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10/05/2012 - 16:01
The National Careers Service launched across England on 5th April 2012, providing a free and impartial career advice service for young people (aged 13 and over) and adults. If you’re looking for help and advice to plan your future, the National Careers Service can help you. They have friendly advisers who can provide information on learning, work, apprenticeships and choosing the right university. You can also get advice on your choices in Year 9 and Year 11. If you’d like to speak to an...
09/05/2012 - 12:26
Wirral's best young bands are gearing up to perform for hundreds of their peers at Youthfest 2012. Birkenhead Park provides the setting for this year's event, which sees eight of Wirral's best 13-19 year old bands facing off for the chance to scoop an exciting prize. This year's Youthfest comes with a twist: the quality of applicants was judged to be so high that 8, rather than 6 acts will battle it out on June 30. The prize includes: A day spent at Fallen Industries, recording and rehearsal...
08/05/2012 - 11:19
Competition entries have now been judged for 2012's 'Young Photographer of the Year' competition. The theme this year was "Changing Wirral" and budding photographers were asked to send in a photo they had taken, which could be anything from the changing landscape to a new building or project being set up in the local area. Zach Coburn won the 11-16 years category when he captured a sunset down at Marine Point in New Brighton. Gracie Formston was the under 11 category winner, with her picture...
08/05/2012 - 10:03
Hollyoaks and T4 stars call on Wirral young people to enter anti-tobacco short film competition. Young people from Wirral are being given the opportunity to enter an anti-tobacco North West film and social media competition. TV Celebrity Will Best, host of T4, launched the competition last week at MediaCityUK, along with Hollyoaks actress and fellow non-smoker Jessica Forrest. The Cut Films North West 2012 competition – run by The Deborah Hutton Campaign and Smoke & Mirrors youth anti-...
30/04/2012 - 12:15
The London 2012 Olympics may be over, but they have left behind a lot of excitement about sports, and people around the UK are getting involved in a variety of ways. Wirral Council's Leisure Centres are running a wide range of activities, including many of the 2012 Olympic sports, and are inviting you to check out what's available to see if you'd like to get involved. Each leisure centre has it's own programme and costs for each sport vary, but we have put together a basic overview of the types...
26/04/2012 - 14:28
The latest new production for young people brought to you by Last Minute Theatre Company (part of Wirral Youth theatre) is called 'If you loved me you would'. The play follows the moving story of Lisa and Chris, and their group of friends. As the tale unfolds, the play will explore the issue of what is healthy and unhealthy in a relationship. 'If you loved me you would....' 'My friends said possessive, I said he's caring.They said controlling, I said looking after me.They said paranoid, I said...
26/04/2012 - 10:01
Wirral Children's Trust, together with the help of children and young people across Wirral, has produced the Children and Young People's Plan for 2012-13. The Children's Trust is made up of all the different people that work with children, young people and their families, such as teachers, doctors, police officers and youth & social workers. The Plan sets out the things which will be done over the year to help you be healthy, be safe from harm, do well at school, take part in activities and...
23/04/2012 - 16:47
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service run a number of programmes which aim to promote 'fire safe' communities. Their BEACON and LIFE projects are designed to engage with young people aged 13 to 19 years and aim to give participants the opportunity to take part in a positive educational learning experience outside of school or peer group environments. The projects also seek to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and arson through their work with socially excluded groups of young people. The...
23/04/2012 - 14:24
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 with insults, provocations or threats. Supporters argue it's about humour, mischief and freedom of speech. But for many, the ferocity and personal nature of the abuse verges on hate speech. In its most extreme form it is a criminal offence. Last year,...
19/04/2012 - 15:57
Are you aged 14 to 18? Enthusiastic and keen to learn? Do you want to work as part of a dedicated team? Then why not consider working with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, having some fun and achieving a BTEC Level 2 at the same time?! Wirral Fire Cadets is a long-term education and development programme aimed at young people aged 14-18. They are currently recruiting for a new cohort of students, the closing date is 11th May 2012. Based at Wallasey Fire Station, Wirral Fire Cadets is an...
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