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19/11/2015 - 14:33
Are you under aged 16 and a budding poet or rapper? If so, you’re invited to pen a poem or rap for the VIRIDIS ‘Winter Warmth’ campaign around being warm in winter. If selected as the winner, you could win a brand new bike! Your poem or rap could be about your favourite winter clothes, how you can keep warm in winter, why it’s important to stay warm, or just about feeling cosy. You might even want to write about how you dance around in the cold to keep warm (if you do!) It’s your choice. You...
17/11/2015 - 11:05
Pupils from two local secondary schools have received offers they couldn’t refuse when they pitched ideas for road safety awareness campaigns in a specially-convened ‘Dragons Den’. Emily Morphy and Morgan Harrison, Year 10 pupils from Birkenhead High School Academy, along with Hollie Hall, Eryn Coathup, Sarah Foster and Emily Wallace from Wirral Grammar School for Girls walked away with full amounts they bid for and the support of their chosen ‘Dragons’ after a grilling at Wallasey Town Hall....
16/11/2015 - 12:39
The Sex Education Forum campaigns for good quality sex and relationships education (SRE). Currently it is running a national survey about young people's experiences with SRE. The questions are about whether or not you learnt about your body, sexual development and consent at school, and if you discussed this at home too. None of the questions are about your personal experience of relationships or sex. If you are aged 11-25, you can take the survey here. 'A curriculum to prepare us for life',...
11/11/2015 - 15:01
Wirral’s annual Youth Parliament took place last night at Wallasey Town Hall, with over 60 young people attending. As ever, there were some brilliant motions put forward and seconded by young people at the event. Arguments were articulately put forward, and a number of speakers bravely discussed their own personal issues in order to put their messages across. A round of applause was given for those who spoke out against bullying and discrimination towards the LGBT community. The motions and...
10/11/2015 - 11:46
Could you be a Merseyside Police volunteer cadet? If you live in Merseyside and are currently a year 11 student, or you starting year 12 or the equivalent in September, the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme may be of interest to you. What is the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme? As a Volunteer Police Cadet you are a uniformed member of the Extended Police Family and will attend weekly sessions where you will develop your communication, leadership, problem solving and team working skills. The scheme...
05/11/2015 - 17:33
Wirral National Citizen Service (NCS) will be going to Yorkshire on the 27th November 2015 and would like you to join them. But hurry – only 15 places are available! NCS will be staying in an activity centre and taking part in outward-bound activities during the trip. Following this they will develop a team project that is designed help your community. The project (and the NCS in general) brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-...
04/11/2015 - 14:33
Shaftesbury Youth Club has started a Saturday club for young people aged 11 and over who have disabilities, open between 4.30pm-7.30pm. Entry is just 50p per session, and the club is fully supervised by youth workers and staff. Activities available include: FootballPoolSnookerTable tennisBouncy castleXboxTVBoard gamesArts and craftsBadmintonSoft tennisDodgeball… and more! If you would like more information, please contact Phil Nugent on 0151 608 7165, or send him an email. Shaftesbury Youth...
03/11/2015 - 12:39
It’s that time of year again…. No, we don’t mean Christmas… (although it’s very nearly time to start getting excited!) We mean that it’s getting cold and dark outside, so it’s important to remind pedestrians and cyclists to ‘be bright, be seen’ when out and about on local roads. Every year people are killed or seriously injured because they were not seen by drivers. Not only does it get darker earlier at this time of year and stay darker for longer, the weather conditions also add to the...
03/11/2015 - 11:41
Did you know that 16-18-year-olds are now eligible for a Merseyrail Young Person’s ticket? The ticket will allow you to purchase the Young Person’s Day Saver - which offers unlimited off-peak travel – from just £1.85. The Young Person’s Railpass is also available, offering unlimited weekly travel from £7.50. Both are great for occasional travel, visiting friends, or heading to school or college. Under 18s just need to ask for a Young Person’s Day Saver or Young Person’s Railpass when buying...
02/11/2015 - 11:02
Merseyside Police, Fire and NHS have teamed up to create a video around the dangers of Bonfire Night. It tells the story of a teenage boy who is injured after an aerosol can is thrown on to a bonfire. The video shows the impact this has on his own life, as well as that of his family. A version aimed at young people of secondary school age shows the story from the point of view of the teenager. Watch Manager Ian Mullen said: “The bonfire period is traditionally the busiest time of year for the...
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