AN after-school club could be helping to create stars of the future in Dalton.
The Lighthouse in Harp Inge is one of the first in the country to gain official Make Space status.
Make Space is a campaign to create a nationwide network of contemporary after- school clubs for young people. It is paid for by the Nestle Trust.
The new status means the club can now apply for a number of activities which Make Space provides.
These include making records, learning new sports and dance moves and taking part in courses on subjects such as creative writing.
The club already provides IT access and homework support. It has recently run a photography project for its 25 members.
Baroness Thornton, chairwoman of the Make Space Development Fund, said: "It is encouraging to see a community committed to investing in local youth.
"This status means there will now be even more opportunities for these young people."
aims to transform opportunities for teenagers by providing "chill-out" zones for listening to music and socialising, quiet areas for study and access to sports and creative activities.