Bonfire night is one of the brightest, most spectacular nights of the year but it’s also one of the most dangerous. It’s important to know the facts about fireworks, the dangers they pose and how to stay safe on and around November 5th.
Half of all firework accidents happen to children under the age of 17.
The most common injuries are to hands, followed by the eyes and face.
Throwing a firework in a street or public place is a criminal offence, with a maximum fine of £5000.
Come along and see Wirral Met College’s fantastic facilities in Conway Park, Twelve Quays and The Oval Campus at our open evening.
Displays and course information from all areas of the college will be available from 4.30pm-7.00pm on Thursday 6th November 2014, including information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
If you are unable to attend on this date, call in to our Conway Park Campus for our new 16-18 drop-in advice session, every Thursday evening in term time from 4.00pm-7.00pm...
Every year on October 31st we celebrate Halloween, a holiday widely associated with all things scary and spooky, but what is it? Where did it come from? And why do we celebrate it in the ways that we do?
What is Halloween?
Halloween is the one day a year we celebrate all things scary and mythical; from ghosts, ghouls and goblins to witches, wizards and fairies. The origin of the day is widely debated but from what we know for certain, it has only been over the last 100 years that Halloween has...
The Children in Care Council is a group of people who have all been in care, who have had different experiences and who would like their say in changing things for the better.
What do the CiCC do?
We meet once a month to make sure your views and ideas are listened to by those making decisions about you. The CICC is always looking for new members.
We are involved in lots of interesting projects that make a difference for young people who are looked after. It could give you the chance to meet...
A new campaign to tackle criminal damage by young people has been launched across Wallasey Constituency.
Youth workers and other practitioners will be working with young people over the Halloween period.
You can check out more information on the Criminal Damage page.
Tell us if you have seen our egg boxes @wallaseyteam or using the hashtag #itsnoyolk!
This year young people who are peer educators at Creative Youth Development (Wirral Youth Theatre) were heavily involved in the planning stages of the event. In addition, to help facilitate the workshops, the peer educators were also involved in presenting some performances which will link to issues for the workshop discussions.
One of the pieces is called – ‘If You Loved Me You Would’ which is about teenage relationship abuse.
What is relationship abuse?
Relationship abuse is when someone...
Wirral Youth Voice Conference (YVC) is an annual conference organised by Wirral Council’s Children and Young People’s Department, this year it was the 12th event and was held on 16th October 2014 at Wallasey Town Hall.
There aims of the conference were:
To provide young people with the opportunity to explore issues important to them.
To provide young people with an opportunity to question senior officers, senior Councillors from Wirral Council and senior officers from partner...
For this year’s, Big Draw Event, we will be hosting on a wide range of events and activities to get everybody involved in creativity and drawing whilst enjoying the great surrounding of our amazing arts and heritage venues.
The 2014 Big Draw will run from 4th October to 2nd November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which will connect people of...
Victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 and 17 will be recognised under a new cross-government definition announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg earlier this year.
The definition of domestic violence will now include young people under 18 and is the latest action by the government to tackle violence against young people.
A change to the official definition of domestic violence used across government will aim to increase awareness that young people in this age-group do experience...
How much do your parents drink? Do you feel it's too much? You may be surprised to hear that up to one million children in the UK live with parents who have serious drinking problems.
Most adults who drink don't have a problem with alcohol. In sensible amounts it's usually fine, but drinking to excess can cause lots of problems and lasting damage to your body. If someone is drinking too much and they are not able to stop they may have a drinking problem called alcoholism. Alcoholism is an...