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Youth FM host party in the park for Sutton teenagers 16.02.10

Youth FM, Sutton Council's radio station for young people, by young people, hosted a party in the park this week to kick-start the programme of half term events for teenagers in Sutton.

Three young DJs led the party with a mix of pop, R n B and dance music on Friday 12 February in a series of marquees at the St Helier Open Space, Sutton.

Around 100 teenagers from across the borough took advantage of the free music and activities provided by Sutton Youth Service. It included an informal education workshop on sexual health, competitions, a chill out area and refreshments.

Youth FM is a radio station run by young people who attend Sutton Council's Youth Service where specialist radio production, broadcast and presenting training workshops are provided as part of a programme to encourage creative talents and increase informal educational and development opportunities out of school.

Other events taking place during half term include a trip to an outdoor education centre - where the more adventurous young people can try their hand at climbing, a high ropes course and orienteering - as well as the multitude of games and workshops taking place at all four of Sutton Council's Youth clubs throughout the week.

Cllr Tony Brett Young, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning Services, said: "What a wonderful start to half term and really great way to wind down and relax before returning to school refreshed next week. I am impressed that our young DJ's had the talent and dedication to host this event and thank everyone who came along to the make it such a success.

"Our youth centres provide an invaluable service to local young people in providing them with ways to keep busy and have fun in the holidays and after school. But they are more than activity centres and play an important role in providing an informal education in a relaxed environment."

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Last updated: Monday, 12 April 2010

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