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Welcome Ben Jackson to the team!

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Searching for a placement year through the Nottingham Trent University Placement website I discovered the opportunity to join YouNG.

South Wolds pupil excels at Parkwood work experience placement

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YouNG has undertaken a variety of work experiences over the summer, read about our latest success story: Charlotte Harvey who undertook a week of work experience at Parkwood Leisure Centre below

YouNG Goes to Poland

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Last week, Derek Hayden, Darlingtone Mumba and Max Emerson returned from the YouNG Goes Euro trip to Poland. Below is a summarised account of our personal experiences and learning from the project:

Options after GCSEs

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This week's Blog is about options you can take after doing your GCSEs in particular College.

This week NCN (New College Nottingham) visited Southwolds Academy and offered some of the student's advice about the college and some of the courses that are on offer:

Why should you do Work Experience

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As a young person you might think that with school homework, extracurricular activities and seeing your friends, you don’t have the time to do work experience.

My work experience placement at Rushcliffe Borough Council

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As a young person looking to start a career in media/PR, doing work experience with YouNG seemed like a great opportunity. This week I’ve done a variation of tasks for YouNG, including writing blog posts for their website and posting on their social media pages. I have also spent time in the Council’s communications department, where I wrote press releases.

What will be at this year's YouNG Christmas Market?

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This Saturday, YouNG is hosting its annual Christmas Market on Gordon Road, West Bridgford. It promises to be a vibrant and lively event with an expected footfall of up to 3,000 people in collaboration with the West Bridgford Christmas lights switch-on. So what makes this such a highly anticipated event?

YouNG Goes Euro: Rome!

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From the 10th to the 14th of November I was in Rome, along with 6 stallholders and our chaperones for a YouNG market.

Things to do in Nottingham

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Just because the weather has turned colder it doesn’t mean you can go out less. Rather than sitting at home bored you should take advantage of some the Christmas and winter events happening across Nottingham.

After GCSE's, what then?

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Today's blog is about options you can take after doing your GCSEs, in particular, College.

Earlier this week, NCN (New College Nottingham) visited Southwolds Academy and offered some of the student's advice about the college and some of the courses that are on offer.

Click below to find out more!

Join the festivities at the YouNG Christmas Market

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YouNG is in the final preparation stages for its Annual Christmas market, it has been running successfully for 3 years now and this is your chance to get involved! Click the article to find out how you can be part of the fun!

YouNG Markets Its Way Into Europe!

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YouNG Goes Euro came to life as a way in which we could give young people a real life understanding of how small local businesses expand into international businesses.

Presentation skills

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As many of you will be aware, presentation skills are incredibly important in today’s working environment, highlighted in this blog are my top 5 tips for how to excel at presenting. This can be extremely helpful both during preparation for interviews but also in later working life - click below for more information!

 

Autumn is almost here!

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Autumn is here! This year it lands on the 22 September and ends on 20 December

Moving forward

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For lots of people, secondary school is almost over and so it’s time to start thinking about where you want to go next.

What you can expect at this year's West Bridgford market

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Another installment of what you can expect to see at our West Bridgford YouNG Market

Jennah and Claire's week of work experience

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We’ve had a busy few days at Rushcliffe Borough Council!

Arnold Carnival stall holder - Charlotte Smith

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One of our stall holders 13 year old Charlotte Smith will be hand-making and selling clay pencil holders & jewellery.

Meet the Arnold Carnival Stall Holders - Katy harris

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We have many up and coming stallholders selling their hand crafted products at our next Arnold Carnival, one of which is the fifteen year old Katy Harris with her beautifully intricate dog accessories, bandannas and skirts!

 

Want to win a trip to Rome?

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Yes, you read that right- you can win an amazing trip to Rome!

Gedling Youth Council congratulated by the Mayor of Gedling

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Last night saw a farewell presentation for the Gedling Youth Council of 2014-2016

Why you should be a performer at our YouNG market

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If you are a starting out singer and have social media links you would like to develop and grow, then this is a perfect opportunity

Pros of being a stallholder

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Why become a stall holder? 

Well, there are many, many positives in becoming a stall holder. Read on to find out more!

YouNG Markets

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YouNG markets are a great incentive and give people the opportunity to take part in something that isn’t offered to them at school.

 

Importance of work experience

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I'm sure you've all heard about work experience. Who hasn't?

Julia's experience as a YouNG ambassador

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So far, my experience has been extremely exciting!

Showcase and Industrial Cadet Graduation

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Wednesday 24th Feburary 2016 was the YouNG showcase and the previous YouNG group's industrial cadets graduation.

 

Organisation - Amy

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Organisation is a key skill in the working world, and one that is important to develop to ensure you can meet deadlines, make plans, and complete assignments on time, without losing your social life!

Lucy Stacey and Robbie Asher

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Come on Saturday 21 November from 12-4 to support two of Rushcliffe School’s up and coming entrepreneurs: Lucy Stacey (Magical Bakes) and Robbie Asher (RGA Crafts).

Holly Fallon

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Introducing Holly Fallon!  

Tyler Nugent is back!

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Christmas has come early... Come along to our annual Christmas YouNG Market! This year, it's held on Central Avenue and Gordon Road in West Bridgford, on Saturday 21st November, from 12-4pm. So come all and enjoy the festive fun!

Super stalls at our next YouNG Market!

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Our Christmas market is fast approaching, Saturday 21 November in fact and we are going to have some amazing stalls on the day!

The East Midlands Goes Global

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On Saturday 14th November, at Toot Hill School from 10.00am-4.00pm, ‘The East Midlands Goes Global’ language conference for students in years 10 and 11 is taking place.

 

Mentoring matters

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YouNG group three are now in our final months of working for YouNG and are now mentoring those who will finish what we started in group four.

Happiness, Careers, Success

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Happiness. Careers. Success. How are they all linked?

How can social media benefit your business ?

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Nowadays so many people are using social media, click here and discover how this internet obsession can help your business and many others like yours!!

The Nottingham Playhouse open day

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Stuck for something to do? Well if you get the chance I recomend you go along to the next open day!

Possible To Get A Job At 14?

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Group 4 joins YouNG, smiling and ready to work!

Inside Out!

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Inside Out is the new Disney film everybody is raving about, here I'll tell you all the details...

Sunday was a funday!

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We had a mini YouNG market at sunday funday, and had a great day!

Leicester City 3-2 Aston Villa

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On Sunday 13 September, Leicester City played against Aston Villa in the Premier League. 

 

 

 

Moving On

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For lots of people, secondary school is almost over and so it’s time to start thinking about where you want to go next. 

1984 at the Playhouse

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The production 1984 has came to the Playhouse you don't want to miss it!! 

MESSAGE FOR ALL YEAR 11'S

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Dear all year 11's this blog is for you, its full of tips that will help relieve the stress that's ahead of you this year. there will be tough times ahead and if my calculations are correct we have approximately 30 weeks till our exams so take my advise and it will be a less painful, stressful and worrying 30 weeks.

Results day!

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On Thursday 20 August, nervous 16-year-olds across the UK headed back to school after many weeks off, to receive their envelopes of doom and find out their fate…That’s right, it was results day!

Iceland 2015

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 In July this year, I got the opportunity to experience something unique: a world of geological wonder, of fire and ice...

Alternatives to University!

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In modern day society there is the misconception that University is the way forward in all careers. However that perception is false I this blog is here to day to prove to you how many different routes there are out there, that doesn't require years at Uni.

World Transplant Games

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Last week in Argentina, Toot Hill pupil Emma Redgate took part in the World Transplant games.

Back To School Kit

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For some of us, we are going back to school very soon, so here's a reminder of what you may need to do/get before school commences. 

The half-way point: The world athletics championships 2015

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The IAAF world athletics championships are taking place in Beijing China from August 22 until August 30.

Back to school

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Yes, I know that going back to school is the moment that we are all dreading, especially because it's the start of a brand new school year.  

Wicked Hathern Festival 2015

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Wicked Hathern Festival was a music festival held on 14 and 15 of August at Dishley Grange farm.

Nottingham food festival

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The 2015 Nottingham Food Festival will be held on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2015, 10am - 6pm at the amazing Wollaton Hall, just on the edge of Nottingham so why not pop along?

 

First Game of the Season

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Saturday 8 August was the first game of the season for some Premier League football clubs, and, of course, all the fans were excited- including me! 

I am a Leicester City supporter, and after seeing my team survive last season, there was no doubt that this season I would cheer The Foxes on once again. Along with 32000 other supporters, I managed to cheer Leicester on to victory, beating Sunderland 4-2, a great way to start the season. 

 

Hopefully this season Leicester will do their fans proud and stay up in the Premier League once again. 

Nottingham Beach 2015!

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So it’s August, where is the sunshine and nice weather? No to worry though because the Nottingham beach is in full flow till Tuesday 1 September!

Planet Bounce

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Planet Bounce is opening in Nottingham. Trampoline fun for Everyone!

Top 5 things to do this Summer

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Bored this summer? Here are some things to do! 

Take it from me

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Last weekend I completed my bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition, and I thought that it would be a good idea, here are my top tips!

The Next Step

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The last week of school at Toot Hill for year 10s was spent visiting Universities and the Toot Hill College to find out more about the further education options open to us when we leave school at the end of year 11.

My Work Experience Week

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This week, I have been doing work experience at a recruitment agency called Express Recruitment.

Group four and the future

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YouNG is always looking towards the future, especially towards expansion, and it will soon be time for set of new hands to take on the challenge. 

Thank You!

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The YouNG market on 11 July was a huge success and we would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped make it happen.

The YouNG Market was amazing so are you coming next year?

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This years YouNG Market was fab so why don't you come along next year? 

Weekly update

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  1. wondered what happened last week? heres the update...

It shouldn't work...but it does!

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There are many weird food combinations out there that, at first, sound wrong, but in actual fact when you try them, it so right! Here are some you may not have heard of:

YouNG Market

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  The YouNG Market on Saturday 11 July was AMAZING!

  

Splendour Festival

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On the 18 July Splendour Festival is coming to Wollaton Park for the eighth year running and it is the best line up yet!

YouNG Market Performer line up!

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Find out who will be performing and when!

It's that time of year again...

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After all the hype, the youNG market is finally here! 

The Youth Gig!

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This Friday myself and a group of my friends went to a Youth Gig in Radcliffe, at the Grange Hall!

Picnic in the Park, Nottingham Children’s Hospital

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Support the Nottingham Children's Hospital and have a picnic! 

What are you doing on the Saturday 11 July ?

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What are you doing on the  Saturday 11 July ? We're running our youNG market, and we'd love for you to come along!

Why sign up for the YouNG Work Experience Program ?

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The YouNG work experience programme is a great opportunity offered to young people who will do work experience around Nottingham, if they apply to do it. 

 

Love Jewellery

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We have a very wide range of stalls coming to our YouNG Market on Saturday 11 July in Westbrigford. One of our many stalls attending is ran by Molly Neale. 

Mock exam week for year tens!

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From Tuesday 23 to Tuesday 30 of June was year ten mock exam week at East Leake Academy.

The West End- For Free!

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This August there's a fantastic deal on loads of the West End shows in London, the perfect excuse to go and see one!

The Cookie Shack!

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Many young people on Saturday 11 July will be holding stalls, selling their products at our sixth YouNG Market in West Bridgford. There will be lots of stalls selling lots of different things.

Race for Life

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I took part in the race for life on 7 June. It was a great day and everyone raised loads of money for charity!

Noah's Ark Fun Run!

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Join in the fun and be a part of the Noah's Ark Fun Run on 4 July! 

Fun and floats at the East Leake Carnival

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The East Leake Carnival was a fun, float filled day that happened on Saturday 20 June.

Humble Treasures at our next YouNG Market

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Ellie Jenkins will be a stall holder at our next YouNG Market 

Everything Rhymes with Purple

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 One of the acts performing at our YouNG Market is a band called Everything Rhymes with Purple.

 

 

Increasing Footfall for the YouNG Maket

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As you will know, our sixth YouNG Market is happening on Saturday 11 July on Central Avenue, West Bridgford. 

Pedal Power

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The great Nottinghamshire bike ride is an event where people can cycle for a charity or just for pleasure along a choice of three distances;the nice and pleasant 25 miles, the slightly more challenging 50 miles or a grueling 100 miles!

Open water swimming

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Why not give something new a try? With the weather getting warmer open water swimming is a fantastic opportunity. 

5 Skills gained working at YouNG

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Working for YouNG, we are always encouraged to try new things out,.The main skills I have gained through working for YouNG are:  

-Presentation skills
-Organisation skills
-How to edit a video
-How to compose a tweet
-How to do a blog 

 

Fox Cafe

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It can be quite hard sometimes to find the right place in town to: have a cuppa, grab something to eat; or even just relax. Well I have found the perfect place for anyone to do all those things at any time during the day. 

  

YouNG open evening

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Last Wednesday we had a different session to normal, we had an open evening. We met all the candidates that will be replacing us in September and forming group 4.

An Unmissable Day!

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Unfortunately the deadline to apply to be a stallholder or performer at the upcoming YouNG Market has now closed, but that doesn't mean you can't still be part of what's sure to be a great day!

The Champion's League Final 2015

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The UEFA champion’s league is a tournament played by all the best teams in Europe. The final played on 6 June 2015 between The Spanish side Barcelona and the Italian side Juventus.

National Picnic Week - 13-21 June 2015

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Next week is National Picnic week, so us at YouNG want you to get out and have a picnic in the sun!

Pitch Perfect 2

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So Pitch Perfect 2 is out in cinemas...well it's been out for ages, yet somehow I still haven't seen it! 

Interview tips!

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Many young people are having their first interview this year, so here is some tips to help you on your way:

The outlaw-half triathlon

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On Sunday 31 of May it was time again for the outlaw half triathlon. This race of true grit is not for the faint- hearted as it takes months of training and extreme will and muscle power.

Thought you missed out?

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The deadline for performers and stall holders was on the 28th of April, however if you didn't quite get round to applying or now want to, then your in luck! 

What happened last week?

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Last week at YouNG we met Sheridan a 3D printing enthusiast...

Great films to see this summer

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Need a break from the stress of working hard and revising for end of year exams? Why not check out one of these films?

Fairtrade

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At our recent YouNG session we continued our unfinished project on Fairtrade. 

Skydive for Stephen

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Before Stephen Sutton died last year after raising millions for teenage cancer trust, one of the things he wanted to accomplish was to break the world record for the most number of tandem skydives in one day. If you are over 16 you can help to achieve his goal!

The World's greatest tribute festival

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Glastonbudget, the world's greatest tribute festival! A weekend of great music, rides, stalls and much much more!

Race for Life

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The Race for Life is a series of women-only charity events, raising money for Cancer Research UK to help their vital work in improving people's chances of surviving cancer. 

Leicester's Staying Up!

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I am a hardcore Leicester City supporter and I am proud to say that my team are staying up in the Premier League!


NTU Art and Design Degree Show: Creative Community Day - 30 May 2015

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The annual Art and Design Degree Show showcases the amazing work of the students of NTU and offers you a chance to get involved to see where an Art and Design degree could take you!

Loughborough RFC under 15s sevens recruitment tournament.

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On Sunday 10 May the Loughborough under 15s had their annual recruitment sevens tournament to get new people involved with rugby. 

The underdogs Leigh vs Wakefield

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Championship side Leigh Centurions cause an upset for Super League side Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as they have reached the quarter final of the rugby league Challenge Cup.

Volunteering, whats the point?

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Being a volunteer is worthwhile, it gives you opportunities that help you understand what you want to do, or just simply have a bit of fun whilst gaining valuable experience and skills.

Fight to the finish: Splendor

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This year six Nottinghamshire bands are battling it out to bag them selves a place to open Splendor festival 2015! 

Joining the YouNG Team

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Make sure you get your application in to become the next YouNG ambassador for your school before 18 May, when the next stage of the employment process will begin. 

Recruitment Assembly

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On Friday 8 May I presented a recruitment assembly for YouNG to the year 9's at my school. I was presenting with one of the YouNG apprentices and one intern 


Overall the assembly went really well and I think the year 9s enjoyed it as it was different to all the other assemblies they get every week -it was presented by Young people. 

​Birmingham Royal Ballet

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Birmingham Royal Ballet is coming back to Nottingham!

We all have a role to play

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Performing, stall holding or coming along for the fun? Then you may need to know the right people to talk to! We all have our jobs in the team so you will know who to talk to if you need us, and what we will be doing throughout the day.

YouNG Assemblies

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The YouNG apprentices have recently been coming into schools to do assemblies, letting people know about everything YouNG.

Are you the future of YouNG?

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We're nearing the end of this school year, meaning that we will soon be moving on to make way for the next YouNG group, this could be you!

Aspiration day at Petehouse College Cambridge

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On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30, groups of students were selected from schools throughout Rushcliffe to get an insight into life at Cambridge University.

Running and raising at the London marathon 2015

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On Sunday 26 April the 35th annual London Marathon took place. Nearly 38,000 runners took to the street to race and to raise money for a huge number of fantastic charities.

The YouNG market is back, and we need you!

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If you are in a band or a solo artist or own a business, then we need you!

Moving and Improving

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Whist working at YouNG, we get set homework to do(which we get paid for) each week. This consists of doing three Tweets on the YouNG Twitter page and one blog that we upload onto this website. Here is my weekly blog about how we have improved our writing skills by doing these weekly blogs. 

When we first started off at YouNG, we didn't really know what to write about...so we just wrote about anything! Anything that was happening, anything we were doing. But then we realised that we needed to talk about things that are relevant. For example: work experience is coming up for Year 10's, so there would be plenty of ideas to write blogs on that. You could do a blog on how to find work experience, how work experience helps you; or the top ten tips when doing work experience-which is one that I did! 

So, writing blogs had helped us to come up with different, relevant, ideas that can keep/make people interested. Before I came to YouNG, I didn't really know what a blog was or even how to do one. Even though this job(working for the Young Network Group) is about technology/social media, an involves young people, this just shows that not all young people are good with technology or social media-I didn't even know how to send a Tweet! 

YouNG has helped me develop my understanding of keeping our target audience interested, which has therefore kept my mind moving and improving.  

Our Projects

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We have recently been working on some amazing projects in YouNG to let people know all about how to stay safe online and the benefits of FairTrade.

YouNG visit VentureFest 2015!

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On Tuesday 14 April myself, and some of the YouNG group, attended VentureFest at the East Midlands Conference Centre. We were there from 10am-3pm and I have to say, I did enjoy myself and it, in a way, inspired me.

VentureFest

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VentureFest is a unique event providing unmissable opportunities for young people to interact with businesses, sign up now: http://bit.ly/1OIshED 

East Leake YouNG Market

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On the 29th of November 2015 we held our East Leake YouNG Market.

​Pitch Perfect 2

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So Pitch Perfect 2 is out in cinemas...well it's been out for ages, yet somehow I still haven't seen it!

Ever since I found out that it will be out in cinemas in May 2015, I have been constantly raving about it and just looking forward to seeing it. Unfortunately I have been doing other things that have stopped me from seeing a "hilarious, aka-awesome movie, that's just as good as the first one!"-so my friends have told me. It seems like everyone has seen the film except me.

I really do need to find out if this film is 'just as good as the first' and see if there is going to be a third one... we shall have to see- well I'LL have to see- everyone else has already seen! 

Alissia Di Cosmo

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Alissia Di Cosmo will be performing at our next YouNGMarket. 

From pink ladies to moana Lisa we all can make a difference

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On Sunday 26 April the 35th annual London Marathon took place. Nearly 38,000 runners took to the street to race and to raise money for a huge number of fantastic charities.


Keep your eyes peeled for our a-z of FairTrade

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FairTrade, what can we do? And what are we doing?

Recruitment and Skills

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The YouNG network group is looking for the next generation. The current YouNG ambassadors from group three are now searching for a YouNG group four to continue the work they have started. 

The National Careers Service

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Finding a job can be hard, especially for young people. The National Careers Service aims to help young people take the next step in finding a job.

Video

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volunteering, whats the point?

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Being a volunteer is worthwhile, it gives you opportunities that help you understand what you want to do, helps you choose if you haven't got a clue or it can be just a bit of fun!

Why you should start playing Cricket

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I love cricket. It’s a great game to have fun with your friends but also concentrate and improve your hand-eye coordination. 

YouNG roles

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We a're currently working on our YouNG Market in Westbridgford on Saturday 11 July. We have all been given roles to what we have to do to help with the YouNG Market. 


Jack and Lola are managing performers-so they have to sort out which performers perform when.


Samantha and Joe are managing stall holders-so they have to sort out what stalls are going where. 


Me, Lizzy and Charlotte are managing publicity-so we have to publicise the event and make it known to everyone!