Centre prepares for long holiday

SIX weeks of varied activities are being organised by Felixstowe's Level Two youth centre - including a chance to be a slum survivor.The centre - based above Tesco in the town centre - hopes many high school age youngsters will sign up for its Summer Selector programme, which runs from July 20 to August 28.

SIX weeks of varied activities are being organised by Felixstowe's Level Two youth centre - including a chance to be a slum survivor.

The centre - based above Tesco in the town centre - hopes many high school age youngsters will sign up for its Summer Selector programme, which runs from July 20 to August 28.

Youth worker Ant Cartwright said this year's programme was bigger than ever.

“It is open to those in high schools in Felixstowe and the nearby villages but spaces are limited so we really need them to sign up as quickly as possible,” he said.

“There is lots to choose from and we are very excited about the projects and thanks to sponsorship from the Four Acre Trust, Suffolk Youth Opportunity Funds and Felixstowe Lions Club, we have been able to keep prices as low as possible.”

One activity will involve learning about life in the world's slums including scavenging for materials, then spending the night at Felixstowe Ferry Residential Centre - with youngsters building their own temporary settlement outside, eating simple meals and undertaking real life challenges.

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The aim is to connect with the lives of some of the world 's poorest people and raise money for charities which work in slums.

There is also a music week for drummers, guitarists, vocalists and techies, with jam sessions, workshops, recording new songs, and learning about promotion and designing flyers, with the chance to perform at a gig.

Another week will prepare a party for the launch of the town's new skatepark, and other activities include a week of adventure daytrips, movie making and a chance to step back to the Iron Age.

Booking forms can be downloaded from www.leveltwo.org or are available from the centre, which can be contacted on 01394 272521.