Gallery: Hundreds of teenagers turn out for Haverhill Street Jam

ABOUT 400 teenagers turned out for a celebration of youth culture at Haverhill Street Jam.

The event, held in the town’s market square, was an opportunity to showcase everything from beat-boxing and break-dancing to street football.

Organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in association with ONE Haverhill and Haverhill Town Council, the street jam also offered a number of workshops for 13 to 18-year-olds in dance and DJing.

Simon Pickering, youth and community development officer for St Edmundsbury, said: “It has been a celebration of youth culture and the town generally. The youngsters have been really pleased with it and have been asking who will be coming next year.”

Speaking from the event, he added: “It really helps raise the profile of young people and all the positive stuff that they do that you don’t generally get to hear about.”

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The Street Jam, which ran from 12 to 6pm yesterday, also featured African drumming workshops, On the Spot van Caf� and a climbing wall.

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