Lockdown has helped us to become more creative with how we can make PYA work! All of our work is currently being done digitally. Here are some of the things that we have been working on!
We have been holding digital PYA meetings on Microsoft Teams, these are like our normal PYA meetings but online. We have discussed the campaigns and projects we would like to work on this year as well as completing different surveys and consultations.
PYA members have attended digital Penarth Town Council meetings and the digital AGM where we saw the new Penarth Mayor get voted in.
We have also held digital task groups where we have been working on our digital campaigns and social media presence. These are the main projects we have been working on.
Young People Recommend
Our Chair came up with the idea for a regular social media slot called ‘Young People Recommend’. This allows young people from different Vale Youth Service Participation groups, Penarth Youth Action, Llantwit Youth Council, Vale Youth Cabinet and Vale Rights Ambassadors to suggest ideas of things that young people all over the Vale of Glamorgan can read, watch or do during lockdown. This will be a weekly feature on the Vale Youth Service social media platforms.
Cyber Bullying Campaign
In our task groups members have been working on producing a digital campaign around the topic of cyber bullying. We have been busy researching helplines and advice to sign post young people around cyber bullying as well as creating a social media information post. This will be posted on the Vale Youth Service social media when we are finished! We are also going to turn this information into a more detailed information pack that can be handed out to young people.
We are really excited to see how our digital campaigns turn out!
Want to join us and work on local issues that affect young people? If you are aged 11-18 and you live, work or go to school in Penarth send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org