Surrey Youth Games and Councillor Rodney Bates
Today at the Youth Council meeting we talked to Craig Alford about the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018. He spoke to us about recruiting new young ambassadors to promote the Youth Games events. We were also joined by Councillor Rodney Bates from the Old Dean. He dropped in to see how the Youth Council was operating.
Our Chairs read out our current emails and we looked at our actions for today’s meeting, one of these was thinking about inviting the police to discuss safety at night. After this, the members of the Youth Council split into three groups for our current project Preparing For Working Life. These groups include Personal Wellbeing, Education and Skills for the Future.
Personal Wellbeing focused on promoting exercise to young individuals to help with their mental health, they also are working on easy ways to cope with stress and sexual health. Education worked on looking at apprenticeships and CV writing. Skills for the Future planned different videos to teach young people skills like cooking and washing clothes. As always, follow us on social media to join in the discussion and give your opinions.
Cream Tea with Councillors
We recently held a special cream tea event to inform all the Surrey County Councillors and Surrey Heath Borough Councillors what the Surrey Heath Youth Council does and how we represent all young people in Surrey Heath.
Preparing for Working Life Project
The top issue we identified from our recent survey was that young people want a curriculum to prepare them for life.
We recently took a survey of over 1000 young people in Surrey Heath to identify the key issues we will focus on throughout our projects in 2018.