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Lowestoft youngsters' pick up the mic

PUBLISHED: 09:40 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:33 05 July 2010

YOUNG people turned the microphones on radio commentators at Ipswich Town as part of a project to use the power of sport to kick digital illiteracy into touch.

YOUNG people turned the microphones on radio commentators at Ipswich Town as part of a project to use the power of sport to kick digital illiteracy into touch.

A range of activities to strengthen people's computer and communication skills took part at Portman Road on Saturday (February 14) before Ipswich's match with Blackpool.

The day formed the county launch of the Communicating for Success project, which will allow 300 people the opportunity to improve their communications and digital skills.

Children from Ipswich, Newmarket and Lowestoft interviewed Heart FM's football commentary team, Mark Scott and former player Mick Stockwell, about the importance of communication in their jobs.

A group also filmed behind the scenes at the ground and a banner of the scheme was paraded around the pitch.

David Sheepshanks, Ipswich Town Community Trust chairman, said: “This project reinforces the tremendous work undertaken by the Ipswich Town Community Trust harnessing the motivational power of sport to encourage people of all ages to learn new life-changing skills.”

Supported by BT and the Football Foundation, the initiative will see further activities taking place at Community Trust centres at Portman Road, the Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre and the National Stud at Newmarket racecourse.

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