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Youth action day success in Frinton
10:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
THOUSANDS of youngsters flocked to a special event designed to get children into local clubs and slash anti-social behaviour.
The huge youth action day extravaganza brought more than 50 clubs and groups together to showcase their activities.
Organisers designed the event to show off the range of activities available in the area in a bid to build on the Olympic legacy and get youngsters off the streets.
It was held at the Tendring Technology College’s Frinton campus on Saturday.
Nearly 4,500 people attended throughout the day to enjoy a variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and entertainment acts, and organisers have hailed it a major success.
Walton-based sergeant Pete Gerard said: “We had a lot of people through the gates and there was so much going on.
“The youngsters had the chance to try out things like scuba diving, fencing, judo and table tennis.
“Hopefully this will lead to an influx of new members for the clubs around our area. A lot of work has gone in and hopefully it will have a really positive effect on the community.
“From our point of view, we hope it keeps youngsters off the streets and keeps them occupied in a really positive way.”