THE people behind a Huddersfield project which teaches old school values to young people are doing a sterling job.
The £168,000 lottery grant they are to receive will enable them to continue with their much-needed battle to turn difficult youngsters into model citizens.
Organisers say the biggest problem is a lack of respect and manners.
Anyone who has seen aimless gangs hanging around bus stations and street corners will agree.
It is to be applauded that there are some people out there in our town who are taking these issues seriously and are giving young people the benefit of their experience. It is a depressing comment on our society that the work is needed.
The shame is that the Fit 4 Life project has to go cap in hand to the lottery for their vital efforts to bring about an improvement in the behaviour of children? Surely public funds would not come amiss?
And, we must add, is it not too much to expect these lessons to begin at home?