On August 3rd, The High Sheriff spent time with Motiv8 in Toronto Place Gosport, followed by a visit to the Gosport Summer Passport Scheme. This offers a whole range of diversionary activities for secondary school children for 3 weeks in the Summer after the Schools break up. Everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves.
High Sheriff of Hampshire visits MOTIV8 Gosport, Gosport Summer Passport and Gosport Marine Scene
Hampshire High Sheriff Tom Floyd visited Motiv8 in Gosport to see the way in which it takes care of our young people. Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young people. This reduces the risk of offending, anti-social behaviour and disengagement from learning or employment.
Working with many partners in the community including the police, social services and Gosport Community Safety partnership, Motiv8 has a wide range of help and support to offer young people, the amazing Gosport team under the Motiv8 manager Kirsty Cremer supports our young people through the good times and tough times but most of all being there when it matters.
Motiv8 Manager Kirsty Cremer said “What a brilliant day with Tom Floyd High Sheriff of Hampshire. It has been amazing taking him to different organisations across Gosport and showing him the fantastic partnership work that happens in Gosport all for the benefit of young people. A big thank you to the High Sheriff for spending the day in Gosport, meeting with young people and our partners at Gosport Summer Passport”
The High Sheriff spent time at Motiv8 HQ in Toronto Place Gosport, followed by a visit to the Gosport Community Safety Partnership’s Summer Passport Scheme which offers a whole range of diversionary activities for secondary school children for 3 weeks in the Summer after the Schools break up.
CSP Project Officer Sam Mitchell said “We get around 150 young people to Summer Passport each day enjoying the varied activities on offer; they make many new friends which they keep in touch with after the event. It was lovely to welcome the High Sheriff to the site today and for him to meet some of our young people having fun ”
Finally he met the members of Gosport Marine Scene at Haslar Marina to hear about their Marine Futures Programme which has 10 young Gosport people on a series of water-based activities culminating in a small ships race from Dartmouth to Gosport on 22 August and a parade of young sailors through the Town on 24 August.
Chair of Gosport CSP Cllr John Beavis said “We were delighted that the High Sheriff found time in his busy programme to come to see the Gosport teams who do so much great work in our community. We are particularly fortunate to have such incredible partnership working in Gosport with Motiv8 at its very heart”.
High Sheriff Tom Floyd said how pleased he was to be invited to Motiv8 in Gosport and to see all of the ‘behind the scenes activities’ which provided some unbelievably high-quality help and support to young people. It was a most impressive day and he thanked Kirsty Cremer for arranging it and for all the hard work and effort of Motiv8 which clearly achieved so much in the local community.