The number of young people attending youth clubs and activities in Wirral has risen by more than 60 per cent.
A total of 8,625 young people went along to sessions over the past year compared to 5,347 the year before.
The increase follows the launch of www.teenwirral.com and the reconfiguration of the Youth Service, which included the introduction of the Youth Hubs across the borough.
The new Youth Hubs at Shaftesbury Youth Club, Birkenhead, Wallasey Fire Station, Eastham Youth Club and West...
The winners of an inaugural poetry competition, set up in memory of local teenager Chris Salmon, were announced at a glittering awards evening at Bebington Civic Centre.
Judges received 634 entries, with Kim Morgan from West Kirby Grammar School announced as the winner of the first prize in the 16-18 category. She was also named Wirral's Young Poet Laureate for the next year.
Popular Liverpool poet, Levi Tafari, entertained the audience at the presentation night.
Chris Salmon was a pupil at...
Do you live or go to school in Wallasey? Are you a Year 11 school leaver?
School leavers in Wallasey are being given the chance to join a new course being run by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
The National Citizen Service is a new, free scheme for Year 11 school leavers to learn new skills, challenge themselves and make a positive impact in their community during the school holidays. It will be run by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Youth Engagement staff in Wallasey, as part of a...
The winner of teenwirral.com's latest competition is Bailey Cain, aged 15, from Woodchurch. Bailey won 5 x 2-for-1 passes to the fantastic Rampworx Skatepark in Liverpool. Each pass is worth up to £13, so the total prize value is a whopping £65!!
Bailey, who attends Woodchurch High, is a keen BMX rider and spends as much of his spare time as possible out on his bike. He had heard about the competition through the youth club he attends.
He said 'I go to Rampworx every few weeks and wanted to win...
Wirral Children's Trust, together with the help of children and young people across Wirral, have produced the Children and Young People's Plan for 2011-12. 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...
Kite flyers from all over the world are heading to the Wirral coastline this weekend for one of the most colourful and spectacular events on the UK events calendar.
New Brighton's breezy 'Dips' – unique green spaces on the promenade overlooking the Mersey Estuary – will be home to the 'Kites Over the Mersey' Wirral International Kite Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 from 11am to 4.30pm each day.
Admission is free, and there is a free shuttle bus running all weekend from New...
Are you stuck for something to do with your Dad this Father's Day? Why not take him swimming - you can get him in for FREE!!
To celebrate Fathers Day on June 19th Wirral’s Invigor8 leisure centres are offering Dads the chance to spend some quality time with their children, with Dads swimming for free in one of the borough’s public pools.
To take advantage of the offer, dads will need the voucher which can be downloaded and printed here.
So long as Dads go with a child under 16, Dad can...
Are you a complete beginner or have you done a little running in the past? If so, why not come along and join one of Wirral Sports Development's Run England running groups which meet across Wirral? Registration is now FREE so it will only cost you £1 a session (this is the junior rate, adults are £2 a session) or £5 per family session (family ticket is for up to 2 adults and 4 young people). The session fee is FREE if you are an Invigor8 holder.
Sessions run across Wirral in a variety of...
Better check your Facebook settings before posting a party invitation online.
A teenage girl in Germany who forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook fled her own party when more than 1,500 guests showed up and around 100 police officers, some on horses, were needed to keep the crowd under control.
Eleven people were temporarily detained, one police officer was injured, dozens of girls wearing flip-flops cut their feet on broken glass and firefighters had to extinguish two...
Wirral Council is once again offering free swimming for children and young people over this half-term period. Sessions are available across Wirral's 6 pools for all under 18s until Sunday 5th June.
Check out the Half-Term Swimming Pool Timetable to find a session that's right for you.
If you have any queries about the offer, you can contact the Sport and Recreation Call Centre on 0151 606 2010.