January 20, 2009
sixty Highbridge youngsters attend first Dreamscheme session
in Highbridge have launched a new youth project this week which
will encourage young people in the area to help improve their
Dreamscheme initiative sees people aged between 8 and 16 years
old come together and take part in community work, and in turn
earn points that can be used towards day trips and other activities.
Claire Chambers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The volunteers
will organise clean-up days, flower planting or other jobs that
need doing to improve the local area and in return we will arrange
fun activities or take them on day trips they can use their
points however they like!"
is a great opportunity for the young people of Highbridge to have
some fun, whilst contributing to their neighbourhood at the same
60 children turned up to the first Dreamscheme meeting on Saturday
(January 17th), and they were really keen to get started, which
was encouraging. I hope this initiative provides the volunteers
with a sense of pride in their work and their community."
last week's meeting the children decided their first community
project will be to arrange to clean up days during February half
term one at Apex and the other at Southwell Park. In return,
they will exchange their points for a trip to the bowling alley.
Highbridge Dreamscheme has been set up by the Children and Young
Persons Sub-Committee of the Local Action Team for Highbridge
alongside the Highbridge Police.
you are interested in joining Dreamscheme in Highbridge, call
the neighbourhood policing team on 0845 456 7000.