EPIC finale in Edlington

Learning opportunities at Eden Camp, The Deep and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park are all on offer as part of a crime prevention team’s farewell in Edlington this Easter.

Members of the EPIC (Encouraging Potential, Inspiring Change) team - which is part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust - have been in the district for the past 16 months. During that time they have delivered their Think series of projects as well as their Crime and Consequences workshops in schools – which offer targeted intervention for those children and young people deemed most at risk of becoming involved in crime and nuisance behaviour.

Each half term holiday during the past 16 months, the team have run a programme of positive activities designed to help the children and young people learn, thrive and grow.

As well as the visit to a range of interactive learning centres, other positive activities this Easter will include dodgeball, soft archery, football and other sports sessions.

After Easter, EPIC will be running its Team Around the Street and Team Around the School programmes in Mexborough.

EPIC’s Programme Manager, Marcus Isman-Egal, said: “Supporting young people to avoid getting involved in anti-social behaviour and crime is not only essential to ensure that they as young people have a more successful future; but it also helps create safer and stronger communities where young people are recognised for the positive contribution they make .

“By working with all our key partners from South Yorkshire Police, ECO Centre DMBC, Schools and the voluntary community sector in Edlington, we have been able to engage young people in a range of positive activities and learning and we are contributing to a reduction in youth related Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime.” From EPIC’s launch in 2016, Doncaster has witnessed a phenomenal 65% reduction of the number of young people becoming first time entrants into the criminal justice system.

  • The trips are fully booked but those aged between seven and 17 are welcome to come along to any of the other activities.

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