As a progressive youth organisation, SRYP believes young people should be fully involved in all aspects of the work. Young people may organise workshops, conferences and other activities to promote youth work.
Young people spent a weekend in historic Bath, attending a residential while working towards a regional conference to be held in Bath in November based around best practice and young people's participation within Youth Organisations.
17 young people aged 13 - 15yrs attended this two day residential on the 23rd and 24th Feb, at the city of Bath YMCA.
The focus of the residential was around events management, the group of young people were there to be trained into events management, as they have their very own event to manage and deliver in October 2013.
On the Saturday the group had a very busy day, they started with visiting the Theatre Royal Bath where the staff of the theatre shared their knowledge and experience of events management in a theatre, this involved a full tour of the theatre and treading the boards of the stage.
They also visited the Holburne Museum and contributed to a Youth Participation review of the museum, where the group went around the museum and then feedback to the Education Manager their thoughts and opinions of how young people friendly the museum is.
The final visit was to the Guildhall, Assembly Rooms and Roman Baths, where the group meet Bath and North East Somerset's Corporate Hospitality Manager. The group was shown the different venues and given a full breakdown in what is involved with running events in these different venues.
On the Sunday the group then reviewed all that they had leant from Saturday and then designed an action plan, allocating responsibilities of who does what to planning their own event.
They also took part in an anti-bullying workshop to give the young people knowledge of confidence and self esteem and how this is affected by others and how they can affect other people too.
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) Young Partners Award 2012
On Saturday 20th October 6 young people from the Participation and Change Team (PACT) went to the Emirates Stadium in London to represent SRYP at the NCVYS Young Partners Award ceremony. This event was a celebration of good participation in organisations from across England. SRYP were short listed into the top 3 youth work organisations in the south of England. Unfortunately we did not win the award but to be recognised for our young people’s participation at this level is a real achievement.
The ceremony took place in the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club. We travelled to London by train, arriving in time to do some sightseeing. We went to Trafalgar Square and watched the large union demonstration taking place that day.
On arrival at the stadium we were greeted with non-alcoholic cocktails and canapés. We were able to go out onto the stadium seating area to take photos and meet with other organisations taking part. We then sat down to watch the announcements of the winners in the various categories. This was followed by live entertainment with a band, a performance poet/rapper and a ‘stomp’ dance group. We then had a 3 course meal while being entertained by a sax player. At the end of the meal we had time to take a few photos in the venue before heading back to Paddington Station to catch our train home to Somerset.
Project Worker - James Brookes
Mobile / Text 07974 575603
Volunteering Team office, SRYP, Unit 2, Suprema Estate,
Edington, Bridgwater, TA7 9LF
telephone 01278 722100
Last Updated (Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:21)