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01/02/2016 - 09:38
Your manifestos are in and it’s time to open up the voting for the UK Youth Parliament 2016! Thank you to all of you who sent in a manifesto. We have 14 candidates in total, and we think each manifesto has been intelligently put together and is definitely worth a read. Your candidates So, please click on the links below to read the manifesto of each candidate. Have a think about what they are saying they would like to do for young people in Wirral and how they plan to do it. Do they sound...
10/02/2016 - 16:32
Wirral’s citizenship programme will be bigger and better than ever this year, with more young people getting the chance to have fun while learning new skills and contributing to their communities. The National Citizen Service gives young people aged 16 and 17 and all those in Years 11 and 12 the chance to go on short breaks and get work experience which can contribute towards UCAS statements and job applications. This year’s scheme includes an outdoor pursuits adventure, a camping trip to...
09/02/2016 - 12:43
This week (8th-14th February) is Children’s Mental Health Week. Teenwirral knows that mental health is a big issue to young people, and we want to help. To start, we’ve written a Facts About article on the subject to give you some info on common mental health problems, where to go locally for support, and tips on things you can do to help yourself if you’re struggling. You are not alone. The theme of Children's Mental Health Week this year is 'building resilience' and teaching children to '...
08/02/2016 - 08:57
Wirral school children have been learning about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise as part of a project to tackle childhood obesity. Millfields C of E Primary School, Eastham, hosted a ‘Takeaway for a Change’ workshop led by Wirral Council’s Public Health team with healthy cookery classes for children and parents, free food tastings and information and guidance. ‘Takeaway for a Change’ is a Wirral Council project to tackle unhealthy diets and inactivity by improving the nutritional...
03/02/2016 - 14:47
If you're over 18 and you want to vote in elections you need to register to vote. Why register to vote? If you’re not registered you can’t vote. Voting gives you a say on many important things that affect you, your friends and your family. 7.4 million 16-24 year olds live in the UK. Only half of those are registered to vote, only 43% of those registered turned out to vote in 2015. This means that under a quarter of our youngest citizens are empowered to create change – even though they are the...
01/02/2016 - 12:30
Port Sunlight Village Trust invites you to an open day for local young people. This is your opportunity to find out about employment opportunities in the heritage and tourism sector, plus the challenges of managing a historic visitor attraction and 21st century residential community. The day will include a tour of the village, the chance to meet heritage and tourism professionals, and some hands-on workshops. You can choose from: • landscape gardening • estate maintenance and repair Places are...
01/02/2016 - 12:21
Volunteers aged 15 - 17 years are needed to help Trading Standards Officers enforce the law about underage sales of alcohol, cigarettes and fireworks. Working alongside Police and Trading Standards Officers, volunteers will carry out test purchases at premises to ascertain if offences are being committed. We are currently recruiting volunteers across the Borough. The purpose of the test purchasing is to check premises are complying with relevant laws which govern underage sales. Trading...
27/01/2016 - 16:55
Visitor Economy Week starts on Monday 8th February, with a launch event at the Local Enterprise (LEP) offices in Liverpool and lots of events around the region. Wirral Met College and Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is working with local secondary schools to promote career opportunities in our vibrant and rapidly growing Visitor Economy. This encompasses a wide range of industries supporting tourism, including hotels, restaurants and bars, plus culture, entertainment...
27/01/2016 - 14:51
Every year, local authorities across the country look for homes for thousands of children who for one reason or another have had to be taken into care. There are many myths around fostering. Some people think you can’t foster if you work, or if you already have kids, or if you don’t have kids, or if you’re single, or gay. None of these things are true. Maybe your parents are thinking of fostering, or it’s something you’d like to do yourself in the future. You might have some questions you’d...
18/01/2016 - 14:56
You are invited to tell Healthy Wirral what matters to you about health and social care. The Healthy Wirral team is made up of health and social care professionals who are working towards offering a more integrated health service in Wirral. It wants as many people as possible to offer their feedback, which will be used to shape health and social care services around the needs of all people in the community, wherever they live, and whatever their needs. Alongside a range of workshops, you have...
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