VIDEO: Development Group visits northern Youth Zones

Members of the WEST Young People’s Development Group traveled north over the half-term break to take a look at other OnSide Youth Zones in the North West.

Abdulah, Yaya and Pierson joined young people from the Horizon Youth Zone Young People’s Development Group in visiting Wigan Youth Zone, The Hive Youth Zone and Warrington Youth Zone.

The group enjoyed tours of the buildings before getting stuck into the sessions over the three evenings – even enjoying sleepovers at the Youth Zones with young ambassadors from each.

On top of sampling the sessions and seeing what’s to come for young people in Hammersmith and Fulham with WEST Youth Zone, the group had the opportunity to quiz OnSide’s Property and Construction team about the building itself. They also took a look at the layout of the Youth Zone to feed back ideas and take inspiration for some of the tasks they’ll have between now and opening, including designing walls for each of the rooms.

Activity-wise, archery, football and the sensory room were all highlights but undoubtedly the biggest opportunity was meeting members from each of the Youth Zones and seeing hundreds of young people engaging with youth workers and enjoying activities each evening.

Abdulah had the chance to sit down with Issy, a young leader and ambassador from The Hive, to ask her about her involvement and find out more about Youth Zones See the video below as well as a photo gallery from the visit: