This Autumn half-term our youth team brought residents of Moulsecoomb together to build a set of skate ramps for the area.
Planning meetings took place throughout October then work sessions were held on each day of the half-term break. The group was made up of young people, youth workers, local residents and the skilled handypeople at Moulsecoomb’s Good News Shed. Participants got stuck right in – learning new carpentry skills and working together to create 2 kickers, 2 jump boxes and 2 quarter pipes.
Many thanks to Sussex Police for their generous funding which allowed us to run this project. The ramps are portable and designed to be used at local events and will be a great resource for the area whilst we continue in our efforts to bring a more permanent skate park to Moulsecoomb. Thanks also go to The Skatehouse Newhaven who have donated us one of their portable ramps which we're sure to get lots of use out of. The first use of the new portable skate park will be at a Skate Jam on 15th December, 1:30-3:30pm at Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre. Hope to see lots of you there.
It was impressive to see how much was achieved in such a short space of time! Here are some images of the work in progress and the finished articles courtesy of our youth team on facebook – follow Kate Youthworker and Sean YouthWorker to stay up to date with the project and look up our youth team on instagram for further news about our youth work in general.