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Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018

Young people across Greenwich can develop their skills with free courses and activities.

Futureversity, the innovative youth charity is back with another bumper summer programme for 11 to 19 year olds (or up to 25 for those with disabilities), funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Learn valuable new skills while having fun

The free programme runs from 23 July to 17 August and all courses are inclusive, all-ability and run by industry professionals.

This year there are over 60 courses to choose from, ranging from sushi making, shoe making and getting into law, to parkour training, business skills and power boating - there really is something for everyone.

All courses and activities offer unique opportunities for young people who live, work or study in the borough to learn valuable new skills and develop their potential, while having fun and making new friends.

New courses running this year

For the first time, Futureversity is also offering a motivational careers guidance and mentoring workshop, 'Launch Your Career in 5 Days'. Designed by The Mentoring Lab the workshop will provide information, advice and guidance to young people ready to progress their career, regardless of their background or personal history.

This year, there are also ten courses exclusively for young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). These include an experimental art workshop, cheer leading, rock climbing and designing an app.

'A springboard into their future careers'

Councillor David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Schools, said: "Futureversity's fantastic range of courses and activities offer something for everyone.

"We hope that even more children and young people will be able to develop skills and boost their CVs which will act as a springboard into their future careers."

'Inspiring activities for all abilities'

Elaine Thomas, Futureversity Programmes Manager, said: "Each year Futureversity provides fun, positive, impactful programmes for all young people during the summer holiday. This year we have inspiring activities for all abilities and are delighted to continue our positive work across the borough."

"As experts in giving young people opportunities to try new and exciting activities, the summer programme enhances the importance of lifelong learning and stimulates young people's motivation to do well when they return to education in September."

Book a course

Courses take place at different times and venues across Greenwich and central London. Bookings opened on 25 June 2018.

See the full course programme and book online (Futureversity website)