EVEN more Southampton youngsters will be going on a Daily Echo- backed action adventure holiday next summer.

The selection procedure to pick the most deserving young people is already under way at the Woolston Youth Project from which the first group will leave.

They will be going to an Outward bound Centre at Aberdovey, North Wales as tens of youngsters from Southampton already have this summer. There they will experience canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain walking, camping, rope courses, trapeze, zipwire and rafting.

The hope is that these urban young people will vastly benefit from the team building and confidence building skills gained at the centre. Then they can really put them to use at school or at work back here in Southampton.

The bill for the scheme is being met by Chandler's Ford accountancy firm Tenon.

Joy Craddick, Tenon marketing manager, said: "The first group will be made up of six young people, two youth workers and one Tenon volunteer and the other three groups will probably consist of the same number.

"As far as we are concerned our first year as Outward Bound Patrons has been a great success. I know that all our own people have gained tremendously from the experience. They have pushed their own physical boundaries and have also learned a lot from the young people they have worked with.

"The cost to us in 2003 is in excess of £10,000."