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02/04/2015 - 18:56
If you tuned into the BBC’s flagship news programme, BBC Breakfast, last week, you’ll have seen pupils from the Observatory School, Wirral, filmed as part of its regular BBC News School Report. Pupils have been taking part in a ‘World’s Wettest Classroom’ project on the ocean-going yacht ‘Diva,’ learning not only sailing, but also sea survival, sail design and repair, and marine engineering. They were filmed taking the yacht from its berth in Liverpool to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, where they...
02/04/2015 - 18:43
Some adults may try to buy your trust with expensive gifts; these gifts are often bribes to make you feel you have to do something in return. When you’re online, someone you don’t know may try and talk to you and ask you lots of questions about where you live and go to school. You may also be asked to take part in things you feel uncomfortable with , such as drug taking or stealing to prove your ‘love’ and loyalty. All the above can be signs of exploitation, a form of abuse that is against...
06/03/2015 - 11:00
National Citizen Service is open to Year 11 and Year 12 students at schools and colleges, as well as other 16 and 17 years olds not currently in education. Running three times a year in spring (year 12), summer (year 11 & 12) and autumn (year 12), programmes take place during school and college holidays and consist of up to two short stays away from home, a planning week and 30 hours of part-time work spent on a community project. NCS is for everyone regardless of income, interests,...
06/03/2015 - 10:44
Wirral Council has streamlined its bespoke website for Looked After Children with the help of the Children In Care Council. The new website isn't just about a fresh new look, we've included a boatload of new features to make it easier for everybody to use. Some of the new features include: Mobile-friendly - The website now works on all devices whether that's a smartphone, tablet or computer! Point by Widgit - Highlight any word to be presented with some images to help understand the words...
24/02/2015 - 13:36
A team of six girls from West Kirby Grammar School are raising money for Wings of Hope by hosting a charity fashion show at Heswall Hall on Monday 16th March 2015 at 7pm. The girls have held several events to raise awareness and money for this cause and this is their final event. Wings of Hope are a registered charity who provide free education to children in India and Malawi who are living in poverty, orphaned or are separated from their family. The event will be run by Shop2Drop, a company...
28/01/2015 - 11:23
Are you good at coming up with creative ideas? Are you from the Wallasey area or attend a school or youth club in the area? Do you want to make a difference in your community? If you answered yes to all these then WE NEED YOU! Wallasey Constituency Committee is investing £2,000 in the ‘Little Sparks’ fund and is looking for groups of young people like you (aged 18 or younger) to bid for up to £500 to fund community projects in the Wallasey area. Bids should focus either on: helping people of...
28/01/2015 - 11:03
Wirral’s young people are one step closer to having the new state-of-the-art youth facility, The Hive, with the unveiling of new designs for the Youth Zone today. The concept images follow the recent appointment of Seven Architecture, who have been instructed to design the £6million facility, by a panel of judges consisting of local young people and representatives of the Youth Zone Board including; Wirral Council, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and OnSide. Expected to open at the end of...
21/01/2015 - 11:08
A prestigious tennis tournament returns to Wirral in March, gathering together some of the world’s top players. The Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament will take place from 15th March to 21st March at Wirral Tennis and Leisure Centre, Bidston. Entry is free and open to all. Practice sessions take place on Saturday 14th March, and are also open to the public. 22-year-old Londoner Tom Farquharson won 2014’s event, capturing his maiden pro singles title against Dan Smethurst. Over 100 spectators...
12/01/2015 - 10:04
Young people aged 14 to 25 can take part in free healthy activities at a new Wirral Council leisure resource. Guinea Gap Leisure Centre in Seacombe has recently welcomed two brand new, state-of-the-art 3G pitches, as part of a wider scheme of ongoing improvements to the facility, which also includes a new fitness suite. On Tuesday 13th January between 7pm and 9pm officers from Wirral Council’s Sports Development Team will be running free multi-sport activities, including football, volleyball...
12/01/2015 - 09:47
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Steve Foulkes would like to invite all talented youngsters from Wirral to audition for this year's production of Spotlight on Youth 2015 which will take place at the Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton on Sunday, March 22nd 2015. Spotlight On Youth showcases talented youngsters, under the age of 19, from the Wirral and the North West whilst raising funds for the Mayor of Wirral's Special Charity Appeal which supports local charities. This year the Mayor is...
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