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01/04/2014 - 09:58
Wirral Council are working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, Connexions, National Careers Service and Forum Housing to launch Pop Up Talent Wirral. The idea of Pop Up Talent is that young people can drop in to an accessible venue and get jobs/careers advice, information and guidance in an interactive way directly from employers. The first event will be on the 9th and 10th of April, the Wirral Met Learning Shop, The Pyramids, Birkenhead and is targeted at 16-24 year olds who are seeking work...
26/03/2014 - 11:01
A display of work created by second year BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree students from Wirral Metropolitan College takes place from Saturday 29th March until Thursday 10th April 2014, from 10am-5pm Monday to Sunday at The Colonnades, Albert Dock in Liverpool. Entitled ‘Spectrum’, the exhibition will feature a wide range of exciting artwork that reflects the high level of achievement the students have attained in their practice at this early stage in their careers. Spectrum explores a range of...
11/03/2014 - 12:36
You may have noticed a new addition to the homepage in the form of a bright new button with the words 'The Facts About' plastered on it! And if so you might be thinking 'What's that about!?' Well starting today, we'll be publishing a new article every few weeks highlighting topics ranging from drugs and alcohol, sexual health, road safety, higher and further education and more! We'll be answering all the important questions and providing up to date information on particular topics so that you...
06/03/2014 - 16:13
Have your say on what the name and logo for Wirral Youth Zone should be. Wirral Youth Zone is looking to hear from as many young people as possible, to help choose a brand identity for the new facility. The Youth Zone will be a world class youth facility, open 7 days a week in the evenings and weekends, for young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with a disability.  For just 50p per visit, it will offer young people a purpose built facility with a wide range of activities, including...
03/03/2014 - 15:44
Do you or somebody you know smoke? It might come as a surprise to find out that on average, less than 3 out of 10 16-24 year olds smoke. The number is falling too. Those who do smoke come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some don't even admit they smoke. Social smokers and weed smokers - it's still smoking. There are lots of reasons to have a go at giving up smoking, even if you’re only an occasional smoker. You save money and you don’t stink of stale fags. You also make sure that when you...
27/02/2014 - 15:11
It’s time to dig out that running kit - the Sport Relief Mile is coming back to Wirral next month. On Sunday 23rd March, Birkenhead Park will be hosting the Sainsbury’s-sponsored charity event. Runners can choose whether they want to run one mile, three or six, and the organisers hope as many local people as possible get on their marks, get set and go for Sport Relief. People who want to take part can enter now then start their sponsorship efforts in a bid to help transform the lives of...
27/02/2014 - 10:32
More than 200 pupils took the plunge and submitted entries to the Birkenhead Park poetry competition, which this year had ‘water’ as its theme. The winners were announced earlier this month across all three age categories and, in addition to receiving prizes at a ceremony at the park, some of the winners also got to plant new trees in the park. In total, 227 young people from local schools and 14 adults entered this year’s competition, submitting poetry and prose in a range of styles. After...
21/02/2014 - 14:50
For the third year running, Wirral's young heroes are to be honoured at an award ceremony so impressive that it's gained a national profile and won awards of its own. The Youth Heroes Awards, set up in 2011, were founded by local charity Wirral Youth for Christ (YFC) as a grassroots response to the riots that rocked the whole nation. In the summer of that year, YFC took a group of 'young heroes' on a humanitarian mission to central India. The small group of young people raised over £15,000...
10/02/2014 - 10:36
Thursday at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Wirral was a day of upsets, with 3 of the 4 players making it through to the last 4 being un-seeded. First match on court 3 saw Team Gosling training partners, George Coupland and Dave Rice, face each other. Rice, seeded 2, and winner in Sheffield last week, had his work cut out against the big serving opponent, with Coupland edging the 1st set 64. The US College graduate really imposed his aggressive game in the 2nd set for a 64 62 victory. Meanwhile, the...
06/02/2014 - 14:50
Rampworx is pleased to offer organised groups a 50% reduction in the cost of 1 open coaching session (http://rampworx.com/bookings/ - Option 3) at its skatepark in Aintree. You can chose from 1 of 4 sports (BMX, Rollerblading, Skateboard, Scooter) Sessions last for 2 hours with a maximum number of 10 young people in any 1 group. The minimum age is 5 years with no upper limit. All equipment; including safety gear is provided. Cost is £60 instead of £120 and this offer expires on 28th February...
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