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Durham AAP - activities for young people

This page gives an overview of the work of the activities for young people priority group for Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP).

To help tackle priorities, we formed a priority group including:

  • Police
  • Durham City Schools Sports Partnership
  • Durham Youth For Christ
  • Durham County Council sports and leisure services
  • Durham University
  • Investing in Children
  • member of the AAP forum and board

Regular meetings are scheduled to take place in the Burlison Room at Durham Town Hall. If you are a member of the Durham AAP forum and would like to join this priority group please contact us.

Tackling priorities 2013/2014

Junior Neighbourhood Watch

We have established a junior neighbourhood watch scheme. Durham Constabulary has been given funding so they can offer each of the 21 primary schools in the area a chance to take part in the scheme. The school based programme is designed to highlight  the negative impact that crime and anti-social behaviour has on childrens' communities and to raise their awareness of personal safety issues.

EDDY Humanutopia project

A project at Framwellgate School to help develop personal, social and employability skills in disengaged youngsters has been given funding. The EDDY project will provide those taking part with a nationally recognised qualification in horticulture and help maximise their individual potential and citizenship. 

PACMAN project

The PACMAN Project was developed following consultation with young people on ways to develop more positive relationships between the Police and youngsters. Football cage events will be held in antisocial behaviour hotspots and a community allotment will be developed on some unused space owned by Gilesgate Community Organisation. 

Partners involved in this project are: Durham Gilesgate Sports College, Investing in Children, Durham YFC, Police, Local Councillors, Groundwork North East.

Newton Hall Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Together with local councillors we have provided funding so that Durham City Centre Youth Project can purchase equipment and provide staff to set up a Duke of Edinburgh Award Group for young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to undertake such an award. There is a very high success rate of young people completing this award and a waiting list of young people wanting to continue to the next level. 

Change 4 Life school sports club project

The Change 4 Life School sport clubs project will establish 12 week long after school physical activity based clubs at the 21 Primary Schools in the Durham AAP area. A qualified sports coach will provide sports activities as well as health messages in a fun and informal school club environment. 

The clubs have the option of becoming sustainable as parents can sign up for their child to continue taking part in the club for a nominal cost.

Robot: Engage!

The ROBOT: Engage! project sought to inspire youngsters to take an interest in engineering by working with members of two student societies (Engineering Society and Engineers without Borders). They built a robot that could take part in Robots Live! (which took place in February 2014).

Meeting notes

For previous notes, please contact us.

Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Durham
03000 267 204
Our address is:
  • Town Hall
  • Market Place
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 3NJ
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