STUDENTS are helping a housing association connect with its younger tenants.

The innovative partnership was launched by Cestria Community Housing , the biggest landlord in Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

Year 11 pupils from the town’s Park View Academy are designing a new information leaflet, The partnership is the first of its kind in the area and was organised through the Durham Education Business Partnership (EBP) which brings schools and business together to equip students with the skills needed for the world of work.

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The project, named Building Brighter Futures,, provides the youngsters with challenges that give them greater insight into careers in the housing sector and teaches them practical skills..

Cestria’s Financial Inclusion Manager, Suzanne Jobson, said: “Cestria is eager to support our future tenants in gaining valuable skills and experiences to prepare them for the world of work and this project was a great opportunity to do just that.”