Ty Celyn Youth Club has commissioned Construction Youth Trust to build skate ramps for its young members.
Working alongside Construction Youth Trust’s experienced trainers, young people have been learning basic construction-related skills, in particular carpentry, in order to build fantastic skate ramps for use by the club.
Ty Celyn YC is part of Cardiff County Council Youth Service and is open six evenings a week and through the day provides opportunities for young people 10-25 predominantly from the Roath Park, Cyncoed and Lakeside areas of the city.
The Young People taking part are members of the Urban Sports Club who meet up as part of the Junior provision (10-13 year olds) on a Friday evening and of the Senior provision (14-25 year olds) on a Wednesday evening.
Construction Youth Trust’s Wales Coordinator, Helen Devitt said:
“We are delighted to be working on such a worthwhile project and hope that participants enjoy learning some practical construction-related skills and may even go on to consider construction as a career path. It’s particularly rewarding for all involved that the net result of the sessions will directly benefit the local community."
Bud Harper of Ty Celyn Youth Club commented:
"The project has given the young people involved an opportunity to take an active involvement in realising their ambitions. As well as learning new practical skills they have really developed their sense of responsibility and teamwork."