Archive for April, 2009

Outreach Youth Worker – Annual Report (Apr 09)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Thank you for the opportunity to report back on what’s been going on and what I’ve been doing here at St Francis of Assisi over the past year. Here is a brief overview of some of the things that are happening:

•    Our youth group for older young people, FAITHFUL, has been up and running since Sept 08. There is now a core group of 8-10 young people.
•    The parish blog is being used to publish my monthly Youth Round-up, plus other youth news and events.
•    I am now working regularly with yr6 at St Francis School by running a weekly, rolling programme which supports transition into secondary education.
•    I am continuing to help staff The Source – an after school drop in for young people at Rowheath Pavilion.
•    Our older Sunday morning group, Sacred Space, has been meeting twice monthly since October and is being well supported.
•    My work at Bournville School continues and I am currently involved in supporting a new CU.
•    The Youth Worker Advisory Group has been meeting with me for nearly a year. I find it an invaluable resource for planning and evaluating my work.
•    I now have access to a computer, desk and storage space in the vicar’s office. This has made the work much easier
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Youth Round-up: Mar 09

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Welcome to the Youth Worker’s latest roundup looking back over the month of March.

Young Engineers – As part of my ongoing work at Bournville School I was asked to accompany four students to London to take part in the Young Engineers event, at which hundreds of young people from across the country are invited to display their creativity and ingenuity to the science and engineering industries. It was held at the QE II Exhibition Centre, just across the road from Parliament in Westminster. Dozens of prizes were on offer to those who impressed the judges and, happily, Bournville’s hard work paid off as we won the award for the best managed project in our category. We received an elegant glass trophy and £500 to be used by the school’s Young Engineers club. (more…)