FROM nail art and designing your own T-shirt to drama and drumming, students from the University of Chester have organised a fun afternoon for teenagers to try something new and express themselves creatively.
The Make Your Mark event, which takes place at All Saints Church in Hoole from 2.30-8.30pm on Saturday, March 8, offers something for all young people to enjoy, including football, basketball and a battle of the bands.
The day is being funded and co-ordinated by about 20 students on the university’s Christian Youth Work programme, which requires them to organise, manage and deliver a community event for local youngsters.
Student Ruth Betteridge said: “This event is about giving young people the opportunity to express themselves in a creative way and make their mark. It has been challenging to organise but we have learned a lot working as a group.”
Fellow student Jenna Fish added: “Having the opportunity to arrange an event on this scale has been a great experience for us and it’ll be a very enjoyable day for any young people that come along. We would particularly encourage youth clubs to join us.”
Aimed primarily at 14 to 18year-olds, funding for the event has been generated by a series of student activities, including a promise auction and pre-Christmas carol singing in Chester city centre.
Tickets cost £2 and should be bought in advance, although it will also be possible to pay on the door. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.makeyourmarkchester.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a text message to 07511 726004.