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The World is on Lancaster's Streets this Saturday

John Freeman
An exciting urban street game will take to Lancaster's streets on Saturday afternoon (25th September) involving teams, chasing and checkpoints -- all in an intriguing bid to raise awareness about development issues.

Organised by the Global Link development education centre, adult volunteers and Dukes theatre young people the street game will also be run next Saturday (2nd October) on Morecambe Promenade.

Young people and adults are invited to register at the Friends Meeting House (next to the train station) in Lancaster, and at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, at 2.00 pm. They will race in around the city centre, negotiating their way through checkpoints, finding materials they need to build shelters, finding out how to survive on pennies, and being chased by giant mosquitos carrying malaria.

The project is funded by the Department for International Development and Lancashire County Council, and uses fun and games to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals - eight international goals set to reduce poverty, disease, and infant and maternal mortality, as well as improve environmental conditions by 2015.

People can play by registering on the day or joining the Facebook group. If people are aged between 13-19 they can receive an AQA award on global learning if they successfully complete the game.

• Lancaster - Saturday 25th September - Game starts at 3.00 pm from the Friends Meeting House

• Morecambe - Saturday 2nd Octobr - Game starts at 3.00 pm from Winter Gardens - Map

Registration from 2.30 p.m.

• For further information see or email play[at]