Young people from the Corsham community area came out in force last night, Wednesday 22 October, to experience some of the facilities on offer at the new Springfield Community Campus.
The free event, open to young people aged 13-19, was initiated by the Corsham Area Board to increase participation of young people at the campus as well as to showcase just some of the facilities that are available to young people.
Over 60 young people from the Corsham community area attended the event and took part in a range of activities from free taster sessions on the climbing wall, to baking lessons in the training kitchen.
Tycjan, 12, Corsham resident and pupil at the Corsham School, said “its pretty fun – the climbing is enjoyable and the instructors were really good at showing me what to do. I also tried some cooking and I really enjoyed it”.
As well as participating in fun activities at the campus, the young people in attendance were asked to share their views on what activities and facilities for young people they wanted to see in their community. These views will be fed into Corsham’s new Local Youth Network, which is the new community-led model for the delivery of positive activities for young people.
An upcoming event on Tuesday 4 November from 7-9pm at the campus will see young people brought together with representatives of youth groups and organisations to help shape priorities for local young people.
Councillor Philip Whalley, local member for Corsham Town said “it has been fantastic to see so many local young people coming along to sample the facilities available to them here at the campus.
“We’ve also been able to seek some valuable feedback from them which will help to shape the future priorities of our new Local Youth Network”.
Further information on the new Local Youth Network for Corsham, and the upcoming event on 4 November, is available from Corsham’s new Community Youth Officer; Xina Hart –firstname.lastname@example.org .