TWELVE Wirral youngsters are the first to take part in a new initiative which could change their lives.
The first Team Challenge– a two-week programme aimed at 16-18-year-olds – began at Wirral Metropolitan College yesterday.
Over the next few days they will take part in a range of activities.
The Wirral News exclusively revealed the initiative, which has been developed after close discussions between the News and the college.
Wirral Met’s assistant principal, Sue Higginson, said: “We are all really excited about this.
“As long as there are people wanting to be involved we will be there to support them.
When the new scheme was revealed, Sue said: “Team Challenge is all about Wirral’s young people having a chance to find out about themselves, what they want to do with their lives.
“They will be introduced to some amazing opportunities in a fun environment but, throughout it all, the college will be leading them on a voyage of discovery to give them a taste of the many and varied options that can lead to success in life.
“For some, it could lead to further education or training; for others, it could lead to a job or apprenticeship they have dreamed of.”
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service is closely following the initiative and will be using it as a case study nationally.
The first set of 12 youngsters were yesterday set to take part an orienteering challenge, to encourage team-building.