Young people of Immingham were kept on the right track when a Shoreline funded Motor Project took off in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire.
Young people were given free access to use electric go-karts at an indoor inflatable go-kart arena based at the Immingham Leisure Centre.
It is the first of a series of Motor Project events to be carried out over the next three years at different locations across North East Lincolnshire.
The initiative is part of North East Lincolnshire Play 4 All – a wide programme of free activities for children and young people that will provide access to safe play right across the
Play 4 all is part funded by BIG LOTTERY after a Play Strategy for the area had been developed by Shoreline regeneration officers and North East Lincolnshire Council’s Early Years
Shoreline regeneration officer Christina Letter said: “There is a lack of free quality play provision in North East Lincolnshire – this project as well as many other planned initiatives
provide young people with somewhere to go and something to do.”
The Motor Project provide diversionary activity, helping young people, regardless of their ability, to benefit themselves and the community, by learning new skills and disciplines.
The Motor Project was established in 1999 to set up workshop facilities for young people who are in danger of being drawn into anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime.
The Project has worked with over two thousand young people offering training opportunities in mechanical work and woodworking skills as well as successful play schemes.
Various workshop sessions are designed around making learning fun and having an objective in life. Attendees learn how to work as part of a team, use their initiative and build communication