Youth Blog

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 16:36
    Getting Creative on a Canal Boat!

    Young people in the Craven area got the chance to take part in the Watershed project during November. This was a new initiative to explore different art forms whilst taking inspiration from the industrial heritage of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Skipton. Activities on offer were Zine making, photography, sound recording, and creative writing. On the longer sessions on a Sunday, they were able to have a trip along the canal, try their hand at steering and help with the swing bridges.

    There was some amazing work created over the 6 sessions and we are hoping to hold an exhibition soon. The project was delivered by IVE, Canal Connections and the Writing Squad, and was made possible through funding from The Lakes and Dales Great Place Fund.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 16:24
    Tang Hall Youth Club

    Tang Hall Youth Club runs weekly in the local community centre for 11-14 year olds and has been running for almost nine months.  At the end of the summer term the number of attendees had risen to 30. One evening there was a small incident resulting in the fire alarm being set off and a slide being broken in the play area.  The Youth Club had a break over the summer while the play equipment was replaced.  A temporary venue was used as well as our detached/outreach activities to continue engaging with some of the young people in the local community.   We also carried out an informal consultation around future provision.

    The Youth Club is now back in the centre and the young people feel their views and ideas have been listened to.  Staff are happy and things are running smoothly again with good numbers in the venue that young people and their families feel is safe and suitable.

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:32
    JAM Create

    These beautiful poppies were made for Remembrance Day by the young people of two NYY member clubs, JAM and COZIE in Easingwold. They were made during the JAM Create; specific sessions funded by Hambleton District Council for the young people to work with volunteers and artists to explore issues such as community, self-awareness, giving to others and environment. Congratulations to all involved for such a wonderful and moving piece of art .

    Panda (Youth Development Worker for Hambleton)