Funding allows Modo to expand its activities for youngsters

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Thanks to a variety of successful funding bids, Modo has announced it is to expand the range of activities it offers to Buchan youngsters.

Funding from Cashback for Communities and Comic Relief means Modo is finally able to provide workshops for younger people.

Additional funding from the Health Improvement Fund and Buchan Community Planning Group means that it will be able to runa youth cafe and a new group for girls, as well as staringa Youth Theatre in collaboration with Lawrence Dance Academy.

Modo will be running two sessions of CircoModo each week - one for P4-7s and one for S1+, with participants learning exciting new skills and supported in development skills and confidence in a fun, safe environment.

Modovation is a new group for girls aged 11 years and over who want to feel better an dmore confident about themselves.

The sessions will be led by Modo and Serena Wilson as well as invited guests.

The sessions will focus on self-confidence and physical and mental well-being. there will be a range of new activities to try out including circus skills and the opportunity to have a chat in a relaxed atmosphere.

Following the success of Oot and Aboot last year Modo has been given funding by Buchan Community Planning Group to pilot a weekly youth café.

The youth café is a safe, fun place in the town centre for young folk a place to socialise, relax and meet friends with a variety of activities including table tennis, table football, Wii and colouring in. Young people are welcome to drop in at any time.

Peterhead Youth Theatre is an exciting new collaboration between Modo Scotland and Laurence Dance Academy.

The sessions will teach young people acting and performance skills, help young people build their confidence, develop team-working and communication skills and, most importantly, have fun!

The sessions will be led by James Watt. James is a qualified dance and drama teacher and currently teaches contemporary dance for the Lawrence Dance Academy.

James performed in 18 productions with the Shetland Youth Theatre, including at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and the National Theatre in London. He produced several large events for Shetland Arts producing several large events and worked as stage manager, lighting assistant, stage technician and stage hand.

For more information about anyof the groups, or how to get involved, contact Modo on (01779) 600 020 or email or find Modo on Facebook.