Youngsters pick up their paintbrushes

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Musical youngsters swapped their instruments for paint brushes at Brighouse Youth Centre as they gave their practice room a new look.

Thanks to the help of Crown Paints, the centre, known by the young people as The Vic, was given a fresh lick of paint.

Vanessa Graham, former youth worker, said young people had commented on the décor of the room for quite a while as this had deteriorated through use.

“A group of four young people from the centre got together and wrote to Crown asking for donations of paint to help them improve the appearance of the room and hopefully increase the use of the room.

“Crown kindly donated paint to Brighouse Youth Centre and the young people quickly got on with planning how they wanted the room to look.

“They researched décor magazines and scoured the internet for ideas and inspiration. With support from staff at the centre they prepared the room for decoration and learnt new skills in painting, decorating and design.

“The room is now fully decorated and the young people and staff are very happy with their ‘new look’ music room.”

Brighouse Youth Centre on Aire Street, Brighouse, is an open access centre for young people aged 13-19years running a range of specific projects and targeted youth provision in the Brighouse and Rastrick area.

The centre has a well equipped music room used by groups and individuals.