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Mayor challenges ‘bored’ youngsters

 
Created on 10/01/2011 @ 13:35
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Welshpool’s Mayor has laid down a challenge to the town’s youngsters who say they have nothing to do and are ‘bored’.
 
Mayor Estelle Bleavas has reacted after meeting the town’s youngsters and hearing the common complaint that they felt they were being overlooked.
 
In response, the Mayor’s Challenge has been created which will invite young people to engage in a range of activity to win credits that will count towards either gold, silver or bronze awards.
 
“The concept was created after the Mayor met young people on the street and listened to what would interest them,” said Town Clerk Robert Robinson. “The idea of the Mayor’s Challenge was born for young people aged between six to 14. From 14 there is the D of E Award scheme. The Youth Council was consulted and they suggested two schemes, one for six to 11 and one for 11 to 14 year olds.”
 
To qualify for an award, youngsters must complete challenges in four sections – adventure, skill, service and physical. Completing two from each will qualify for bronze while three and four will see the participant recognised with the silver or gold award respectively.
 
The activity can be completed with friends, at home, at school or with an organisation such as a youth club, Scouts or Guides. To start the challenge, youngsters must register with the Town Clerk's Office and obtain a copy of the record of achievement.
 
The challenge can be completed by any young person who lives within the Welshpool Town Council boundary or attends a school within the town. The record of achievement should be signed off by a responsible adult and a roll of honour will be published in the Council Records and awards will be presented by the Mayor.
 
For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s office on 01938 553142 or by text on 07767 267830.
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