A new public awareness campaign to boost the level of household recycling across Wirral is now underway.
‘Good to Know’ aims to remind people about the wide range of items from all around the home that can be put in the grey wheelie bin to be recycled.
If you’re interested in recycling – brilliant! You’re in good company, as everyday people and celebrities all over the world are increasingly supporting recycling projects to help keep our planet safe.
We’ve included some facts below to help...
Wirral Met College’s computing students took part in a national Digital Day competition on 17th November, organised by Mando Group on behalf of BIMA (The British Interactive Media Association).
The Digital Day competition was seen by college tutors as an excellent opportunity for students to develop their commercial awareness and entrepreneurial skills, to increase their prospects when they progress into work following college.
The students worked in teams on different challenges; there were...
West Kirby’s Bill Ryder-Jones was signed to a record label at the age of 16. Since then he’s had a load of success: hitting the charts with Wirral band The Coral, playing guitar for the Arctic Monkeys, and releasing three solo albums. Now signed to the famous Domino Records, his latest album is named after his Wirral primary school, West Kirby County Primary.
We spoke to him to find out more about his life growing up in Wirral. And we got some great advice too!
Hi Bill! Your album is called...
If your parents are thinking of fostering, you may be excited, happy or confused.
To offer you support, Wirral Council has worked with Barnado’s and other local government agencies to create an information booklet for teenagers of potential foster carers.
View the booklet here.
Further information and advice is available from The Fostering Network at www.fostering.net or British Association for Adoption & Fostering at www.baaf.org.uk.
Wirral’s latest 3G playing pitches will be officially opened this weekend with a free football skills workshop hosted by an internationally-renowned freestyler.
Wirral Tennis Centre’s outdoor pitches have received a £200,000 upgrade to attract more people to play football and keep fit, and Saturday sees them open for business with a free event hosted by Richard Braithwaite, aka ‘Mr Silky Skills,’ an internationally-renowned football freestyle expert who will be showing off his moves as well as...
Are you under aged 16 and a budding poet or rapper? If so, you’re invited to pen a poem or rap for the VIRIDIS ‘Winter Warmth’ campaign around being warm in winter.
If selected as the winner, you could win a brand new bike!
Your poem or rap could be about your favourite winter clothes, how you can keep warm in winter, why it’s important to stay warm, or just about feeling cosy. You might even want to write about how you dance around in the cold to keep warm (if you do!) It’s your choice.
Pupils from two local secondary schools have received offers they couldn’t refuse when they pitched ideas for road safety awareness campaigns in a specially-convened ‘Dragons Den’.
Emily Morphy and Morgan Harrison, Year 10 pupils from Birkenhead High School Academy, along with Hollie Hall, Eryn Coathup, Sarah Foster and Emily Wallace from Wirral Grammar School for Girls walked away with full amounts they bid for and the support of their chosen ‘Dragons’ after a grilling at Wallasey Town Hall....
The Sex Education Forum campaigns for good quality sex and relationships education (SRE). Currently it is running a
national survey about young people's experiences with SRE.
The questions are about whether or not you learnt about your body, sexual development and consent at school, and if you discussed this at home too.
None of the questions are about your personal experience of relationships or sex. If you are aged 11-25, you can take the survey here.
'A curriculum to prepare us for life',...
Wirral’s annual Youth Parliament took place last night at Wallasey Town Hall, with over 60 young people attending.
As ever, there were some brilliant motions put forward and seconded by young people at the event. Arguments were articulately put forward, and a number of speakers bravely discussed their own personal issues in order to put their messages across. A round of applause was given for those who spoke out against bullying and discrimination towards the LGBT community.
The motions and...
Could you be a Merseyside Police volunteer cadet?
If you live in Merseyside and are currently a year 11 student, or you starting year 12 or the equivalent in September, the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme may be of interest to you.
What is the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme?
As a Volunteer Police Cadet you are a uniformed member of the Extended Police Family and will attend weekly sessions where you will develop your communication, leadership, problem solving and team working skills.