Redruth Park hosts music festival organised by youth project: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: The young organisers of the music festival at Victoria Park The young organisers of the music festival at Victoria Park

A Redruth park came alive for a special music festival organised by young people taking part in a project to boost skills 

Over 250 people enjoyed music and activities at Victoria Park on Friday, August 23 thanks to the young people taking part in the "Freestyle" project run by Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change.

“The young people have been planning this event with the help from the youth workers for the past few months, from organising the activities, inviting organisations to the event, publicity, stall booking, health and safety to booking the park“ said Tasha Mitchell, from Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change.

The music festival has been funded using donations awarded from Redruth Town Council, Camborne Town Council, Deep Blue Sound and Why Don’t You Club at Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change.

The music was provided by Redruth Radio and the activities was supported by Heartlands, 2nd Chance Project, YMCA Penzance, Why Don’t You Club, Deep Blue Sound and the Freestyle young people.

“The young people on the Freestyle programme have worked really hard over the last few months publicizing and booking the essential organisations to ensure that this event happened. The music festival was a huge success with over 250 people attending and enjoying the day. It was great to see the young people enjoy themselves after all of the effort that they have put in," added Tasha

The Freestyle programme is funded through the Skills Funding Agency and is open to all young people aged 14-19, who are not in education, employment or training. The sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 3pm at The Elms in Redruth and helps young people into employment, college, mainstream school, apprenticeships or volunteering.

On completing the programme the young people receive an NOCN Entry Level 3 certificate in Employability Skills.

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