To whom it may concern,
As you are aware the Targeted Youth Support Services have been working with schools and college sites across Barnsley to promote and encourage young people’s involvement in the Youth Pride Group.
During the committee meetings and the four full day Saturday workshops, there was a gradual increase in attendance from young people. What started off as a group of six young people grew to a group of thirty five. However the group was consistently made up of a large number of students from Netherwood Academy Astrea Academy Trust, these young people made fantastic contributions to the group and project. This project culminated in the creation of a giant unicorn called Patricia (which is now homed at Netherwood) which was created with support from an artist, a sensory area on Pride day, a graffiti artist to create Pride memorabilia for young people, and the winning of the Mayors Outstanding Contribution Award. The young people from Netherwood were instrumental in all of these aspects and helping to have the voice of young LGBTQ+ people heard.
The teacher we worked alongside from your school Fiona Gywnette, was a credit to your school, she helped and liaised with us, as well as the young people throughout the meetings and workshop sessions. She also attended both the Mayors Parade and Pride Barnsley, to support the young people.
I just wanted to say what a fabulous group of dedicated and passionate young people you have, as they gave up so much of their own time to work with students from across Barnsley to work on one project to promote the inclusivity for all young people.
Make Your Mark Feedback:
To whom it may concern,
As you are aware the Targeted Youth Support Services have been working with schools and college sites across Barnsley to promote and encourage young people’s voices to be heard through Make Your Mark 2109, the UK’s largest youth consultation.
I just wanted to put in writing, how supportive we have found your school in helping to deliver Make Your Mark and providing the opportunity for the Barnsley Youth Councillors, within your school to lead on this consultation and promote youth voice. By giving each young person the opportunity to take part in the voting process and have their voice heard, it helps to promote understanding of democracy and encourage young people to be active citizens locally and regionally. We really appreciate how proactive you are in promoting the voice of young people and how you welcome the initiatives and opportunities we offer to you.
Thank you once again for taking part and helping to promote youth voice.