The HOPE Poetry competition 2017
This year's subject for The HOPE poetry competition is 'Space.' Please see our blog for more information. You can use our flyer to write your poem on if you want. Download the flyer here. The deadline for entries is Friday 10th November 2017 so get writing! We can't wait to read your poems.
The HOPE Creative
The HOPE Creative is a free group that is open to children in care aged 7 and over and their community.
It explores singing and creative musical activities in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The sessions run at Filwood on Saturdays and Southmead on Sundays.
One young person who takes part says: "I would give The HOPE Creative 10 out of 10!”
Contact Jess Maude-Roxby, Education Programme Assistant on the number below for venue details and further information:
Tel: 0117 204 7126
Address: Bristol Plays Music, Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR.
Locations and dates:
The sessions will run at Filwood on Saturday mornings and Southmead on Sunday mornings, both from 10am to to 12:30pm. Here are the dates for the 2017-2018 school year:
|Filwood dates||Southmead dates|
|16 September 2017||17 September 2017|
|7 October 2017||8 October 2017|
|11 November 2017||12 November 2017|
|9 December 2017||10 December 2017|
|13 January 2017||14 January 2018|
|10 February 2017||11 February 2018|
|10 March 2017||11 March 2018|
|14 April 2017||15 April 2018|
|12 May 2017||13 May 2018|
|9 June 2017||10 June 2018|
|14 July 2017||15 July 2018|
Children’s University (CU)
For 5 to 14 year olds (5 to 6 year olds with their families)
It costs £5
It runs across the country so you can join in wherever you live
You can do exciting learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours
You can collect 'stamps' and hours of learning to count towards your own ‘Passport To Learning’
There's a fantastic graduation ceremony when you finish
Here’s a quote about the CU from a Bristol young person in care: "I loved going to all my clubs to earn points for my passport but my favourite thing was the boat trip and picnic we went on."
National Citizen Service (NCS)
For 15 to 17 year olds
The usual cost is £50 but young people in care can get a free place
NCS covers the whole of the UK so you can join in wherever you live
You will have exhilarating challenges, a chance to make your mark and build skills for work and life
It’s a four week programme in teams of 15 young people; starting with an adventure week away and followed by a skills week and a two week community project
NCS takes place in your local community outside of term time, so no matter what your commitments are or what your summer holiday plans might be, just register to get on the next available NCS spot
Sign up by the end of April 2018 for Summer 2018
One young person from Bristol who took part said: “It’s a great experience and you make loads of new friends!
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