Virtual School participation events and youth work support - April 2019

Its been a busy week for the Virtual School youth workers!

At the start of the week, a young person who has 1:1 youth work support created a stunning piece of art work for the ASDAN Arts award. The work was inspired by mindfulness and by spring in bloom.

On 4th April our second event was supporting young people to attend a UK job fair at the glamorous but historic City Rooms in Leicester. Young people were supported to approach different stalls to get information about job and apprenticeship opportunities in various fields including the NHS, business, Loughborough College and lots more. This also gave the young people a chance to ask current employees questions to find out more about their roles.  After a light refreshment stop, we spent some time digesting the information about the job opportunities and training.  We then went to visit recruitment agencies in the city centre, followed by visiting a job centre.

On 5th April we took a group of young people to see “Victoria The Ballet” at Curve Theatre, which was a show performed by the Northern Ballet. It was about Queen Victoria and the dancers portrayed her key life events, such as becoming queen, marriage and the birth of her children through ballet.

All the young people that attended were brilliantly behaved and mesmerised by the outfits, music and gracefulness of the performance by both female and male performers.

Comments from young people were positive:

‘A new experience, I have never been to ballet before.’

‘The dancing was interesting and the music.’

‘I really enjoyed watching the show, and the free ice cream and meeting new people.’

Young people were asked about other participation events they would like to do. Some suggested War Horse, bowling and a team event at escape rooms.

Leicestershire Matters

We're pleased to announce the Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Council's Careers Fair.

On Sunday 2nd October Curve Theatre in Leicester hosted a hugely successful presentation event for the My Books, My Story project.

Following the success of the "My Books, My Story" Highcross exhibition, the work of our young people has gone virtual.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a a busy time in a child's development.

The Virtual School's Year of Reading has come to a close after 12 months of highlighting the joy of reading to our children in care.

The creative writing competition for Children in Care and Care Leavers aged 4-25 is now open!