YOUNG people in Droitwich have already started making the most of their summer with archery sessions organised by Droitwich Archery Club.

The sessions were the first of a string of summer activities organised the Festival gets2gether club, which will also involve fishing trips, BMX training, street dance, pony riding and water polo.

Paul Edwards, community officer at Festival Housing, said: “In 2011 over 200 children and families took part in Festival gets2gether activities. This year we are aiming to include even more with young people from all backgrounds already booked on to the activities. We have designed this year’s programme with the Olympics in mind and we will be carrying that theme through the summer encouraging children to not only play a part in our activities but also to play a positive role in their local communities.”

The club runs all year, and is aimed at building communities, and giving young people a chance to try new experiences and involve Festival Housing tenants in the services available.

Mr Edwards added: “We have been running the summer activities since 2007 when we saw a 30 per cent reduction in reports of anti-social behaviour over the period of the activities. We have gone from strength to strength since then and this year we are offering the widest range of activities aimed at all ages.”

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