Fenland youngsters enjoy trip to Olympic Park in London courtesy of Once project
MORE than 50 people from across the Fens took a trip of a lifetime to see the work being carried out at the Olympic Park. The group included people from the Ferry Project in Wisbech, along with a mixture of people from across Cambridgeshire including comm
MORE than 50 people from across the Fens took a trip of a lifetime to see the work being carried out at the Olympic Park.
The group included people from the Ferry Project in Wisbech, along with a mixture of people from across Cambridgeshire including community champions, funders, sports and arts organisations, project partners and new learners.
The travel costs were covered by the Once in a Lifetime project, which is funded by the Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership, Cambridgeshire County Council and the East of England Development Agency and delivered by CP Learning Trust.
Marvin Symes CP Learning Trust's project coordinator, said: "We are really pleased that we came down to see the progress of the area.
"At this point you do need a fair bit of imagination to think of the finished article; however our tour guide brought it all to life for everyone informing us on what exactly is being done behind the scenes.
"This tour for us was partly to promote the Once Project and partly to provide inspiration to people about achieving their ambitions if they put in the hard work."
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The Once in a Lifetime Project uses sports and arts to engage people in volunteering and lead to skills for employment, through providing first step taster courses followed by longer accredited programmes. The training is free of charge to those that meet the eligibility criteria.