YOUNG people with learning difficulties across the Vale can engage in a fun project this summer thanks to a local arts centre.

Number 8 in Pershore is running a drama scheme entitled ‘This is Me!’, in which children with learning difficulties between the ages of 9 and 16 can devise and act a performance themselves.

The project is being run by professional workshop leaders who have worked with those with special needs in the past and it aims to encourage young people to develop their confidence, speaking and listening skills as well as boosting their confidence and ability to solve problems.

The project will run from Monday, August 18, to Friday, August 22, with the final show being performed on the last day to friends, family and supporters.

Places cost £20 for the week.

For more information or to book contact the Number 8 Box Office on 01386 555488.