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25/11/2014 - 15:02
More than 40 community-spirited young people are coming to end of a programme that has seen them take giant strides towards improving the lives of others in their community while at the same time boosting their own personal and professional development. In total, 45 young people aged 16 and 17 have taken part in the National Citizen Service programme, co-ordinated by Wirral Council’s Sports Development Team, this year. And this week – Saturday 29th November - they will officially ‘graduate’...
18/11/2014 - 12:17
Wirral’s poetry extravaganza for people of all ages is accepting entries. The theme of 2015’s competition is ‘Light’. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2015. Entry is free and there are cash prizes for all winners. Chris’s parents Julie and Rich Salmon said: “We set up the Poetry Extravaganza in memory of our youngest son following his sudden death in February 2009, when he was aged just 15. Chris had a real passion and talent for writing poetry and we started the poetry...
18/11/2014 - 12:14
Professionals from the youth, health, education and social care sectors will meet this week to discuss responses to bullying. The annual Anti Bullying Conference, entitled ‘Let’s Stop Bullying Together’ will be held today at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre. Key Note speaker will be Dr Ruwan De Soysa, a consultant community paediatrician who will look at whether Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) make children more vulnerable to bullying. Attendees will...
17/11/2014 - 12:39
New figures released by the alcohol campaign group Drink Wise suggest that more than 12,000 Wirral children of age 16 and under may have been harmed by someone else’s drinking. A new campaign, launched on Monday November 17, to mark the start of Alcohol Awareness Week 2014, aims to highlight the need for minimum unit pricing as part of moves to protect children and young people from alcohol. In a survey conducted by Drink Wise, one in five of the adults they spoke to said they knew of a child...
05/11/2014 - 12:46
  Young people from Wirral want to see the Government implement standardised tobacco packs, following an event on the power of cigarette packaging in October. The event was organised by Tobacco Free Futures, a social enterprise that works with Cheshire and Merseyside local authorities to tackle tobacco in the region. The event explored how tobacco companies use glitzy and sophisticated packaging to entice young boys and girls into a life time of addiction. Kacey Atherton, 16, who is part...
03/11/2014 - 10:52
Bonfire night is one of the brightest, most spectacular nights of the year but it’s also one of the most dangerous. It’s important to know the facts about fireworks, the dangers they pose and how to stay safe on and around November 5th. Some Facts Half of all firework accidents happen to children under the age of 17. The most common injuries are to hands, followed by the eyes and face. Throwing a firework in a street or public place is a criminal offence, with a maximum fine of £5000. Three...
30/10/2014 - 10:54
Come along and see Wirral Met College’s fantastic facilities in Conway Park, Twelve Quays and The Oval Campus at our open evening. Displays and course information from all areas of the college will be available from 4.30pm-7.00pm on Thursday 6th November 2014, including information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships. If you are unable to attend on this date, call in to our Conway Park Campus for our new 16-18 drop-in advice session, every Thursday evening in term time from 4.00pm-7.00pm...
28/10/2014 - 10:57
Every year on October 31st we celebrate Halloween, a holiday widely associated with all things scary and spooky, but what is it? Where did it come from? And why do we celebrate it in the ways that we do? What is Halloween? Halloween is the one day a year we celebrate all things scary and mythical; from ghosts, ghouls and goblins to witches, wizards and fairies. The origin of the day is widely debated but from what we know for certain, it has only been over the last 100 years that Halloween has...
23/10/2014 - 14:38
The Children in Care Council is a group of people who have all been in care, who have had different experiences and who would like their say in changing things for the better. What do the CiCC do? We meet once a month to make sure your views and ideas are listened to by those making decisions about you. The CICC is always looking for new members. We are involved in lots of interesting projects that make a difference for young people who are looked after. It could give you the chance to meet...
23/10/2014 - 09:54
A new campaign to tackle criminal damage by young people has been launched across Wallasey Constituency. Youth workers and other practitioners will be working with young people over the Halloween period. You can check out more information on the Criminal Damage page. Tell us if you have seen our egg boxes @wallaseyteam or using the hashtag #itsnoyolk!
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