Young­sters vol­un­teer at church

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

A COM­MU­NITY project to help young­sters with spe­cial needs gain in­de­pen­dence has proved to a hit at a city church.

Pupils at Marsh­fields Spe­cial School have been vol­un­teer­ing at St John’s Church in Cathe­dral Square since Novem­ber.

Their jobs have in­cluded clean­ing in the church and run­ning a cafe within the build­ing.

Liz Luke­man, head of post 1 at the school in East­ern Close, Dogsthorpe, said: “We are al­ready look­ing at run­ning the cafe next year.

“It has been great for the young­sters to learn so­cial, in­de­pen­dence and work skills.

“This is a re­ally use­ful ex­er­cise, as they run it all them­selves.

“Over the year we have had 20 pupils work­ing on the project.”

The cafe raises money for the church’s char­ity projects.

It is open on Wed­nes­days each week, be­tween 10am and noon.

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