27 April 2023

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Priory pupil Taejun is helping to change the face of The Foxton Youth and Community Centre by leading on a £2m funding bid. 

The Year 8 pupil has been attending the youth centre since he was young but has now developed a more influential part, being on ‘The Youth Forum’ and now extending his voluntary role even further. 

“A couple of months ago I was asked to join ‘The Youth Forum’ which talks about how we can update the building and develop the centre and I have also become involved in interviewing new workers for the Centre. 

“I really enjoy it. The Youth Centre is important, it provides activities for young people such as residentials and days out. 

“They want a new building and applied for funding and we had to answer questions to get through the first part about what the Foxton Youth and Community Centre means to you, is it a safe environment and so on. 

“We got through that and then we had to make a presentation. I recorded it, appeared in it and edited it and we are currently waiting to hear if we will get the funding. 

“It is nice giving back. I have also been involved in helping to devise and co-ordinate the holiday activities for our Fox Kids, which are 6-11 year-olds and ATO's 11-18-year-olds, such as archery, sports days, Zorb football, drugs awareness courses and more.” 

Cath Coffey, Development and Youth & Community Manager at The Foxton Centre, told us about Taejun's work and  said, "We are very proud of Taejun here at the centre and wanted to share with you how he is volunteering in his local community.  He has been an outstanding committed member and has showed leadership skills and maturity in leading on a £2 million pound funding bid for our organisation.  He has also volunteered to be part of our interview panel to recruit new youth workers and has formally interviewed them and assessed their responses."

Tags: Learning for Life Community Year 8 Personal Development