Lambeth Summer Project hits 24 years 25 Jul 15:17

The Metropolitan Police Service is supporting the Lambeth Summer Project for a 24th successive year.

The initiative for school children during their summer holidays, which launches on Monday 26 July, encourages them to become involved in activities they may not have experienced and interact positively with the police.

It is one of the longest-running and largest youth engagement and crime prevention programmes of its kind in London.

 

This year more than 750 young people, aged from nine to 16 years old, will be participating in the project each day. Four school sites will be kept open and managed by Lambeth police Safer Schools officers, with assistance from Police Community Support Officers. Lambeth local authority is providing youth workers and there will be a significant number of community volunteers.

 

More than 600 separate activity sessions will take place including sports, outside visits and workshops.

 

Officers from CO19, the Met Police firearms branch, Operation Trident, Territorial Support Group and Safer Neighbourhoods will be interacting with many hundreds of Lambeth's young people and building positive relationships with the local communities in the borough.

Chief Inspector Patrick Beynon of Lambeth Safer Neighbourhoods said: "Lambeth Summer Project will celebrate its 24th anniversary this year.

"Our successful partnerships with the local authority and other partners have ensured the success of this project for such positive activities for young people.

"Without this project some of the young people involved could become victims or perpetrators of crime and anti-social behaviour. "

For more information on the Summer Project please contact your local Safer Schools Officer by visiting their web page.