One new way of keeping abreast of what the youth of Thanet are up to these days is to monitor the YouTube website. Here we have a fascinating and creative example of one group devoted to running up and down walls on Margate sea front; encouraging us all to think seriously about the provision of local activities and resources designed to prevent the kids from "Going up the wall."
What's really sad is that a generation ago, what these kids are doing would have been the most basic gymnastics in the schools I once taught in. Today however, even being educated in a "specialist sports" school means that children have a good 60% or less physical education than they had in the eighties.
Times and teenagers don't change that much though, I used to do much the same at their age in Westgate and broke my arm falling off the promenade, aged thirteen. That was before the safety railings were introduced.