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23/08/2012 - 13:17
Wirral Council is asking you to tell us what your local parks, beaches, countryside and open spaces should be like. What do you like about them? If you could change anything what would it be? We’re developing a long term plan for Wirral’s Parks and Countryside Service. To help us ensure that this meets the needs of local people, we're asking for your views. This is a chance for you to have a say on how the Council manages your parks, beaches, countryside and open spaces. Please help us by...
23/08/2012 - 09:36
Everton Football Club is launching a new programme this month and have asked Teen Wirral to let Wirral teenagers know about it. Leadership Through Sport will provide young people aged 16-18 with the opportunity to become a leader in business and in their community. The programme will see students study a BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Liverpool Community College for 3 days of the week, the rest of the week will be spent with Everton in the Community transferring their newly...
23/08/2012 - 08:50
Thursday 23rd August 2012 is GCSE results day for around 700,000 students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you're pleased with your results, well done - sounds like time to celebrate!! If you've not done as well as you'd hoped, you might be wondering what your options are. First of all, don’t panic. Many sixth-forms and colleges do expect at least C grades but some schools may take pupils with lower grades, so it's worth giving them a call to check. Other options include:...
22/08/2012 - 13:05
Mersey Interactive is the new single access point that brings together all of the careers information, advice and guidance available in Wirral and the other areas of the Mersey region. The interactive website provides 24/7 access to careers information and resources for young people, parents and teachers. The website is really easy to use – there's a simple registration process and then young people from the age of 13 upwards can use the site to help plan their futures and look at the possible...
22/08/2012 - 09:20
Wallasey Central Library was transformed last week as local band, Guardians, performed as part of a new, Wirral Council project to get more young people using local libraries. Guardians, from Wallasey, appeared at the venue as part of Bands, Books and Rock and Roll, with 50 eager punters watching the band run through a raucous set. They performed an hour of their own material. The band, whose single ‘New World Order’ is available now on iTunes, attracted a crowd of young people to their...
21/08/2012 - 14:42
Inspired by the Games? Get active and have fun with MEND's healthy lifestyle course! The fun 10-week MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) programme is available for young people aged 13-19 and is kicking off in September 2012 at various local venues across Birkenhead, West Kirby, Wallasey and other areas in the Wirral. The programmes help families to get fitter, healthier and happier by teaching them top tips on how to eat more healthily and keep active. You can also attend sessions on...
20/08/2012 - 16:07
The majority of sexual assaults against children are committed by someone they know, new NSPCC research reveals. The research also showed that in nearly one-in-three of the cases in Merseyside, the offender is a member of the child’s immediate family. Bernadette Oxley, head of service for the NSPCC in the North West, said: “There is sometimes the perception that child sex offenders are strangers – sinister figures lurking in the shadows. "But the reality is that most victims know their abusers...
20/08/2012 - 11:31
A crackdown on anti-social behaviour on Wirral's beaches has been launched. Operation Beachsafe aims to keep Wirral's coastline safe for visitors and residents over the summer months. Police and partner agencies will be working together to prevent crime and disorder along the coast, while encouraging people to enjoy the beach and park areas safely. Launched on 10 August and will run until the end of September 2012 across the beaches in West Kirkby, Hoylake, Moreton and New Brighton....
16/08/2012 - 11:35
Provisional results from Wirral’s maintained schools, academies and sixth form colleges show that almost half of all A-level students have achieved grades A*-B in this year’s examinations. 48% of A-level entrants achieved top grades A*-B - up from 47.5% last year. And the overall pass rate has risen from 97% to 97.6%, an improvement on last year’s figures, in line with the national picture. Cllr Tony Smith, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Lifelong Learning, said: ‘We are...
16/08/2012 - 09:07
Have you just received your A-level results? Are you wondering what to do next? Whether your grades are great, or not quite what you'd hoped for, you might be left feeling unsure as to what you should do next. The BBC have published a useful Q & A for students getting their A-level results:What if my A-level results are not what I hoped for? The National Careers Service provide a free and impartial careers advice service for young people and adults: Find out more here on teenwirral. You...
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