Ceredigion Youth Service again this year embarked on a comprehensive week of both targeted and universal opportunities during the February half term. The half term program offered seven different projects, activities and events for young people aged 11-25 from across the county.

A total of 67 young people had the opportunity to develop new and existing skills such as self-esteem, confidence, communication and problem solving, all in non-formal, fun environments where they were able to meet new people, gain accreditation and participate in a range of exciting activities.

Provision this year included an MMA activity workshop, an art project in Aberystwyth, a post-16 activity day, a trip to Pembrokeshire’s Blue Lagoon, bowling and a Youth Forum residential weekend.

Ceredigion Youth Service also secured additional funding to be able to deliver two additional partnership projects with other young people’s services, to expand the opportunities available to young people during the school holiday. The partnership projects included a residential trip to Cardiff with the Ceredigion’s Looked After Children’s Team and the Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Team, and a mountain biking activity day with Ceredigion’s Disabled Children’s Team.

Councillor Catrin Miles, Cabinet member for Learning Services and Lifelong Learning said, “It’s pleasing to see Ceredigion Youth Service providing a quality service which is clearly beneficial to young people in Ceredigion. The activities are great opportunities not only to enjoy but also to develop educationally, personally and socially.”

To find out more about what Ceredigion Youth Service has to offer, visit their website and social media pages @GICeredigionYS or get in touch on 01545572352 or youth@ceredigion.gov.uk.