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26/07/2012 - 14:22
WIRRAL Council’s ‘looked after’ children and young people have played a major role in the launch of a new website and ‘welcome pack’ for children in care. The new resources have been developed with children and young people who are in the care of Wirral Council. Similar resources have always been available, but crucially, these new services have had major input from ‘looked after’ children and young people themselves. The pack is designed to be used by children and young people when they first...
26/07/2012 - 12:26
Are you aged 14 to 25? Do have a learning difficulty or disability? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then the Your Future Your Choice event is the event for you!! Running on Tuesday 16th October from 9am to 4pm, this free event will promote opportunities available for Wirral’s 14 to 25 year olds who have learning difficulties or disabilities. Here’s more of a low down on what to expect: Loads of fun activities throughout the day!! There will be lots of opportunities to get support in...
25/07/2012 - 17:26
ENGAGE is a ground-breaking safety initiative for novice drivers launched by the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership - a collaboration between Merseyside Police, the five local authorities and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. The initiative aims to deliver a high standard of driving tuition to novice drivers across Merseyside. One hundred driving instructors have received specialist training to deliver learner-centred coaching to better equip novice drivers with skills to identify and deal...
25/07/2012 - 16:13
The creative talent of young Wirral photographers has been revealed at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre in Birkenhead. Organised by Wirral Youth Theatre, part of Wirral Council's Universal Youth Support Service, New Elements is an exhibition of photography which reflects young people’s personal and shared experience and explores their responses to the world around them.  Subjects include the promenade at Parkgate, the Liver buildings, family members and objects that represent identity. New...
25/07/2012 - 15:27
Wirral Council’s head lifeguard has paid tribute to four beach lifeguards whose ‘vigilance, professionalism and courage’ saved the lives of a number of young people at New Brighton on Sunday afternoon. Tony Jones says the lifeguards were involved in a multiple rescue when a number of people got into difficulties while in the sea adjacent to Fort Perch Rock. ‘There was a big spring tide and a strong wind on Sunday afternoon. At some point, a number of people started being swept out to sea, up...
05/07/2012 - 16:21
New Wirral music festival ASTRAL COAST announces an exclusive, special guest acoustic performance from SOUND OF GUNS’ ANDREW METCALFE as well as the best new emerging talent from the region!! ASTRAL COAST are thrilled to announce the line-up for this year’s festival. SOUND OF GUNS’ ANDREW METCALFE is confirmed as one of the special guest performers at this year’s inaugural festival. Andrew comes to Astral Coast after a fantastic year thus far, which has featured the release of Sound Of Guns’...
05/07/2012 - 14:38
More than 2,000 pupils from Wirral schools have taken part in Wirral Schools’ Games at The Oval, Bebington. Pupils from over 60 schools were joined by an inspirational former Royal Marine who has beaten the odds to become tipped to qualify for a place in the next Winter Olympics, in Russia in 2014. Pete Dunning, 26, lost both his legs when he was injured whilst on duty in Afghanistan, but is now a member of the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team and Great Britain Disabled Ski Team. Pete was...
05/07/2012 - 14:27
ENGAGE is a ground-breaking safety initiative for novice drivers launched by the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership - a collaboration between Merseyside Police, the five local authorities and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. The initiative aims to deliver a high standard of driving tuition to novice drivers across Merseyside. One hundred driving instructors have received specialist training to deliver learner-centred coaching to better equip novice drivers with skills to identify and deal...
05/07/2012 - 14:18
Young people hear about dangers of sharing electronic content and images As part of its efforts to keep young people safe online, two Wirral Council agencies joined forces with Brook, the young people’s sexual health organisation, to highlight the potential dangers of sending images and content online. Wirral Council’s Response and Youth Offending Service teamed up with Brook to highlight the dangers of taking and distributing images of a sexual nature via mobile phones and the internet. The...
05/07/2012 - 12:35
Young people at Wallasey Youth Hub celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a fundraising event for Claire House Children's Hospice on June 3rd. The day was a huge success, raising over £200 for the hospice which cares for children and young adults with complex medical needs. Chereece Skeete and Monty Trevitt are two of the young people who attend Wallasey Youth Hub, and have written this news story about the day: The fundraising was very successful selling cakes, hotdogs, burgers and drinks...
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