Opportunities for young people

Free, Fun Conservation Activities for 12-19 year olds this Christmas

TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) are hosting a free 3 day practical conservation activity for 12-19 year olds in the Watton area over the Christmas holidays. Following a successful session during half term, where the area next to the Bridle Road play area in Watton was tidied and improved, the team are back in town to take on another practical conservation task. The site to receive some TLC this time will be Loch Neaton, a popular community greenspace on the edge of the Town.

Young volunteers will get the opportunity to learn new skills, have fun and make a positive difference in the community. This is a great excuse to get outdoors over the festive period! The first 20 young people taking part in the scheme will get a £25 voucher to use at Watton Sports Centre.

The activity days will run from Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st December, 10:15am – 2:15pm. Booking is essential. For more information or to book a place, please contact Debbie Murray at TCV on 01603 274512 / 07740 899691 / d.murray@tcv.org.uk .

This activity is funded through the Breckland Youth Advisory Board and is in partnership with the Wayland Growing Together project, Watton Sports Centre and Watton Town Council.


Generation Connections

For those aged 15 to 19 who are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience to build skills, helping with personal statements and university or job applications.  You will be providing one to one support to older people to help them learn how to use technology such as smart phones, tablets and social media. You will need to be patient, have a good understanding of the type of technology mentioned, and be a good communicator. Hours required may vary depending on the level of interest we receive from older people and what their needs are but could be 2-4 hours a month. You will gain skills around dealing with people and project administration.


If you would like to find out more about either of these projects please contact Suzanne on 01953 880204 or email suzanne@wayland.org.uk

These projects have been kindly funded by the Norfolk County Council Youth Social Action Fund, through Norfolk Community Foundation and Breckland YAB.