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08/11/2011 - 15:15
Wirral will be one of the areas that will host the Olympic Torch Relay as it passes through the country prior to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. People from across the area are expected to turn out in force to welcome the Torch as it passes through the borough on June 1st 2012, en-route to the opening ceremony in London on July 27th. Celebrating the announcement with Steve Foulkes (Leader of Wirral Council) and hoping for success at London 2012 are hockey player Pascal Esclapez,...
08/11/2011 - 13:34
Wirral libraries join the e-Book generation...so if you are a member of the library, you will be able to access e-Books and e-Audiobooks available on the libraries website to download and browse on your e-reader, PC, laptop, tablet, compatible mobile phone, or MP3 player. And thanks to a partnership with Overdrive, a global distributor of digital media, there is a wide and ever-expanding range of e-Books and e-Audiobooks on offer and they're all free for library members. If any books are...
02/11/2011 - 10:49
January 16th is Martin Luther King Jn. day - he was the youngest ever Noble Prize winner (age 35 years in 1967) who dedicated his life to achieving equality and justice for Americans of all colour. The Universal Youth Support Service are running a competition to celebrate his famous speech "The Weakness of Violence" and you can find more details here. Racism is still an issue today in the United Kingdom - highlighted recently in football and the Stephen Lawrence murder trial. So what is...
01/11/2011 - 14:20
Have fun, be safe, behave is the message for the bonfire weekend as everyone is being urged to make Bonfire Night safe this year by attending an organised firework display instead of holding their own. This year, FREE displays have been organised on Saturday 5th November at a number of venues across the borough and so you are strongly encouraged to attend these events. Agencies including Wirral Council, Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service are working together with...
01/11/2011 - 12:33
Now that it is nearly dark when you are coming home from school or college, it is not only pretty depressing but it is even more important for you to 'be bright, be seen' when out on local roads - as a pedestrian or cyclist. Every year people are killed or seriously injured simply because they could not be seen by drivers. Not only does it get darker earlier at this time of year, invariably the weather conditions add to the problems. Top tips are : Always wear high visibility clothing - light...
01/11/2011 - 10:57
Celebrate our fab youth workers as part of National Youth Work Week..... We hope you'll agree that our youth workers are some of the best, but Wirral Council's Youth and Play Service – who run the hubs, youth centres and outreach service - has now been selected by the National Youth Agency (NYA) to be a national case study as part of National Youth Work Week. 'Bringing Communities Together' is the theme of the week, which started on Monday. The organisers – the National Youth Agency - are...
26/10/2011 - 09:30
A number of events happening in November which you may want to put in your diary if you are looking for some advice about the best route for you..further education ? training ? employment? Wirral Met have a new project called the Adventure Zone. This new course is for 16-18's who are not in education or employment. The course offers an exciting mix of personal development training with fitness and outdoor activities such as rockclimbing and paintballing (all FREE). It is a 10-week course and...
26/10/2011 - 08:34
Young people show what can be achieved with hard work and enthusiasm - to achieve the foundations of a brand new community garden in a disused piece of land next to Birkenhead Park. The 12 youngsters, all part of Wirral Metropolitan College's Prince's Trust programme, worked for three weeks on the project to transform the former playing field, which is close to the edge of the park, into the Edward Kemp Community Garden. The Edward Kemp Community Garden, named after Birkenhead Park's first-...
20/10/2011 - 14:34
If you are a budding photographer, maybe studying the subject or just enjoy taking snaps..you may be interested in seeing the winning Wildlife photographs from a recent prestigious international award here  - the images are stunning.
20/10/2011 - 10:13
The Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza 2012 has just been launched by Wirral Libraries.  This popular poetry competition, which began in 2010, is run in memory of Chris Salmon, a student at Calday Grammar School who loved poetry and who sadly passed away in 2009, age 15. Last years competition was an outstanding success with more than 600 entries received – all of a very high standard. The theme this year is "2012 - This Special Year".... Why will 2012 be special to you? What will make it...
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