Thanks to WCBC (Community Safety, Community Cohesion, Youth Justice and Education) working in partnership with North Wales Police, funding was secured from the Safer Streets 4 fund.

We have delivered youth engagement sessions to pupils from Ysgol Clywedog and Rhosnesni High.

The programme creates opportunities for young people who have been identified as taking part in anti-social behaviour or who are at risk of doing so.

The sessions have provided skills, support, opportunities  and in-depth discussion around the topic of anti-social behaviour in school and in local communities. The young
people who have participated have learnt new skills through participating in activities as well as achieving formal qualifications.

Participants have ownership of the sessions, working together to plan activities. Activities included improvements to their school environment such as the creation of a graffiti mural artwork featuring iconic images representing Wrexham and inspirational wording.

The young people have participated in community litter picks and enjoyed practical hands-on woodwork tasks, aimed at improving their physical, intellectual and
communication skills. Health and safety considerations, teamwork, and following instructions, were all part of these sessions.

Donna Edwards, Assistant Headteacher Rhosnesni High  had only positive feedback on the difference the sessions have made to their participants.

“The sessions have been fantastic. Pupils have had the chance to develop new skills, experienced interacting with different adults in a different environment and formed good relationships. They have experienced different types of work opportunities that are possible and have not given any negative feedback.”