New youngsters' project in Ipswich

A PROJECT in Ipswich which offers support and training to youngsters has already been hailed a success after just one night.The Twilight project currently runs just two nights a week but those behind setting it up aim to have a place that is open all day everyday in the future.

A PROJECT in Ipswich which offers support and training to youngsters has already been hailed a success after just one night.

The Twilight project currently runs just two nights a week but those behind setting it up aim to have a place that is open all day everyday in the future.

Around 35 teenagers, between 13 and 19, attended the launch of the project at Infobar, in Fore Street, to see what was on offer.

Darryn Flynn, of 4rce Training which has set up the project, said: “The idea is to offer a youth club-style facility which offers a lot with it.

“We will have workshops going on, a cybercafé and snack bar. We will also be able to help people with homework, coursework and writing CVs.

“The best thing about it all is that it is free too.”

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Funding has come from Suffolk police, the Youth Offending Service, Suffolk Connections and the Learning and Skills Council.

It is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and workshops will be held in dance, drama, art, promotions, DJ and MC-ing.

Any youngsters who want to attend can just turn up at the Infobar when the project is open.

Mr Flynn added: “We had a great launch night and it seems the project is going to be a real success. The youngsters said they couldn't wait to start coming here because it is so much better than the services offered elsewhere.

“We had loads of interest in the workshops too.”

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