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YOUNG graffiti artists learned the right place to do their work as they sharpened their skills at special summer sessions in Felixstowe.

YOUNG graffiti artists learned the right place to do their work as they sharpened their skills at special summer sessions in Felixstowe.

The youngsters were able to work with a street artist as part of a week of art-based activities called Wall Scrawl at the town's Level Two youth centre.

It gave the high school youngsters the chance to learn more about street art and graffiti - and to use their skills to put their own mark on the internal walls of the centre in Cobbold Road.

Youth worker Ant Cartwright said: “The aim of the event is for the youngsters to have fun and working with an artist is always a great experience.

“We have been aware that some young people have been involved in graffiti in places around the town where they should not be doing it and this was a chance to have a go in the right place.

“It's a great form of art and expression if used properly and that's what we want to see.”

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The event was part of the centre's Summer Selector series which included Escape, five days of trips out to do climbing wall and swimming activities, the high rope course, forest biking and canoes at Thetford Forest, roller-skating in Colchester, and see the castle and go shopping Norwich.

Youngsters also spent a week preparing the centre's carnival entry.

“It's a been a great summer and we have had a lot of youngsters taking part and really enjoying themselves - they are getting to know now that we do these weeks each summer and more and more are coming along,” said Mr Cartwright.

Level Two is offering youngsters from school years seven to 11 a place to chill this summer and is open every weekday from 1.30pm to 4pm throughout the holidays.

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