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posted 2 Jul 2014, 08:30 by Richard Marsh
Our Big Lottery-funded SPACE Shot youth project has now been running for three months and June 28th saw young people from the project participate in the annual Ernesettle Fun Day for the first time. SPACE Shot organised the Ernesettle Youth World Cup for the event with help from SPACE partners Plymouth YMCA and Plymouth City Council Sports Development. Teams from Southway and West Park took on Ernesettle's finest and in true Brazilian style play carried on as the weather veered from baking sunshine to tropical downpours, with everyone getting Messi when the pitch turned into a mud bath. Over 20 SPACE Shot regulars played, with many more supporting and helping out.

The SPACE Shot youth work team of Matt, Claire and Daisy have settled in very quickly, with the regular Wednesday night sessions now augmented by Friday nights at Plymouth Life Centre as well as a programme of Saturday activities. The latter have recently included tree surfing, deep sea fishing and karting with more activity days planned for the summer holidays. As well as action away from Ernesettle we've also introduced our first art sessions at the SPACE Centre. In early June artist Noah Taylor ran three workshops for the young people, producing amazing stencils and stenciled art that will become part of the Ernemetal public art project that Barefoot is running for Plymouth Community Homes. Noah also ran a session at the Fun Day, despite the torrential rain.

Next step for SPACE Shot will be the introduction of photography, film and media activities led by experts from FOTONOW. They worked with us in Ernesettle in 2012 and we know the young people will get a real buzz from taking their own shots and developing media projects that reflect their interests and passions. FOTONOW will also be introducing their young reporter project to Ernesettle, giving budding young journalists their chance to tell it how it is.