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       Young Peoples Committee and Young Volunteers

Skills young people can develop being a member of the YPC:

  • Planning and organising

  • Team work

  • Communication skills

  • Budgeting

  • Consultation

  • a sense of responsibility

  • a sense of pride

The Young People’s Committee of NBYP have had a very proactive year and demonstrated great leadership and communication skills. Being a member gives young people an opportunity to have a voice and help to direct the work of the project. It also helps give young people a sense of purpose and self-belief, increased competency skills and knowledge.

In the last 12 months they have:

  • Put together 100 Christmas packs and given to local children and young people.

  • Supported a Community Health Day organised by Newcastle City Council by providing arts and crafts.

  • Offered free face painting at 2 community events on Fardale Park.

  • Help to plan the refurbishment of the ground floor area of the project, picking colours and designs and making mood boards. Funding from The Youth Investment Fund allowed us to carry out the work.

  • The group were invited to design bunting which depicted the true story of Bella Reay a female footballer in World War One. The bunting was displayed in local theatres where the play was being shown. The group watched the play at the Westovian theatre in South Shields.

  • On June 1st we organised an event to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The YPC spent weeks planning and preparing for the event. With funding from the Community Foundation, they had a budget to work with and plan what they could afford to do. We hired the local church hall and on the day families were able to enjoy inflatables, face painting, giant buzz wire, name the bear, how many sweets in a jar, food bags, and candy floss all for free. They also organised a waffle station where they made waffles and toppings to hand out. This is the first time in 2 years we have been able to have a community event due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

  • They organised a raffle and raised £50 for the Ukrainian Crisis Appeal. The winning ticket won a beautiful pamper basket full of beauty products.

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If you are interested in joining the YPC please call in to North Benwell Youth Project for a chat or ring us on 01912983201

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