Youth Connexions showcases projects at Potters Bar Carnival
15 June 2016
Youth Connexions carried on the yearly tradition of having our own stand at the Potters Bar Carnival in June; this took place in the grounds of Elm Court Youth and Community Centre in Mutton Lane. This year’s Carnival was particularly special as it coincided with the Queens 90th Birthday celebrations.
Despite a wet start to the day, the weather soon improved and attendance was high. The Youth Connexions team promoted the wide range of services that Youth Connexions delivers to young people in Hertsmere with a particular emphasis on the youth projects based at Elm Court itself. The Duke of Edinburgh Award was another area of focus.
The team engaged with around fifty young people within the target age range and was very pleased to meet with some of the young adults who have benefited from our service in the past. There was also considerable interest shown by parents of teenagers and local community figures in the range of services on offer to young people.
Ellis Weintrob, Senior Youth Worker, Hertsmere said “This event really brings the community together. It’s important that we are there to showcase some of the vital work that we have been doing with local young people.”
Community artist Mark Tanti, who delivers craft project work for Youth Connexions, was present and worked with the young people to create designs for their own T-Shirts. With the aid of safety equipment they were shown the correct way to use spray paints and stencils to bring their own designs to fruition.
Ben, of Potters Bar who is aged 15 said, “I love the way that Youth Connexions provides activities that we are actually into!”