By 2030, the young people of Totnes and District are and integral part of the happy and healthy local society within which they take a lot of responsibility. Children and young people are very visible in the streets which are very safe for playing, walking, cycling, working and sharing together. Young people emerge from the educational system well prepared for adult life, they are less concerned with logos and watching TV reality shows and more concerned with doing interesting activities than the previous generation. They are well versed in sustainability based solutions, skilled and resourceful, well informed and with well balanced self-esteem and a sense of purpose and place in society. Low self-esteem, binge-drinking and bullying are past problems, addressed through children being engaged in personal development, social and community building activities in school, improved supports for families through local community activities and parents needing to work less hours away from home. Young people leaving school have many opportunities open to them to continue learning or take up interesting and worthwhile employment opportunities. Young couples needing a home are supported locally. Young people understand and recognise the problems created by peak oil and climate change faced by society and are keen to bring their enthusiasm, imagination and energy to address these problems in their local area.
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