Young people attend Brighter Futures programme, to help them reach their full potential

Cllr Paul Rochford

Cllr Paul Rochford - Credit: Archant

Young people found out how to reach their full potential at a special event.

Called Brighter Futures programme, the event was held in Romford Market from 4pm to 7pm.

It saw young people enjoying the entertainment on offer, which included by BMX riders and zumba classes.

The project aims to help people them reach their full potential, learning life skills and giving them a better chance to find employment.

It is based around 12 key personal attributes or assets, from confidence to problem solving, curiosity and independence, which aim to equip them for the future.

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The assets will be taught in a range of ways including workshops, targeted activities for young people and other innovative programmes.

One programme which has already launched is the film apprenticeship scheme, and films made by these local young people were shown at the event.

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Councillor Paul Rochford, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We have a wealth of talent in this borough among our young people and this will not only help them to have a brighter future, it will also ensure everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

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