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SHAPE Youth Festival 2016

In 2016 the SHAPE Youth Festival will be held at the beginning of the summer holidays on Saturday 23rd July. Further details will be coming soon.

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SHAPE Youth Festival 2015

Saturday 29 August 2015 Sandwell Valley Country Park, Salters Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BG Outdoor festival for children and young people aged 0 – 19 years The main arena stage hosted the SHAPE Music Festival and included loads of different acts as well as our winners from the SHAPE Your Talent Grand Final earlier in […]

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SHAPE Your Talent 2016

SHAPE Your Talent 2016 In 2016 SHAPE has teamed up with Sandwell’s Library Service to hold SHAPE Your Talent. Auditions will be held in 6 town libraries in April and a final will take place in June. Further details will be coming soon.

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SHAPE Your Talent 2015

Home-grown talent from Sandwell showcased at the SHAPE Your Talent Grand Final with performances from six finalists to compete for a prize of £500. Following open auditions in April, a public vote was held with an overwhelming response on social media of over 6000 votes cast, 6 finalists were chosen to compete in the first [...]

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SHAPE Our Future 2016

SHAPE Our Future 2016 SHAPE Our Future 2016 will take place on 3 days: Thursday 1st December Attendees: Primary Schools Venue: Conegyre Arts Centre, Tipton Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm Monday 5th December  Attendees: Secondary Schools & Pupil Referral Units Venue: Conegyre Arts Centre, Tipton Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm Wednesday 7th December Attendees: Over 16’s Venue: Sandwell College, West […]

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SHAPE Our Future 2015

SHAPE Our Future 2015 The annual child’s voice conference took place on Monday 30th November at Bethel Convention Centre in Oldbury. Nearly 100 children and young people attended from Primary, Secondary schools and Pupil referral units for a daytime conference. The day was filled with interactive workshops led by experienced facilitators on each of the following […]

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SHAPE Our Future 2014

SHAPE Our Future 2014 As part of Sandwell Council’s commitment to partnership working the, SHAPE Our Future event organised on 1st December 2014 invited young people from the 7 learning communities in Sandwell, Sandwell Youth Parliament, Sandwell College, Changing our Lives and Looked after Young People’s Board to express their views and opinions on a […]

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College construction students helped onto career ladder

Construction students at Sandwell College are being helped onto the career ladder by Sandwell Council   Think Sandwell team, centre, with Sandwell College directors Jim Stott and Ann Sheridan, left, and construction students Thirteen carpentry and painting and decorating students have been offered work experience placements by Sandwell Council managers, who have significant industry links […]

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Children and Young People Survey

We would like your support to invite young people to complete an online survey where they can express their views. This will be done in advance of the event and the responses will form the basis of the discussions on the day. We had a fantastic response last year with over 500 surveys completed through […]

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Young people meet top council bosses

Young people from Sandwell were given the chance to question all the top bosses at Sandwell Council last week (Wed 25 Nov). Six young people from across Sandwell asked questions about issues important to them. Topics covered ranged from school dinners to road safety. Councillors and directors have promised to look into the issues raised […]

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