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27/08/2014 - 15:57
The 2014 Wirral Apprentice of the Year was awarded to Rebecca Hulse from McEwan Wallace Ltd whose training provider is BPP at the prestigious Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards in June. Rebecca was able to secure an apprenticeship as a Trainee Tax Advisor, a position, which at the time had only ever been offered to University Graduates. Rebecca had to work exceptionally hard to convince an employer to take her on and prove that she was capable. When asked about her journey from A...
22/07/2014 - 15:54
FINALLY! The summer holidays are here! But what now? What is there to do? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We've collated a list of ideas for you so you can avoid boredom at all costs! Places to Go We have tons of information on places to go around Wirral. Why not have a look? There's something for everyone whether you want to check out a new film, visit a museum, head to New Brighton or even just a chilled day at the park. Cinemas and Bowling Leisure Centres Libraries...
19/08/2014 - 15:07
Today is GCSE results day for around 700,000 students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you're pleased with your results, well done - sounds like time to celebrate!! If you've not done as well as you'd hoped, you might be wondering what your options are. First of all, don’t panic. Many sixth-forms and colleges do expect at least C grades but some schools may take pupils with lower grades, so it's worth giving them a call to check. Other options include: Resitting your exams: Many...
19/08/2014 - 12:05
A family fun day is being held at Ilchester Park, Birkenhead, on Saturday 23 August from 12Noon-4pm. The Ilchester Festival will include activities for all of the family such as learning how to face paint, football and sports coaching, a climbing wall, jewellery-making and craft stalls. The event will also feature singing and dancing performances and a street parade organised by North Birkenhead Development Trust, to which many local organisations and members of the community have contributed....
15/08/2014 - 15:58
Sixty young people from across Wirral are taking part in the National Citizen Service, which is a fabulous opportunity to learn and gain new skills. The young people, who are split into groups of 4, are raising funds for charities close to their hearts. They delivered fantastic presentations about the projects and activities they will be doing, to a ‘Dragons Den’ type panel. The young people answered all questions confidently and gave great answers. Some of the questions were about risk...
15/08/2014 - 09:20
A-level pass rates at Wirral’s maintained schools, academies and sixth form colleges show the borough’s pupils achieved better than the national average this year. With just one local school still to report, the overall pass rate in 2014 in Wirral stands at 98.7%, which puts the borough above the national figure of 98%. The number of top grades (A*-B) reported in Wirral this year was 48.9%, which closely mirrors the national picture that shows a slight decrease in top grades. Last year’s Wirral...
06/08/2014 - 15:09
The Missing from Home service, provided by Catch 22, works with young people 10 to 18-years-old across the Wirral who are missing from home or care. The service works alongside young people, their families and the police to find out what has caused them to run away and prevent them from running away again in the future. Help is provided for young people who have run away who are at risk of: becoming involved in crime to survive, from stealing to criminal gang involvement sexual exploitation...
06/08/2014 - 09:52
Auditions are being held on Tuesday, September 9, for young people aged 16 plus who would like to join a new theatre group being set up by Wirral Creative Youth Development Team (WCYD). The new theatre group will be based at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre in Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead. The group has lots of exciting projects coming up including: Productions by in-house theatre-in-education company – Last Minute Theatre (LMT). LMT provides exciting theatre for young people exploring issues that...
04/08/2014 - 13:47
Tranmere Rovers are delighted to announce Wirral Met College as their new Training Partners in an exciting new partnership. The agreement is the latest stage of the Football Club’s plans to become a central part of the local community. Tranmere Rovers will link up with Wirral Met College in a deal that will see local youngsters involved in several areas of the club. The partnership will provide students with valuable work experience at Prenton Park with the Club determined to help our region’...
25/07/2014 - 14:17
Wirral Council has issued a warning to people not to paddle or swim in the model boating lake at New Brighton. The lake is solely for the use of model boats. The water is not tested, so its quality cannot be guaranteed. Although swimming and paddling is banned, it is being increasingly used by young people and children looking for somewhere to cool off. The lake is used by local model boating enthusiasts and Wallasey Model Boat Society, and is perfectly safe to sail model boats. However, the...
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