The Isle’s young people are encouraged to get involved in community activities, for which they could be rewarded by ‘The Young Mayor’s New Year Award’.
North Lincolnshire Council is to introduce the new award for young people aged between 11 and 14 years old. It is designed to encourage them to take part in fun and challenging activities, and reward them for making positive use of their free time.
Alex Noakes, the Young Mayor of North Lincolnshire, will act as a role model and will offer support to those who take part.
The Award is flexible with activities tailored to meet the needs of individuals. The programme will progress each year and become consistently more challenging.
It is split into four categories: Let’s Help – Helping a member of the community; Let’s Get Active – Taking part in a physical activity; Let’s Learn – Learning a skill; Let’s Explore – Learning about navigation and exploring the local area.
Staff experienced in delivering the Duke of Edinburgh programme designed the new project, that will prepare young people under 14 years old for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
The Young Mayor’s New Year Award aims to encourage personal and social development without the need to complete folders of written work. Each young person will be given a record booklet that gives ideas, but they will be able to plan their own programme that begins next week. It can be completed at any Youth Pursuits sessions in North Lincolnshire.
To find out more about how to get started, visit the Youth Pursuits website (www.youthpursuits.co.uk) and for details of where and when the sessions will be held visit www.yap-yapp.com.