No break for Sheffield club’s summer learners

Youngsters from Woodthorpe Youth Club are given special recognition awards
Youngsters from Woodthorpe Youth Club are given special recognition awards
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Busy youngsters have dedicated their summer break to a whole new kind of learning.

Children at Woodthorpe youth centre in Sheffield were given special recognition after completing a packed programme during the school holidays.

Sheffield Futures, South Yorkshire Police and the city council welcomed teenagers from Woodthorpe, Manor, Wybourn and surrounding areas for six weeks of learning and activities.

With everything from cooking, fire safety and drug awareness sessions on offer, the scheme meant the 10 to 15-year-olds beat the boredom while being shaped into model citizens.

Daryl Curtis, aged 14, who took part, said: “I like coming here, it gives me somewhere to meet my friends and something to do.

“Over the summer we have done quite a lot and I have enjoyed the workshops.

“We watched a film about fire safety where a girl was badly burned in a fire. It told us about the consequences of people throwing cigarettes out of car windows.”

Youth worker Sam Kerry-Hague said: “It’s been a fantastic summer programme. We worked really hard on it.”

During term time the centre in Chadwick Road, Woodthorpe will be open to young people every Monday and Tuesday night from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

Sam added: “We’d love more members once school starts.”