Young people discover their Burning Ambition


MUSIC, circus skills and entertainment were on offer in Shirebrook and South Normanton as part of a workshop designed to promote local education and employment opportunities for young people.

Around 100 young people took part in the ‘Burning Ambition’ events, which were held at South Normanton Cyber Café, and at the Kissingate Leisure Centre in Shirebrook.

Organised by Raising Aspirations in Bolsover, young people had the chance to pick up careers advice, as well as meeting with local training providers.

Clare Talati, Project Manager at Raising Aspirations in Bolsover, said: “Both events were a great success - the acts certainly caught everyone’s attention and people had a lot of fun taking part.

“The workshops were designed to encourage young people who are not in education, employment or training to find out about local opportunities available to them.”

Over 40 people tried their hand at circus skills in South Normanton, despite rain, and more than 60 people joined the event in Shirebrook.

Clare added: “The events were also a chance to encourage younger members of the community to just come along with their parents, have a go at the activities and find out more about the work of the Raising Aspirations project.”

Working alongside the Raising Aspirations Team were members of the Multi Agency Teams in South Normanton and Shirebrook, Careers Advisers, local training providers and Community Safety Officers from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.