Southcourt StudiosMarch 2, 2010
I do get more than a little fed up with incessant stories in the media about young people getting into trouble. Yes of course this goes on but I just wish that we saw people coverage of all those charitable and other voluntary initiatives in which young men and women are playing a vital and constructive role.
So I was really pleased to be in Southcourt on Friday night for me official opening of the Southcourt Studios. This is all grown out of an initiative by Aylesbury Vale Youth for Christ to find out what was lacking in terms of leisure and recreational facilities for young people in our area. It what is so great about the AVYFC project is that they are not just for young people; young people are active partners in making things happen. First came the youth cafes in various parts of Aylesbury and now the Southcourt Studios which provide a chance to young people to compose and perform music in a dedicated facility. There was a tremendous buzz on Friday evening and Dave Rollins, Gary Mullins and their team have every right to feel very proud of what they have achieved.
If you want to see more, including me wearing a hoodie(!!) have a look at the report filmed by Bucks TV here.