Youngsters aid community with music festival and dog walking
Teenagers are planning a youth music festival in Midsomer Norton.
The youngsters behind the event next month have been taking part in the National Citizenship Service (NCS).
This is a government-funded scheme which brings young people together and teaches them what it means to be responsible and how to contribute to their communities.
The summer-long project has seen the teenagers taking part in a two-week residential breaks and organise fundraising activities for charity.
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One group of Norton Hill School students are putting the final preparations in place for the music festival to be held at Midsomer Norton Cricket Club on Saturday, September 14.
Local bands FyreFight and The Sam Evans Band will be among the performers at the event which will also feature martial arts and dance displays, a bouncy castle, falconry display, face painting and a barbecue.
Georgia Redmead, 17, said: "Part of the scheme involves raising money for charity.
"We thought a music festival will help raise money for our chosen charities as well as providing entertainment in the local community."
The event will take place from 11am till 7pm and will aim to bring in money for the RSPCA, Cancer Research UK, the Children's Society, and the Alzheimer's Society.
Festival-goers will be asked for a £1.50 donation for attending the event.
Other teenagers have been raising money for local animal charities with a sponsored dog walk and a cake sale.
Team Odd Squad walked along the Radstock to Midsomer Norton cycle path selling cakes to passers-by to raise money for Bath Cats and Dogs Home and the Happy Landings animal rescue centre.
The young people will all receive a certificate once they have completed the programme.