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To inspire young people to develop practical and social skills and personal interests.   


  • Develop a new talent
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Develop practical and social skills - by working alongside enthusiastic individuals who share their skills and knowledge
  • Develop better organisational and time management skills
  • Sharpen research skills - by using libraries, the internet and the local community, they will have to identify and source help and guidance
  • Learn how to set and rise to a challenge

Skills Section Ideas

- Creative Arts
- Performance Arts
- Science and Technology
- Care of Animals
- Music
- Life Skills
- Learning and Collecting
- Media and Communication
- Natural World
- Games and Sports


Bronze3 or 6 months
Silver3, 6 or 12 months
Gold6, 12 or 18 months

Involvement is measured in full months with an average involvement of at least one hour per week.  There is flexibility as how the hours are deployed as long as there is regular involvement throughout.

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