Wirral’s new Young Poet Laureate has been crowned as part of this year’s Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza.
Xanthe Brennan received the accolade for her poem ‘Storytelling’, which was chosen as first prize winner in the 11 to 16 category. Awards including cash prizes were also presented in age ranges from reception-age children to adults.
The Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza takes place every year to celebrate the life of Chris Salmon, a student at Calday Grange Grammar School who tragically...
Calling all 16-17 year-olds in Wirral.
If you live in Wirral a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is waiting for you. It’s called the National Citizen Service and it’s about adventure, independence, excitement and pushing yourself to the limit.
The scheme runs for two weeks over the summer holidays and includes two five-day adventure holidays, with further activities on a part time basis…All for the unbelievable, all-inclusive cost of just £35!
You’ll take part in outdoor activities,...
Wirral’s public health team has commissioned a new service to increase access to sexual health treatment, advice and support.
Sexual Health Wirral is a free service, available to anyone in Wirral, aiming to ensure that all local sexual health services are easily accessible. Clinics are now available 7 days a week and across 7 locations.
A new website has also been created at www.sexualhealthwirral.nhs.uk, as well as a helpline number, 0151 514 6464, available from 8am – 8pm.
The three year...
Wirral Youth Service has recently decided to work towards applying for a Navajo Charter Mark.This charter mark will show our Youth Service is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender friendly.
A bit about Navajo:
· The name ‘Navajo’ was chosen by those involved at the start of the project in 1999, to pay tribute to the traditions of tolerance, non-discrimination and goodwill that historically formed a central part of the Navajo Nation's belief,...
Wirral Council is asking for your views on changes to the transport it provides to take people to school. The Council needs to save £109 million over the next three years and has recently been asking local about people about ways in which these savings can be made.
Providing transport for pupils to attend schools and colleges is very costly. The Council has come up with proposals to make savings from its school transport budget.
The proposals aim to make sure that the most vulnerable young...
A new project which uses 'peer educators' to raise young people's awareness of the risks of alcohol misuse is holding a celebration and awards night at the Light Cinema, New Brighton, on Monday April 29.
Wirral Alcohol Peer Educators programme recruits motivated young people aged from 16-21 to become peer educators. They go into schools and youth settings to raise awareness and discuss their own experiences of alcohol, They also advise on harm reduction, the importance of making the right...
Gym membership for teenagers
We all know that staying fit and active is good for you. In fact, 8 out of 10 teenagers say they want to be fitter! So, we have built a fantastic new Teen Invigor8 fitness membership just for you.
Available to all young people over 12*, Teen Invigor8 offers over 200 fitness classes per week, state of the art fitness suites and access to a range of teen-specific activities.
What activities can I do?There are fitness classes, activities like athletics,...
Are you in years 8 or 10, or are you aged 16-19?
Have you taken part in Wirral's HELP Survey 2013 yet?
You can tell us about things like:
Your local area
Your answers will help us to plan how we improve things for you and other young people in Wirral.
Take part here now and HELP us HELP you.
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A group of youngsters have been taught a host of sailing skills through a Wirral Council scheme.
Six young people, all aged between 14 and 16, were given the opportunity to gain their Power Boat Level 2 qualification. The youngsters’ training took place at West Kirby Marine Lake, under the watchful eye of trained staff, who were on hand to support them in the handling of power boats, the reading of the waters and the health and safety of both persons and boat along with the maintenance and...
A Youth Forum is an opportunity for young people to get their point of view over to councillors and police officers and ask questions to them. There were two police officers and three councillors present at the Wallasey youth forum.
Wallasey Youth Forum took place at the Wallasey Youth Hub, on the 14th of March 2013, 16 young people from across the district attended the forum. In the past we used to feed into our area forums for feedback on our issues. However, this time...