Youth Consultation Maze – Coalville

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We welcomed over 100 young people to our event held at Coalville Market Hall, they came along to help us prioritise some local ideas for making Coalville a better place to live, work, learn and play in. This event followed on from the 1000 plus youth consultation survey that we had running in the weeks up to the event. Those young people that replied to the survey wanted to make a difference.

Thoughts, Happenings and Results

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Deana and Julia have spent the last 4 days doing lots of thinking! We could possibly have the biggest ever collection of post it notes to prove it!

We have been on a Go MAD Thinking course with some amazing people from lots of different organisations and businesses, discovering and exploring asharing go mad teacher thinking framework, that allows people to make a difference!

If you want to know more check them out Go MAD Thinking

The Hero Project CIC will soon have a series of specific thinking tools designed for work with children and young people, giving them the tools they need to make a difference at home, in school and life choices. Watch this space!mnenja_uporabnikov-1.png

Coalville’s Emporium Night Club – Passion UK

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When you get the chance to let your hair down and have some fun, revisiting the night clubs of your youth! Could this be musical heritage in the making?

We loved our opportunity to make this film and meet the people who were enjoying themselves! check it out Passion -Coalville

passion club

Watch our latest video… Youth Consultation for Coalville

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Great big thanks to all the 100 plus young people, parents and supporters who came to our Food for Thought Event.

This event allowed us to share the results of our 1000 plus youth survey! Yes, over 1000 young people responded to our survey. Designed by us and hosted by NWLDC on their survey software.


Youth Consultation – Food for Thought

Mock Interviews -exciting times!

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It was a real pleasure to meet the pupils of King Edward VII College in Coalville on 1 March 2017. Deana and Julia, took part in the ‘mock interview’ day, they saw just how much talent and passion there is in young people, some with clear cut career paths already in place, others taking their time to see what develops! lgi01a201310230300

It was memorable to see “the smiles on the faces of those students who particularly lack confidence and have overcome this as a result of their interviews. Volunteering your time at events such as this makes a colossal difference to the lives of young people. You have widened their horizons, raised their aspirations, improved their confidence and made them smile. Your hard work has literally changed the lives of the young people you interacted with; neither we nor they can possibly thank you enough!”

Alice Wealleans, Senior Leader for Employability

Deana and Julia are in the great position to offer young people the chance to get meaningful community based volunteering opportunities in Coalville. Why not get in touch and see how you can be part of our team of Coalville Heroes!

George Smith Exhibition and Installation

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Thank’s to Arts Council funding and sponsor ship from Mander Cruickshank the George Smith experience in Coalville is game on!! Artists Daina Groza and Rhianne Burgess created an exhibition in the market which is exciting, innovative and thought provoking.  Newbridge School children provided the art work and North West Leicestershire District Council the support. Thanks also to the Coalville Heritage Society and Terri Eynon for the historical information and to all the volunteers that have helped!

The exhibiton starts back in time…Step into George’s shoes and experience his life, then zoom to the present and nominate your own hero or take a leaf out of George’s book and dream, finally, with the future in mind, make a hero pledge, what difference are you going to make?dd

Everyone welcome. Activities for all ages. Feb 17 and 18 th in Coalville Market. Will exend to next week for local school visits.


Yorkshire Trip

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Fabulous day was had on the Coalville reccy to Yorkshire.  With a visit to the Sculpture Park and the National Mining Museum our 16 strong party included primary school children, teenagers, teachers and ex miners. Lots of ideas and favourite sculpture’s. One of the highlights was learning about the pit ponies! The trip down the mine really brought to life the hard work they did! Perhaps we could celebrate them in Coalville by having decoratable life size models like the owl’s in Birmingham? Let us know what you think!