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Young residents building up life skills at Homework Club in the Bay

15 April 2015
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Paignton youngsters are being encouraged to get creative at an exciting Homework Club at Great Parks Community Centre.

A joint project from Sanctuary Housing and community interest organisation Imagine, there are already 30 young people attending the Homework Club building up their literacy and numeracy skills through art and music, as well as being provided with a secure and dedicated space to complete homework tasks.

Homework Club participants are also getting the opportunity to develop life skills by increasing confidence and self-esteem.

Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Torbay, is thrilled with the Homework Club’s success. She said: “We were really excited about the project even before it started, but I think it’s surprised everyone with how many youngsters are going along every week. I’d encourage all young residents aged 5 – 12 in the Great Parks area of Paignton to come along.

“It’s obviously struck a chord with the local community and it’s been very successful. We are looking forward to continuing our work with the club long into the future for the benefit of young residents.”

Julie Bose from Imagine added: “Come along to the Wednesday club from 4pm – 6pm and join in! It’s a fun, friendly way to learn a range of skills, hobbies and interests which can help in lots of ways.”