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Encouraging young people to make positive contributions to their communities

Published: Monday, 07 August 2017

Northampton Borough Council’s Youth Forum is inviting local young people to join them at a fun celebration of International Youth Day on Saturday, 12 August.

The celebratory event is a first for the town and will take place between 11am and 3pm at the Umbrella Pavilion on the Racecourse.

The day will focus on providing young people, aged 13 to 19 years old, with information about local services as well as the chance to take part in activities that will help them to get more involved in their community.

The Youth Forum will be on site to showcase their work and local organisations such as the University of Northampton, Barclays Digital Eagles and the Young Gamblers Education Trust will also have stalls.

In addition, those attending will be able to take part in sports activities and games with the Leisure Trust and Sport4fitness, watch dance performances by Streets Ahead or get some body art or henna design.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to try out a 360 dome cinema, which will be playing short films such as Dinosaurs at Dusk, Cosmic Dance and The Great Planet Adventures.

Cllr Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety and the Chair of the Youth Forum, said: “We are really excited to be hosting the first International Youth Day in Northampton to celebrate the contribution that young people make, not only in their local communities but across the world.

“We encourage young people to join us at the event to learn about the work of our Youth Forum, local service provision and to have fun finding out how they can get more involved in a wide range of activities and gain new skills in the process.”