The Wyre Trust Conference
The Wyre Trust Conference aimed to share information with all partners, give local organisations and activities and opportunity to showcase themselves, give local children an opportunity to sample activities on offer and engage with other children from different areas and the organisations.
Approx 150 children took part from high schools and primaries throughout the district. Twenty five organisations had stalls, including the local circus school, chess club, Fleetwood Museum and Environmental Health from Wyre Council.
What worked well...
The conference held on 25 March 2011 was a great success with demonstrations by Cheetahs, samba music class, and a performance by Fleetwood High Band. The Wyre Youth Council organised a treasure hunt around the stalls to help children gather as much information as possible. A key session was held with the Cheetahs who have been funded by the Wyre Trust and who provide opportunities for disabled and able bodied children to play together using wheelchairs on a level playing field. This was a highlight of the day along with the samba music class run by Fleetwood High School.
Millfield Science and Performing Arts College said "The students really enjoyed themselves, collecting as much information as they could to pass on to other students who are now designing a wall display in the school to let others know."
Stalmine Primary School said a highlight of the day was "Listening to the brilliant presentations that reflected issues within our own school┐ young people┐s voices were heard by people who have the opportunity to do something about their concerns."
Another organisation which took part, British Karate and Kickboxing, said "It was a fantastic day, well done to all concerned, if we were lucky enough to be invited back next year, I would love the opportunity for some of my students to do a demonstration on the stage to give an insight into the various skills we employ!"
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