Police Scotland ‘Keep It 100’ Initiative

(adapted from a communication from Police Scotland)

There are still spaces remaining on the free Police Scotland ‘Keep it 100’ Youth Initiative. The project is open to local young people aged 12-18years from Leith or Craigmillar/Portobello. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only support young people to improve their health and fitness, but positively promote diversionary sports activities and assist with lifelong learning and future employment.

Places are limited so please get nominations in without delay!

The project starts on Monday 24th February and will run for 6 weeks, Mondays in Leith (venue to be confirmed) 7-8pm and Wednesdays in Castlebrae High School 7-8pm. The 6 fun ‘boot camp type’ sessions will be run by Links Fitness.  Transport from home to the venue will be provided.

The aim of the fitness and well-being programme is to adopt a joint approach with Police and partners to support young people to make better choices resulting in a more positive destination and improved wellbeing.  The project would be suitable for any young person who could benefit from a bit of extra support e.g. who may be struggling to engage with school or learning, looked after or accommodated, becoming involved in anti-social or criminal behaviour, experiencing family conflict, etc.

If you know of a young person who would benefit from participating please consider how they could be supported to atten- perhaps you could accompany them to the initial sessions, perhaps they could attend with a friend or they could be introduced to the fitness instructor beforehand? Contact Kirsty to discuss.

Young people who attend all 6 sessions will be awarded a high street shopping voucher, a discounted Edinburgh Leisure pass and certificate. Access to further support on employment, learning and wellbeing will be available to young people at the final presentation ceremony.

Please send all nominations or requests for more information to Kirsty McArthur-Kerr, North East Community Police team Sergeant email  kirsty.mcarthur2@scotland.pnn.police.uk Tel: 07736938531

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