Claygate Youth Club working on new engineering course
Claygate Youth Club is to offer a motor mechanics course to encourage self-confidence in young people by teaching them motor mechanics and engineering.
The course, aimed at 14 to 19 year olds, was arranged by Claygate Conservative councillor Geoff Herbert.
It will be taught by Surrey charity the Gasp Motor Project, which runs similar programmes across the county.
Qualified mechanics will run the sessions, in which young people will work in small groups, getting to know their way around a vehicle and learning to work as a team.
Ultimately, it aims to help improve their lives by giving them new direction, and increase their training and employability.
The Claygate course is due to run for two to three days in the coming months.
If successful, Councillor Herbert and the Gaso team hope to follow it up with more in-depth and regular courses.
For more information, visit gaspmotorproject.org.