A new youth group has opened in Horsforth, offering children the chance to have fun and learn new skills.

The group is aimed at youngsters in years six and seven – the transition years from primary to secondary education.

It is organised by a partnership of Horsforth Children’s services and Leeds Christian Community Trust, and aims to provide a welcoming place for young people to build friendships and have fun together.

The group – Horsforth Inters – runs on Tuesdays from 3.15pm to 5pm at the Brownlee Stone centre. It costs 20p and offers pool, table tennis, craft , board games, consoles and group challenge section where children have the opportunity to learn a new skill.

Duncan Stow, who works for LCCT, said: “We had 21 young people at its launch last Tuesday and they all enjoyed it so we expect it to be even more popular as they tell their friends about it.”