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Young People Respect Burton

A group of 10 Young People took part in a 4-day activity residential as a reward for completing the yearlong Respect Burton programme, which is delivered in partnership by Burton Albion Community Trust and Burton Youth for Christ.

The programme, which is funded by Burton Breweries Charitable Trust, held the residential at Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre, Alrewas. The young people had the chance to test their personal skills during a week of activities that included Kayaking, Zip Wire and a Leap of Faith.

In addition, the group also took part in the National Memorial Arboretum’s, Somme 100 En Masse, remembrance project by painting soldiers to remember the 19,420 soldiers who lost their life on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

At the end of the week a graduation, which was attended by parents, celebrated their successes throughout the programme.

Michael Simpson, Burton Breweries Charitable Trust, said “We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile activity for the children in recognition of them completing the Respect Burton Programme.”

The programme delivered education sessions to 731, year 5/6, children and supported 20 secondary school children last year, and looks forward to supporting more children from September.