Youth Services

City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust team transforms Bevendean Community Garden

City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust team transforms Bevendean Community Garden

A group of young people from City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme recently helped transform Bevendean Community Garden by creating a new pathway, trimming the entire garden, designing and constructing a bench for the wildlife area and painting the community garden sign. The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development […]

Plenty of music, film and dance opportunities for young people in Brighton

Plenty of music, film and dance opportunities for young people in Brighton

In the next year there will be plenty of chances for children and young people across Brighton and Hove to develop their musical and performance skills. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Music and Arts Service (BHMA), is launching an extensive brochure of musical and dance courses, activities, events and opportunities for 2012-13. No matter what […]

School head gets fit for Snowdon climb in £3,000 fundraiser for St Andrews Preschool in Hove

School head gets fit for Snowdon climb in £3,000 fundraiser for St Andrews Preschool in Hove

A Hove school supervisor is anxiously anticipating a five-mile climb up Mount Snowdon over the May bank holiday – to raise up to £3,000 in funds for modern equipment at St Andrew’s Community Preschool in Hove. School Supervisor Pam Bebb said: “I’m looking forward to the trip with anticipation, but also some trepidation. Five miles […]

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP was the guest of honour recently at the official launch of an innovative new ‘skills shop’ in Brighton, City Skills & Jobs. The shop has been established by City College Brighton and Hove to be a vibrant and welcoming ‘one stop shop’ to facilitate connections between employers and their potential employees while providing information and support […]

Brighton opinion: Will Brighton and Hove children be saying “Hola!” to a new bilingual primary school?

Brighton opinion Will Brighton and Hove children be saying “Hola!” to a new bilingual primary school

Plans to open the UK’s first bilingual Free School in Brighton and Hove have divided opinion across the city and complicated the process for primary school admissions. Here, Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes takes a look. Plans to open the UK’s first bilingual Free School in Brighton and Hove will be making […]

Allsorts Youth Project recognises International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

This year Allsorts Youth Project will be recognising IDAHOBIT by joining the ‘global voices against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.’ Last year, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia was recognised in over 80 countries. 17 May holds special significance for lesbian, gay and bisexual people – on this day in 1990, the World […]

Brighton event: Allsorts Youth Project launches ‘Bi Network’

Are you bisexual, aged 16-25 and living in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex area? Then why not come along to our Bi Network due to launch in May? Bi Network is a lively monthly social group for young bisexual men, women and trans people aged 16-25. We will meet at a central Brighton location the […]

Local vocal school gets the X Factor from Andy Abraham

Local youngsters from vocal school Vocademy had an extra special master class with X Factor’s very own Andy Abraham, which took place last Wednesday 18 April at Ivy Arch Studios in Worthing. 30 students were selected from the Brighton, Worthing, Horsham and Mid Sussex schools to take part in the master class where they, alongside […]

City College Brighton and Hove highlights free full-time course entitlement for under 19s

Free education for under 19s campaign April 2012. webJPG

City College Brighton and Hove has begun an awareness-raising campaign regarding the often overlooked fact that, providing that they are still under 19 on 31 August this year, young people are entitled to free full-time education at the College. “There are going to be many cases where a student may feel that they’ve had their full entitlement […]

Young people to vote on how £19,000 will be spent

Young people to vote on how £19,000 will be spent

A new grassroots scheme see local teenagers voting on how to spend a youth pot of £19,000. The teenagers will be voting for one of a group of projects which were thought of by their fellow peers from Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. The scheme has been supported by The Trust for Developing Communities and the vote […]

Brighton event: Moving On employment, careers and advice fair @ City College Brighton and Hove 18 April 2012

Brighton event Moving On employment, careers and advice fair @ City College Brighton and Hove 18 April 2012

City College Brighton and Hove is joining forces with BrightonandHoveJobs.com at an event that will feature around 30 local employers who are currently recruiting staff. ‘Moving On – Employment, Careers and Advice Fair’ will incorporate a free ‘skills shop’ where visitors can get advice on their CV, upload their CV to brightonandhovejobs.com and speak to the […]

City College Brighton and Hove offers options in ‘AS’ level results week

City College Brighton and Hove offers options in ‘AS’ level results week

City College Brighton and Hove is reassuring students who have just received their ‘AS’ level results this week that there is a range of full-time vocational courses at different levels available at their local Further Education College, covering everything from practical trades such as carpentry, bricklaying and electrical to art, drama and music. “Whether students […]

Brighton and Hove teen pregnancies fall by a quarter

Brighton and Hove City Council

Teenage pregnancy rates in Brighton and Hove have fallen 26.5% since 1998, according to Brighton and Hove City Council. The council say that this drop, which places the city in the top achieving authorities, has been helped by targeted initiatives identifying young people at risk and increased access to contraception. The rate of under 18s […]

Brighton MP Simon Kirby welcomes second year of National Citizen Service

Simon Kirby the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven welcomed the launch of the second year of National Citizen Service. The National Citizen Service is a scheme for 16-year-olds, which brings together 16-year-olds from different backgrounds in the summer after they have taken their GCSEs to work together and give something back to their […]

Young people in East Brighton urged to reach £20,000 for youth projects

Young people in East Brighton urged to reach £20,000 for youth projects

Young people in East Brighton are being urged to bid for up to £20,000 to kick-start youth projects in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. The call also appeals to groups and organisations that involve young people as they have decided the criteria and process for projects bidding as well as local community organisations. Councillor Sue Shanks, Cabinet […]