Updates from the CLIC Collective

by promocymru_admin | 17th Jul 2012

There are are 15 local CLIC sites which are live at the moment. Five more Local Authorities (Torfaen, BG, Ceredigion, Denbighshire and Monmouthshire) have sites which are currently being developed. Of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales, 20 of them are now fully onboard.

NPT Shake (Neath Port-Talbot)

NPT Shake is now live! Why not give www.nptshake.com a visit as well as find ‘NPT Shake’ on Facebook, Twitter (@nptshake), YouTube and Flickr.

NPT Shake goodies are being given away to young people who submit content to NPT Shake or attend editorial meetings. NPT Shake Editorial Group days are currently being organised for the summer.

If you would like more information contact the editor Kayley on 01639 873018, k.perkins@npt.gov.uk or on Facebook (Kayley Npt Shake).

theSprout (Cardiff)
It’s been an interesting month on theSprout with several thought-provoking articles coming into the site such as Schools And HeteronormativityBody Diversity In Cartoons, MTV’s The Valleys and of course Gay Marriage: Confusing, Icky and Un-British.

We ran a short and sharp book competition through our fan page for Beat Girl, we broke though the 2000 followers and 10,000 tweets barriers and we also had a large presence at The Real Conversation.

We’re ploughing ahead with reforming our editorial group meetings, and the Reading Power Book Club and My Words, My Voice collaborations are progressing nicely.

TOWIP (Powys)

CLIC attended the launch of the new Powys CLIC site, TOWIP (can you guess what it stands for? Answer at the bottom of this ProMail!) on Friday 8 June at the rather splendid Llandrindod Wells Youth Centre.

Special guest was BBC Wales TV news and weather presenter, Sue Charles, who the young people also interviewed on film. There were also website demonstrations, a presentation by the Website Wafflers, and loads of delicious Welsh cakes.

Sue later tweeted about the launch: Great afternoon with budding writers & designers at the launch of @PowysCC‘s young people’s website… despite the Paxman-style Q&A session!

Young Flintshire (Flintshire)
The Young Flintshire website celebrated its second birthday with cake and candles at the Connah’s Quay Festival. The website was launched at the festival in 2010. We sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and wore party hats (well, some of us did!). Click here to read what a young person’s got to say about the event!