Young talent on show at St Joseph's

First published in North West

ST JOSEPH'S Hall was packed when over 200 youngsters from the Nowt2Do? project showcased their talents in Leigh.

Wednesday evening began with a film produced by Nowt2Do? Film Club at Fred Longworth High School, Tyldesley that highlighted some of the difficulties young people face and how the Nowt2Do? Project can help by creating diversionary activities.

Vocalists Emma Baird and Kieran Hollingsworth sang solo and dance groups performed over routines including a solo performance by Danielle Pollitt-Walmsley.

The Nowt2Do? Project instigator, PC Andy Wright, the school based Police officer for Fred Longworth High School, explained: "All the activities are free of charge and include football, dance, drama, film club, rockskool, samba band, model plane flying club, table tennis, badminton and more.

"The project started as a 10 week trial in January 2009 and has been running ever since such is the demand."

PC Wright also runs the project from St Mary's Catholic High School, Bedford High School and Westleigh High School.

The Nowt2Do? Project is all about prevention, early intervention and reducing anti-social behaviour by some young people.

PC Wright said: "The show was amazing, It's wonderful to see so many young people enjoying themselves. Lets get young people engaged in safe, meaningful activities at an early age. Let's also demonstrate that the majority of our young people are not causing problems in the community."

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