Royston teens break down age barrier

TEENS from Royston broke down barriers this weekend when they line danced, served tea and played games with elderly people at a sheltered scheme in the town.

The event took place as part of a Crow sponsored youth project, We’d Rather Say Hello, which aims to change people’s perception of young people in the town.

Kings House sheltered scheme in Royston hosted the tea dance with the teenagers coming from the Open House youth drop-in centre The Ryder.

They served tea and cakes to residents, played quoits then line danced and hand jived through Saturday afternoon.

Event organiser, Nicola Pearson, neighbourhood development officer at North Hertfordshire Homes, said: “Games are a great way to involve different groups of people in a relaxed environment and we are grateful to Groundwork Hertfordshire for providing them. “Supporting these events gives teenagers a chance to show what they can do and they immediately get to see the results of their good work.”

The project is funded and supported by North Hertfordshire District Council, North Hertfordshire Homes, Royston Fire Station, Youth Connexions and police based in the town.