All Smiles and Warmth at Poetic Insight

Smiles decorated the faces of everyone in the room at Poetic Insight on April 30th, with the warmth and good vibes being felt on the night stemming from our theme of Happiness.  Mhairi was adamant that this be one of the themes at Poetic Insight this year, as poetry and spoken word can be very … Continue reading All Smiles and Warmth at Poetic Insight

Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum

Social media can be a lot of fun, just like our discussion on social media during the latest Young People Insight forum on November 15th. We began by talking about our favourite aspects of social, which social media platforms we use and why we use them.  All of us used a combination of Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum

Guest Post: Breaking Barriers Through Dance

Chaz Bonnar, 24, shares his story so far, which has led to him using dance and the creative arts to "educate youth about positive health and wellbeing". A lot has changed for me over the last 10 years. Even though I came from a good area of Glasgow and had a good childhood, I still had my own issues to … Continue reading Guest Post: Breaking Barriers Through Dance

Changing the Perception of Young People

This week, I was shocked and disgusted when I saw the headline about a teenager caught on CCTV punching an 87-year-old woman in the face on a bus.  I was then disappointed and slightly taken aback by the story of two teenage girls ripping down a poppy display, just hours before Remembrance Day. The blatant … Continue reading Changing the Perception of Young People

The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Today I watched the tribute to college basketball player, Lauren Hill, from the 2015 ESPY Awards, and it was beautiful.  I cried as I was reminded of the amazing courage this young woman showed in the face of adversity and how she made a big difference in the world in such a short space of … Continue reading The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Why your vote can make a difference

It has intrigued me to see that the hashtag, 'CameronMustGo', is still trending and shows no signs of weakening, despite having kicked off at the weekend.  What intrigues me more is that it comes at a time when there are numerous news stories about the effect of the government's actions or influences on young people's … Continue reading Why your vote can make a difference

The Matter of Chasing Dreams

There is a matter that has been bothering me for a long time and I feel that it is often skated over.  I do not understand why young people are not encouraged to pursue their dreams, but they are rather steered towards settling for what is considered easy or just in their reach. This is … Continue reading The Matter of Chasing Dreams

Creative Futures Programme Day 23

Yesterday was the final day of the Creative Futures Programme, as Positive Summer Vibes comes to the LNK unit in Croydon tomorrow from 10am until 6pm.  After six weeks of preparation, learning new skills, gaining nuggets of knowledge and building up a network, our project had come to a close. However, yesterday was not a … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 23