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Powerful message from young people in Sandwell

PR 17620 Released 22 April 2020 Powerful message from young people in Sandwell Young people and youth workers from Sandwell Council have made a video to encourage people to stay […]

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Safer 6 – West Bromwich

The main Safer 6 information roadshow for West Bromwich will be on Monday 14 October 2019, 10am-2pm, at Duchess Parade between Kings/Queens Square. The Safer 6 focus week for West Bromwich […]

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Safer 6 – Oldbury

The main Safer 6 information roadshow for Oldbury will on Monday 7 October 2019, 11.30am-2pm, in Oldbury Civic Square (in front of Sandwell Council House). The Safer 6 focus week for Oldbury […]

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Safer 6 – Smethwick

The main Safer 6 information roadshow for Smethwick will be on Monday 23 September 2019 from 11am-2pm at Cape Hill Retail Park (outside Asda). The Safer 6 focus week for Smethwick is […]

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Safer 6 – Tipton

The main Safer 6 information roadshow for Tipton will be on Saturday 21 September 2019 from 12-3pm at Owen Street as part of the Tipton Canal & Community Festival. The […]

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All Aboard The Youth Bus This Summer

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell’s Youth Bus will making visits across Sandwell. Young people can take part in free activities including playing on DJ decks, games consoles and […]

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UK Youth Parliament Election Underway

  Young people across Sandwell are being urged to vote for their representative for the UK Youth Parliament. Eight young people have been shortlisted and the two with the most […]

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Catch The Youth Bus This Summer

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell’s Youth Bus and climbing wall will making visits across Sandwell.  Young people can take part in free activities including playing on DJ decks, […]

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Youth Festival Lands at Sandwell Valley – Saturday 14th July 2018

Sandwell’s annual youth festival comes to Sandwell Valley Country Park on Saturday 14 July. The SHAPE Youth Festival will include live music, a climbing wall, zorb football, graffiti art, a […]

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Screen Printing Workshop

An introduction to Screen Printing Worshop is being held on Saturday 7th July 2018, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery. ‘Have a go’ and create wonderful prints […]

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Comic Book Drawing Workshop

Comic Book Drawing Workshop, Saturday 30th June 2018, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery. Join famous Beano artist Laura Howell for a 2hr workshop of the basics […]

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Caricature & Cartoon Drawing Workshop – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2pm – 4pm

On Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2pm – 4pm, Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery are running a Caricature & Cartoon Drawing Workshop with international published illustrator & caricaturist Arty Mikey. The […]

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Variety Of Events Lined Up For Easter Holidays

  It’s set to be a fun-filled Easter school holidays for children in Sandwell – with staff at museums, libraries and Sandwell Valley drawing up a wide variety of activities […]

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Pupils Take Drivers To Court For Speeding Outside Their School

Schoolchildren are making sure drivers stick to a new 20mph speed limit – by dealing with speeding drivers at their very own “Kids Court”. Drivers caught speeding in an operation […]

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Get Involved in SHAPE Talent Show

Sandwell Council is looking for talented young people to take part in the annual SHAPE Your Talent competition. Young people who have a talent in music, dance or entertainment are […]

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#knifefree

  The Home Office has today launched a new advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people. By using real-life stories of young people who made the decision not […]

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Sandwell Hidden Treasures 2018

  Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures is open to all amateur artists, schools and community groups wanting to submit a themed piece of work to feature in our summer arts trail. Art […]

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Free Swimming Scheme Set To Be Extended

Sandwell Council is set to extend its popular free swimming scheme for young people and those aged 60-plus. Cabinet member Councillor Paul Moore said the council plans to extend the […]

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Unique Proof of Age Card Scheme Launches in Sandwell

  A unique proof of age card scheme has launched for students in Sandwell aged 16+. The card – developed by Sandwell Council in partnership with Citizencard UK – will […]

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SHAPE Your Talent 2018

This is an opportunity for individuals or groups, aged 8-19 years (up to age of 25 for children with disabilities) to display their artistic talents of singing, playing in a […]

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Launch Of Black Country Valentine’s Day Road Safety Campaign

  Black Country councils will launch a Valentine’s Day campaign this week urging young people to “look out for the one you love” when driving. Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Dudley Councils  […]

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Do You Know an Extraordinary Child?

Wall to Wall Media in London on the Channel 4 programme ‘Child Genius’ are currently reaching out to extraordinary children (age 8-12) and their families who might like to take […]

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Clickwise Campaign

Come along to learn more about keeping safe online The event will be delivered by Sandwell’s Youth Commissioner and Chair of SHAPE Youth Forum supported by Loudmouth Drama Company. The events […]

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New Year New Start

  Connexions Sandwell are hosting their annual New Year, New Start event to help young people aged between 14 and 19 and looking for work, training or further education. New […]

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Apprentices Kickstart Their Careers On £32million Smethwick Housing Development

  Apprentices are building homes of the future in Smethwick working as plumbing and electrical apprentices. They’re being supported by Sandwell Council’s Think Sandwell team, which recruits new apprentices and […]

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Sign Up For Free Swimming This Winter

  Young and older people in Sandwell can register for free swimming this winter at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres across the borough.   Young people aged 16 and under […]

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Roll Up, Roll Up For The Christmas Circus at Sandwell Valley

  Christmas at the Valley is receiving a record number of visitors this year with ticket sales up by more than 25 per cent compared to last year. Due to […]

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Young people from Tipton have started a ‘Help the Homeless at Christmas’ project.

Young people from Tipton have started a ‘Help the Homeless at Christmas’ project. They have linked up with Murray Hall food/clothing organisation, CO-OP Owen Street, St Paul’s Community Centre, Coneygre Arts […]

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Staying Safe Online Sessions for Parents and Pupils

  Parents and carers of young people who attend Sandwell secondary schools are being invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.  Sessions, also aimed at students […]

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Fun Family Learning For All

Come along to join Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) team to celebrate this year’s Family Learning Festival. Family learning taster sessions take place at Central Sixth in West Bromwich […]

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Tipton Advice Day Targets Young People

Young people can get advice on careers and personal safety and information about a wide range of services during a fun event at Victoria Park, Tipton, on Saturday 14 October. […]

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Prince’s Trust TEAM Programme

Are you aged 16-25, unemployed and live in the Black Country? Joining a Prince’s Trust Team programme can give you a better chance of moving into a job or further […]

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND VOLUNTEER

  Community-spirited people are being urged to find out about a host of volunteering opportunities in Sandwell and make a difference. Sandwell Volunteer Centre is championing national Make A Difference […]

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STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR DEFIBRILLATOR AT BRISTNALL HALL

  Students from Bristnall Hall Academy are proud to unveil their new defibrillator after raising funds to have it installed. Young people from the academy in Oldbury raised nearly £500 […]

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Launch Of Higher Apprenticeships Programme at Sandwell Council

Sandwell Council has launched a higher apprenticeship programme to attract ambitious and bright young people who plan a career in local government. The Higher Apprenticeship Programme will allow participants to […]

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Sandwell Safer 6 Campaign to Launch with Fire Station Open Day

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is back – and launches with an action-packed open day for all the family at Haden Cross Community Fire Station on Saturday 23 September. The […]

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Wednesbury Young People’s Artwork at Prestigious Gallery

Young people from Sandwell have been busy during the summer creating contemporary artwork to go on display in Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. Children from BLAST Youth Club in Wednesbury took part […]

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Warning About The Dangers of Laughing Gas

Bosses at Sandwell Council are warning of the dangers of using nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas.  Councillors have been receiving an increasing number of reports of the […]

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‘Fast Forward’ to Employment

The Fast Forward programme provides support and help for young people in Sandwell who want to apply for an apprenticeship or job. Fast Forward, run Sandwell Council’s Think Sandwell team […]

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ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SANDWELL PARKS

Sandwell Council’s Youth Service is half way through their summer activities in parks which are attracting hundreds of young people. Young people and families are being encouraged to come along […]

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Summer Festival at Sandwell Valley

Sandwell Valley Country Park is set to host a summer festival over the August bank holiday. Market and event organizers Bescot Promotions of Walsall and LSD Promotions of Stourbridge have […]

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Young People Raise Awareness for Dementia

  Young people took over market stalls in West Bromwich to raise awareness about dementia. The young people are completing a National Citizen Service (NCS) challenge – a course for […]

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Summer Activities 2017

Woohoo!! The summer holidays have arrived, now what can you do in Sandwell? Sandwell Young People’s Services will be in each of the following parks over the summer holidays with […]

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A BURST OF COLOUR ADDED TO ANNUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Team are getting everything in place for this year’s Youth Festival to be held on Saturday 22 July. This is the third annual youth festival with last […]

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FREE SWIMMING AT SANDWELL LEISURE CENTRES

  Sandwell residents under 16 and over 60 can register for free swimming at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres. Young people aged 16 and under in Sandwell can swim for […]

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SANDWELL’S ANSWER TO BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT

  For those already missing Britain’s Got Talent, Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Team have the answer. More than 90 young people aged 8 to 19 came along to the SHAPE Your […]

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The National Trust Need You…

Summer Challenge Monday 21st – Friday 25th August 2017 Summer Challenge aims and objectives? The aim of the Summer Challenge (SC) is to bring together and train young people from […]

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SHAPE Your Talent Contest

AUDITIONS FOR ANNUAL TALENT SHOW ANNOUNCED   Young performers are being urged take part in a series of auditions to claim a place in a popular Sandwell talent show.   […]

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Young Women’s Group Pledges For CSE Awareness Day

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day was marked by a group of young women taking part in a residential course at Sandwell’s Frank Chapman Centre in Bewdley. The Young Women’s […]

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Butterflies and Bees Boxing Project

ARE YOU looking for a challenge? Do you want to give boxing a go? Are you aged 12-24 years old? Sign up to an 8 week course! (only 50p per […]

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The Sandwell Steelers Want You!

The Sandwell Steelers are a Tipton based American Football programme, with teams for Adults, Women and Youth. In our short history we have acquired an undefeated season, promotion, and a […]

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Thumbs Up to Anti-Bullying Week Workshops

Hundreds of children have been learning how to look after themselves and others in a bid to stamp out bullying in Sandwell schools. As part of Anti-bullying Week (Monday 14 […]

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Wednesbury Cricket Youth Club

Following several weeks of hard work, the new youth club at Wednesbury Cricket Club opened its doors on Wednesday 28 September 2016. The project idea was developed following consultation with […]

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Girls Group Residential 2016

26 Young women from all around the borough took part in a weekend residential to the Pioneer Centre in Kidderminster in April. These young women have all been referred through […]

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Tanhouse Youth Club Opens New Visitor Centre

Tanhouse Youth Club have worked in close partnership with the Sandwell Valley RSPB Nature Reserve, to engage young people into projects based around building respect for nature and connecting them […]

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TEAMWORX Project

Another successful TEAMWORX project was achieved in Smethwick. The powerful partnership led by the Police, Young People’s Service and Fire Service supported by local Primary Schools in Smethwick is growing […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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