Updates from the CLIC Collective

by promocymru_admin | 21st Nov 2014

At Wicid, we have been actively seeking out young people in schools and youth provisions, urging them to vote on issues important to them as part of the ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign.

We have exceeded expectations with 1,202 ballot papers being returned by young people all over RCT. This is a huge improvement from last year’s campaign, where RCT returned just two ballot papers.

School workshops are getting very popular, with 74 young people taking part in after-school provision with Wicid staff to learn about creative writing, journalism and digital storytelling.

One of our articles was selected as an educational resource for CAA, an educational resource publisher within Aberystwyth University. The resource is reading material commissioned by the DfES for secondary schools and is intended to encourage discussion amongst pupils on various contemporary themes.

On 26 September the Basement held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Young people, members of Blackwood Library and youth support staff from Caerphilly borough attended the event and very generously donated to such a worthwhile cause, enabling us to raise the grand total of £100. Well done and thank you to everyone involved. We look forward to raising even more next year.

TheSprout has had another busy month and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve just reached the grand total of 5000 articles! All these articles have been written by you, so we want to say a big THANK YOU.

In the last few years we’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection by young people for theSprout and inspired by the ingenious multitude of different ways you’ve all found to have your say through us.

This month we’ve seen opinion articles spanning everything from “Why I Have to do the New Theatre Panto Interviews” to the appointment of Leonardo DiCaprio as UN Messenger of Peace, we’ve shared campaigns on everything from eating less meat to save the planet, to travelling safely.

If you’ve read all this and thought, “could we be working together better?” then do contact us – we’d be delighted to hear from you. We’re always looking for more organisations that work with young people to share their campaigns, events, opportunities, advice and service info or to help our resident Agony Aunt.