YOUNG people from Chester have been working on a giant project.

Youngsters from Cheshire Youth Going Global, a youth club that meets at New Scene in Newton, are making a giant for Chester’s Carnival of Giants on Sunday June 12.

Aged 12-18, the youngsters have worked with artist Alison Pitt and youth leader Debi Whittaker to create a half-English/half-African giant.

Publicity officer Laura Ferran said: “We are making the giant in two halves to represent the club’s linking global communities mission statement. We are also in the process of raising funds for trips to Gambia in 2012 and 2013.”

The first trip, in February next year, will see six representatives from Cheshire Youth Going Global join forces with six member of Live!, a group of disabled and non-disabled young people, also based at New Scene. An over 18s group also plans to go to Gambia for six weeks to assist in the delivery of a summer scheme.

In 2013 the youngsters are planning a two-week art project with local students in Gambia.

Over the past five years, Chester students have raised about £80,000 for people living in Gambia.

The youngsters travel to Africa to work with local young people on projects which include working within schools, community groups and with GEPADG (Gunjur Environmental Protection and Development Group).