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...
Are you interested in enhancing your CV ? Are you prepared to put yourself forward as a volunteer ?
Wirral Trading Standards are looking for 15-16 year old volunteers to assist with test purchasing operations targeting premises selling alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, and other age-restricted products to underage children - and the holidays, evenings and weekends are an ideal time to do this.
This will be an really rewarding opportunity to help the Council in combating underage sales - which in...
Do you know someone who is a hero? Do you know someone who is an inspiration to other young people and who deserves some recognition ? Now is your opportunity to let them know by nominating them for the Wirral Youth Heroes 2012 awards. The categories for nominations are:
Great Sporting Achievement
Contribution to the Arts
Overcoming Illness or Disability
Courage and Bravery
The closing date for...
The Annual Youth Voice Conference took place on Tuesday 9th October at Wallasey Town Hall.
More than 100 young people from Wirral secondary schools, special schools, youth outreach services and the Youth Offending Service descended on Wallasey Town Hall on Tuesday to have their say on issues that affect them. There were workshops covering topics such as bullying, health services in schools, the Council's budget and their priorities for their neighbourhood.
At the end of the day there was a...
World Mental Health day is on 10th October and to co-incide with this event, a new site, MyMind.org.uk is being launched.
Mental Health is simply about the way you think and feel; and how you manage through life's journey and its ups and downs.
The site has loads of useful advice with a section just for teens. It let's you know that that help is at hand for anyone going through a difficult time or coping with a tricky experience. Or if you find yourself lost in a fog of your own thoughts or...
A recent survey has suggested that the majority of pupils think teaching at school was better than the teaching they got at university.
The study of 1,000 final-year students for private heads body, HMC, suggests private school pupils were particularly disappointed. Some 61% rated school teaching more highly. Meanwhile 42% of state pupils favoured school and 38% university teaching. More details about the survey can be found here.
Whilst this is only one survey, it illustrates how important it...
A recent survey has suggested that the scrapping of the EMA (Education Maintanance Allowance) has affected the number of 16-19 year olds enrolling at College? Do you agree with this or are there other reasons why you have chosen not to enrol at a 6th Form or other college? If you are interested...read more about this story here and we would love to hear your views on this subject. Email us and tell us what you think.
It has been likened to the equivalent of internet road rage but an internet "troll" has been jailed for mocking dead teenagers on various websites. Public figures, including Stephen Fry and Miranda Hart, have also been victims of trolling. So what is it and why do people do it?
The word comes from a Norse monster but the troll is a very modern menace.
Trolling is a phenomenon that has swept across websites in recent years. Online forums, Facebook pages and newspaper comment forms are bombarded...
A special dedication ceremony for a new memorial in Hamilton Square will take place at 12 noon in Hamilton Square on Friday 30th September and all people - young and old - are being asked to attend to show their appreciation to local war heroes.
The memorial will commemorate service men and women who have been awarded the Victoria or George Cross, 1100 local people killed in action during the Second World War and those who have fallen in other conflicts since 1945.
For some time, the...
12-week healthy lifestyle programme. The programme is for 12-16's and offers advice on fitness, health and food. As part of the programme there are also gym and phyiscal activity sessions. This is being offered at locations across Wirral and is in partnership with sports/activity clubs. Find out more on 0754 7363834.