International youth day celebrations in Woolwich

PUBLISHED: 11:16 22 August 2011 | UPDATED: 11:16 22 August 2011

Nick Remon, 18.

Nick Remon, 18.

More than 100 youngsters turned out to celebrate international youth day.

The mayor of Greenwich Jim Gillman officially opened the celebrations at Woolwich Polytechnic School For Boys in Hutchins Road, Woolwich, which included skateboarding, basketball, bike polo and DJ workshops.

15-year-old Saynab Sufi from Thamesmead, even learnt to cycle at the event on August 12. He said: “I don’t have time to learn how to ride a bike but the cycle school took time out to show me how. It wasn’t hard, I literally learnt within ten minutes.

“All my friends cycle to school and I will ask if I can have a bike so I can do it too - it’s the healthiest way to travel.”

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