On Wednesday 17 December 2014 a packed audience at Formby Hall, Atherton was treated to a Christmas Showcase of entertainment from students of four local secondary schools.
The annual event was organised by PC Andy Wright, who runs the project from Fred Longworth High School, to bring together Nowt2Do? students from Year 6 through to Year 11 for a Christmas spectacular.
There were a variety of performances from street dancers, singers, rap and ballet and the evening was once again a huge success.
The project was set up to keep children off the streets and has been an overwhelming success since its launch in 2009. It provides a wide range of activities, free of charge, for hundreds of young people and has expanded rapidly since its inception.
PC Andy Wright, the School Based Police Officer for Fred Longworth High School and Leigh East Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “Greater Manchester Police provided funding to create the Nowt2Do Project. We started in 2009 as a 10 week trial to help reduce anti social behaviour and we are now a multi award winning youth project. All our activities are free of charge and are open to as many young people as possible. We have also had funding from the Proceeds Of Crime Act where we take cash from criminals and give it to communities.”
PC Wright continued, “The Nowt2Do? Project is all about prevention, early intervention and reducing anti-social behaviour by some young people. It’s wonderful to see so many young people enjoying themselves and putting on an amazing performance. Lets get young people engaged in safe, meaningful activities at an early age. Let’s also demonstrate that the majority of our young people are not causing problems in the community.”