Watford Young People Inspired during National Youth Work Week
09 November 2015
Young people in Watford were inspired last week by the visits of youth workers to three different schools in the Borough to promote their work during National Youth Work week.
The stand at Francis Combe Academy during Youth Work Week
Young people in Watford Grammar School for Girls, Francis Combe Academy and Westfield Academy benefitted from a team of youth workers who visited the schools during their lunch-hours last week, in order to spread awareness of the opportunities provided by Youth Connexions in the area. The youth workers set up stalls and promoted the wide variety of projects that they run – as well as taking the opportunity to talk to young people and find out more about what they would be interested in. They gave out quizzes and questionnaires and ran a competition.
The young people showed great interest in the variety of projects on offer. Coinciding with anti-bullying week, the stalls spread a greater awareness of the work covered by Youth Connexions – with many of the young people showing a particular interest in the sexual health services offered.
Staff at all the schools were very appreciative of the visit, with a staff member at Westfield Academy commenting that it was great to see young people excited and enthusiastic about extra-curricular activities. The youth workers are now very hopeful that this level of engagement will lead to an increase in numbers at the projects run across the Borough.