AN EVENING of celebration brought the council’s Wikid Summer project for young people to a close.
The event at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall marked the achievements of youngsters who took part in the four-week programme of holiday activities.
Every year Wikid Summer gives young people aged 11 to 16 years, identified through referral agencies, the chance to extend their physical, social and personal development through a specially-designed programme of activities.
They were given the opportunity to try out a variety of activities and trips, including cooking, multi-sports, water sports, climbing walls, graffiti workshops and drama activities.
At the finale evening each participant was presented with a certificate for their achievements, with a special award going to Jack Gibson to acknowledge his enthusiasm and positive attitude throughout the scheme.
Sarah Parry, the borough council’s community development officer, said: “Wikid Summer is a fantastic project which gives young people who wouldn’t get the opportunity otherwise to get involved in a whole spectrum of activities.
“It aims to develop skills, help them to embrace what they have learned and then continue taking part in activities after the scheme ends.”
She added: “It’s great to see the young people blossom over the four-week programme, challenge their abilities and forge new friendships. Thank you to all the activity providers, funders and sponsors who make this scheme possible.
“Thanks to the Community Safety Partnership for their commitment to the scheme, and the Porsche Centre and Nike Factory Store, both based at Cheshire Oaks, for their ongoing support.”