones, Chelsea Murphy, Jess Hall and Emma Robertson.