Virtual life this past month
Since the start of 2021 we have had over 30 virtual activity sessions supporting young people with a number of skills, the space to socalise and engage in some meaningful work, safely. Our sessions vary from DJ & disco, family quiz night and arts & craft activities to sessions like Time to Talk Tuesdays, home schooling support and climate action focused deliveries.
We have had some really good turn outs to our sessions and great work and engagement has developed. This month we also had the privilege of having guests attend our virtual sessions to deliver a little something from their organisation with the young people across Middlesbrough. Actes ran a session in relation to climate action and polar ice caps, and Headstart South Tees ran one around mental health & wellbeing.
Both of the sessions were amazing and our young people left understanding new ways of looking after themselves and the planet, the feedback after the sessions was great. We would like to thank our partners again who are wanting to deliver their service to the young people across the town. We are happy to have guests support us tackle the pressing issues young people currently face.
Our amazing Graduate Sports Apprentice and Coach Core Community Impact of the Year winner has continued to support young people & families in keeping fit and exercising from home during lockdown. Raheem has been creating workout from home videos which are uploaded onto our social media for anyone to participate in and stay healthy both physically and mentally. Take a look at the link below to find some of Linx’s lockdown exercise sessions.
Once half term was over staff knew young people would have to get back into the routine of home schooling and meeting the needs of their school’s expectations. To support young people in doing so, Feast of Fun allowed us to purchase a range of stationery, books, work sheets etc so we put together back to school stationery packs available to anyone in need.
What a response we had, which led to supporting between 30/40 young people with the stationery they need to complete any work given.
This month we have been talking a lot, which I guess is nothing new. However, did you hear our Operational Manager on BBC Radio Tees at the beginning of the month discussing the Covid community champion project and how we in Middlesbrough are doing so?
We have also had one of our senior youth workers, Lauren, raise a question we are highly passionate about with our town Mayor Andy Preston. The question was, “What is happening to support our young people’s mental health and how can we see more of it happening”?
Our Operational Manager, Sara, also made an appearance and took part in a virtual discussion with Peter Barron where they spoke about the food distribution project and how we are tackling food poverty across Middlesbrough over the past year. They also discussed why funding is so vital in supporting that delivery and service users.
All of the above discussions are available to listen to via our social media accounts and links attached.
To our valued young people, families, communities and business partners, at this time, we would be interested in any feedback or comments that you would have in relation to our service delivery during lockdown and for future delivery.
Please stay safe and if there is anything we can support with then don’t hesitate to contact our team who would be happy to help.