Celebrating young people in Newport

5th June 2023

This week we celebrated the achievements of some inspirational young people from diverse communities in Newport.

The young people were recognised for the hard work and dedication they have shown in engaging with local projects and helping others.

I was pleased to join a special celebration in Maindee Primary School where the young people received awards for their good work.

It was organised by a partnership of projects, some of which we fund, including Community House, the Sanctuary, Maindee Primary School, Newport City Council’s youth service. Newport Live, Newport Yemini Community Association, and Positive Futures.

These organisations are working together as part of the Levelling the Playing Field partnership, and all provide targeted intervention to children and young people who are at risk of becoming involved with crime or antisocial behaviour.

By offering children and young people the chance to take part in positive activities, giving them a safe space and a safe face in their communities, and be supported by adult mentors, we are helping to reinforce good behaviours and setting the groundwork that will allow them to have a happy and healthy future.