Category Archives: Young people

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

Career Hub boost for young people entering world of work

CAREERS provision for secondary school students is set to receive a boost as the county council is named one of 20 Careers Hubs nationwide.

The East Sussex Careers Hub will link 40 secondary schools, special schools and colleges with employers, support organisations and higher and further education providers to improve the guidance and support offered to students. Continue reading

Plastic pollution in the spotlight with world record attempt

SCHOOL children from Eastbourne launched boats made from plastic bottles before recycling their vessels as part of a record breaking attempt.

A total of 52 pupils from Langney Primary School and Gildredge House teamed up with staff from outdoor activity centre Buzz Active to take part in the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge in a bid to show the importance of reusing and recycling plastics. Continue reading