YOUNG people have been building bridges and learning new skills as part of a week-long course to cut anti-social behaviour.
The group of nine teenagers took part in the Achieving Respect and Confidence (ARC) project, a joint initiative between South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, South Yorkshire Police and other agencies.
The course, which mixes practical training with some classroom-based learning, is aimed at young people who have offended, are at risk of offending or have been victims of crime.
It aims to highlight the consequences of anti-social behaviour and improve self-discipline, team spirit, fire safety awareness and life skills.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s community safety watch manager, Simon Brookes, said: “The course helps the young people not just in terms of teaching them firefighting skills and techniques, but also by showing them the value of things like teamwork, discipline and communication.
“We encourage them to think about their behaviour and to make positive choices towards improving their life chances.”
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