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SHAPE Our Future

The SHAPE Our Future Conference is an annual conference involving primary and secondary school council representatives. The Conference will consist of interactive workshops, presentations and guest speakers and will focus on the topics of SHAPE.

Staying Safe
Being Healthy
Enjoying & Achieving
Making a Positive Contribution
Economic Wellbeing

Primary, secondary, pupil referral units and special schools are invited to take part in this enjoyable but informative event.

For more information please visit the SHAPE website

SHAPE Your Talent


SHAPE Your Talent is a talent competition for young people to showcase their talents in music, dance and entertainment. Young people, aged 8 to 19, are elegible to enter and can either fill in an online application, or a paper application via libraries. School groups can also apply. The heats will take place between 5th May 2018 and 13th May 2018 (TBC) at various venues.


If you were an act in one of the heats and were successful on the night you will then put to an public online vote and votes from professional judges, the winning contestants will be selected to advance to the grand final. The grand final will take place on 29th June 2018 (TBC), venue to be confirmed.


SHAPE Youth Forum


The SHAPE Youth Forum is valuable tool to involve young people in the continuing development of the borough of sandwell. They have provided a voice for young people across Sandwell and have been consistently used as a consultative body for various initiatives concerning young people.

The Youth Forum consists of a group of young people who meet on fortnightly on a Thursday Evening 6.00pm – 8.00pm to develop the projects within the programme these include Borough wide events such as a Youth Festival and Talent Show as well as providing young people the opportunity to take part in consultation events and takeover challenges for Council and Partnership Senior Management Boards

If you are a young person who would like to be part of the SHAPE Programme through the SHAPE Youth Forum, or if you are a school who would like to be involved and nominate SHAPE Champions please contact us on or telephone 0121 569 6163/6164.

SHAPE Youth Festival

Sandwell Valley Country Park

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Team are starting to plan for next year’s Youth Festival to be held on Sunday 15th July, 11am – 5pm.

Sandwell Council’s youth service will be running a music stage where acts who have taken part in the SHAPE Your Talent competition will be showcasing their talents, alongside other local artists.

Admission to the festival will be free with most of the activities also being free of charge.

Parking charges will still apply

Blind Dave Colour Run

Information on the colour run will be available at a later date.

For more information on upcoming SHAPE events please visit the SHAPE website.

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

SHAPE Your Talent 2018

Staying Safe Online Sessions for Parents and Pupils

Sandwell Safer 6 Campaign to Launch with Fire Station Open Day


SHAPE Youth Festival and the Blind Dave Colour Run

SHAPE Youth Festival 2016

SHAPE Youth Festival 2015

SHAPE Your Talent 2016

SHAPE Your Talent 2015