Cash boost to help promote online archive

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An organisation supporting young people to acquire skills to promote local issues has received a cash boost.

Park View Project has received £8,392 from Children in Need to help boost work on its Local Voices mean Local Choices interactive website.

Young people are being supported to gather information on local issues and projects in North Tyneside which will be digitally recorded, creating an online interactive archive which can be accessed by anyone.

The archive will allow the public to discuss, contribute, share and research information about young people’s issues and gain a better understanding of the potential resources available.

In turn, young people will benefit from a range of learning skills including personal development from their involvement as Information Buddies, also know as community reporters.

Commenting on the award, Dr Bob Dennis said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of Children in Need and the opportunity to engage young people in actively accessing a wide range of learning resources as well as promote those issues relevant to them to a wide public audience.”