Category Archives: Vale Youth Service

Youth Cabinet meet the new Cabinet
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On Monday we also met with the new Cabinet following the annual general meeting in May 2019. The conservative party no longer have the majority and a new coalition has been formed between Labour, Llantwit First Independents and the Vale Independents groups. There are 7 Cabinet members and these are the areas they are responsible for: […]
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Youth Cabinet meet the Mayor
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On Monday we had the opportunity to meet the new Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Councillor Christine Cave. We met in the Mayors office and discussed important youth issues such as the Welsh Baccalaureate, school funding and mental health services for young people. The Mayor had strong views about the importance of equality in […]
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Youth Work Excellence Awards 2019
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Last Friday, we were lucky enough to attend the Welsh Government Youth Work Excellence Awards in Llandudno to finish off #YouthWorkWeek in Wales. The Twinning Youth Exchange project 2018 was shortlisted for the category “Promoting heritage and culture in Wales and beyond.” This is a huge achievement as only two projects were shortlisted for this […]
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Youth Cabinet Meeting
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Last night we had our first youth cabinet meeting since over exams and we had a lot on the agenda to discuss.  We also had a visitor from an Estyn inspector who wanted to observe our meeting. Some members attended the Vale of Glamorgan Annual General Meeting in May and we went through the new […]
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Vale Youth Service Celebrate Young People’s Achievements
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The Vale Youth Service organised a certificate presentation evening on Tuesday 30th April to celebrate the achievements of young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan.  Certificates were presented by Paula Ham, Director of Learning and Skills of the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Vale Rights Ambassadors Eighteen young people were presented with their certificates for […]
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Council Careers Fair
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On Friday 5th April, we, the Youth Cabinet worked together with the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Careers Wales to hold a Council Careers Fair for pupils in Barry to raise awareness of the council as a future employer. Approximately 70 young people from St Richard Gwyn, Pencoedtre and Whitmore were given the opportunity to […]
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Vale Rights Ambassadors Team Day
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On Sunday 24th March our Vale Rights Ambassadors attended a team day at Atlantic College. It was an opportunity for our members to undertake a range activties to enable them to work together as team. Members took part in orienteering, problem solving and conquering fears as they took part in a range of different climbing […]
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Council Careers Fair
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Did you know that the Council are trying to increase the number of employees aged 16-24? Last week we had the opportunity to meet the Cabinet of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and tell them about the work of the Vale Youth Cabinet including main project this term. After many discussions about improving the variety […]
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First Aid Friday
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First aid training for young people is a big deal for the Vale Youth Cabinet and we think it’s really important that young people have the opportunity to learn first aid. We’re lucky we had the chance to do Basic First Aid training with St John’s Ambulance. By working with the Vale Youth Service who […]
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Vale Pupils Attend SHRN Youth Consultation Event
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On 21st March five secondary schools took part in the SHRN Youth Consultation Event at Barry Memorial Hall. Councillor Bob Penrose welcomed the pupils and the Vale Healthy Schools team presented the SHRN (School Health Research Network) data from the Vale of Glamorgan. All eight secondary schools in the Vale took part in the SHRN […]
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