Category Archives: Young people

Major projects boost careers and employment

Young people from St Catherine’s College, Eastbourne, on their ‘Open Doors’ visit with Mildren, contractor for the Eastbourne Town Centre Improvement SchemeEMPLOYMENT and career prospects of adults and young people in East Sussex are being boosted by two major improvement schemes.

The contractors behind the Eastbourne Town Centre Improvement Scheme and Newhaven Port Access Road have pledged to provide jobs and work experience and to forge close links with local schools and colleges. Continue reading

Music lessons to continue as further savings found

East Sussex MusicMUCH-valued music lessons for young people across East Sussex will continue after alternative savings were identified.

Earlier in 2018, East Sussex County Council announced a consultation on proposals to remove funding for individual and small group instrumental lessons in a bid to make savings of £180,000 and balance the music service’s books. Continue reading

East Sussex youth issues get national airing

Libby Russell and Indya Wardle had their motions selected as two of the top 10 priorities for the UK Youth ParliamentYOUNG people in East Sussex are making their voice heard after their issues were chosen as top priorities by a national youth body – and could feature in a Westminster debate.

Two motions put forward by East Sussex Youth Cabinet members who represent the county on the UK Youth Parliament were selected from more than 50 issues to feature among the youth parliament’s top 10 priorities for the year ahead. Continue reading

Take a trip to Beanotown for the reading challenge

YOUNG readers can join a team of Mischief Makers for a tour around Beanotown as this year’s Summer Reading Challenge gets underway.

East Sussex libraries are calling on children aged four to 11 to sign up to read six books over the summer. Those taking part will earn stickers – some emitting a mysterious smell – which will lead them to buried treasure. Continue reading