Liverpool schoolchildren are becoming safer surfers thanks to a
brand new booklet. Liverpool City Council is sending every
school in the city a copy of its new ‘E-Safety Super-Highway Code’,
the first guidance booklet of its kind in the city. The launch of
the new booklet comes on European Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9
February 2010, which will see countries across the continent taking
part in activities aimed at helping protect young people online.
The colourful, easy-to-read guide passes on information, advice, and
tips to teaching staff and young people about how to stay safe when
using the internet, as well as providing information on national
e-safety policy and procedure. And young people from the city
are taking word about the new guide direct to the government. Pupils
from King David Primary and Notre Dame and St John Bosco Secondary
Schools will travel to Westminster on 2 March to meet with internet
safety tsar, Professor Tanya Byron, show her the guide and share
their ideas about e-safety.
Liverpool City Council’s executive member for education, Councillor
Keith Turner, said:- “The new e-safety guide will be an
invaluable resource for our schools. Technology and the internet is
now integral to young people’s lives – in school and at home. It
provides our youngsters with fantastic learning tools, but it also
Liverpool’s £500 million Building Schools for the Future programme
is seeing us build cutting-edge 21st century learning facilities in
every part of the city. It’s vital that we have measures in place to
make sure youngsters can harness the wonderful opportunities of new
technology while being protected from its potential dangers. This
new guide will help us achieve that.
I’m also delighted that some of our young people have been invited
to Westminster to tell the government about the fantastic e-safety
work we are doing in Liverpool. I’m sure Professor Byron will be
very interested to hear what they have to say and I hope their views
will help inform her forthcoming review on internet safety.”
Professor Tanya Byron was tasked by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in
2007 to conduct an independent review looking at the risks to
children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate
material on the internet and in video games. The Byron Review
was published in March 2008. It sets out a number of recommendations
which are now being implemented by the government. Professor
Byron continues to be the figurehead of the government's response to
E-Safety. As well as meeting with Liverpool pupils in March, she has
also invited young people in the city to submit illustrations around
E-Safety for inclusion in her forthcoming 2010 Byron Review.
Liverpool's E-Safety Super-Highway Code is supported by the city
council and the Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board.
HEARTBEAT - VALENTINE'S DISCO
A special Valentine's Day themed
disco is taking place for young people in Norris Green, Lifestyles
Ellergreen Sports Centre. The center will be opening its
doors on Friday, 12 February 2010, exclusively to 8 to 15 year olds
in the latest event organised Robby the Bobby and Friends.
The event is supported by sports Lifestyles staff, local teachers,
mentors and Kinda volunteers from the local area.
Constable Robert Pritchard, also known 'Robby the Bobby'
said:- "Both the Halloween and Christmas discos have been
very popular, attracting over 450 youngsters each time. The
youngsters are from Croxteth, Norris Green and the surrounding
areas. We also noticed that during these events that there were very
few reports of anti-social behaviour. Our thanks go to the
youngsters and their parents who have been coming along; it is their
behaviour which has helped to make these events a success. I hope we
will see many more at the Valentine's disco so that we can keep the
events running in the future."
No alcohol is served during the event and police officers and PCSOs
will be in attendance to support the event.
The disco will begin at 5.45pm and go on until 8.45pm. Entry
costs is only £2. The money collected will be distributed to local
non-profit making organisations, such as Kinda.
Fancy dress is encouraged but optional. We would encourage the young
people to get their early because are numbers are growing each month
as the discos become evermore popular.
Lifestyles Ellergreen Sports Centre is located on:-
Ellergreen Road, Norris Green, Liverpool
For more information please contact
Robby the Bobby on:-
07734744696 or by
NOTE THIS IS AN UNDER 15's EVENT ONLY
Young people from Liverpool and Manchester join a national campaign
to change the face of architecture
A group of 30 young people from
Liverpool and Manchester have been chosen to participate in a series
of unique workshops and will have the opportunity to work alongside
design professionals to explore different art forms and create a
vision of their dream city.
The workshops will see young people learning about the cities in
which they live and undertaking a wide range of activities including
a tour of Liverpool ONE with the people who helped to design it and
an exploration of Manchester with urban free runners Parkour.
Taking place between February and April 2010 in Liverpool and
Manchester the workshops are part of ‘Architecture for Everyone’, a
three year nationwide campaign that aims to identify and support new
and emerging architectural talent from amongst social groups that
have traditionally been excluded from careers in the profession. The
campaign was founded by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and
international architects RMJM, and is being led in the Northwest by
architecture and built environment centre Places Matter!
Architecture for Everyone engages with young people, particularly
from Black and minority ethnic groups and inner city areas, to
encourage them to direct their creative talents to architecture and
urban design. Not only does it aim to improve accessibility and the
diversity of the architecture profession but it also has ambitions
to shape Britain’s deprived inner cities ‘from the inside out’ by
encouraging those who live in them to learn about the built
environment and to empower them to shape the communities in which
During the 2009 campaign Callum Gilbert, 21, of Mossley Hill,
Liverpool, won the opportunity to head across the Atlantic to study
at Harvard University on a 6-week architecture scholarship after
taking part in the 1 day Architecture for Everyone workshop in
Liverpool earlier in the year. The Liverpool workshop saw
participants working together and utilising their design skills to
develop a scheme for a central Liverpool site. After the workshop,
Callum was short listed for a highly competitive interview process
in London where he saw off competition to successfully be awarded
one of six scholarships. Callum said:- “Getting on this course
means the world to me, it’s overwhelming. It’s like winning the
Commenting at the launch of the 2010 campaign which will focus on
the role that sport plays in the regeneration of communities, Doreen
Lawrence said:- "Architecture remains a profession that is
seen by many as unattainable. Through the work of Architecture for
Everyone, RMJM and the Stephen Lawrence Trust work with partners in
inner cities across the country and show young people just how they
can apply their creative talents to the built environment. The
industry won’t change overnight but sparking that initial interest
is a huge step towards opening up the profession."
Jo Harrop, Places Matter! Education Manager, said:- "Places
Matter! is delighted to be the regional partner for the Architecture
for Everyone Campaign in the Northwest for a second year. Helping to
increase awareness of the opportunities open to young people and
break down the stereotypes around people who work in the built
environment sector is part of all our projects and we look forward
to giving young people from Liverpool and Manchester the opportunity
to see their great cities in a new and inspiring way."
Explore the City:- Tuesday, 16 February
2010, Manchester; Thursday, 18
February 2010, Liverpool. -
A tour of the city centre with a local architect.
Liverpool ONE:- Friday, 5 March 2010, Liverpool. -
A behind the scenes tour of Liverpool ONE with designers BDP.
Parkour: Saturday 6 March, Manchester. -
A tour of Manchester with urban free runners.
Weekend Design Challenge: Saturday, 27 March and Sunday, 28 March
Manchester and Liverpool. -
Working on a design with the help of professionals.
Evening Presentations: Thursday 22 April 2010. -
An evening exhibition and social event with presentations of final
NEXT OF KIN - PETER JAMES DOYLE
CORONER'S Officers in Sefton are
appealing for the next of kin of 64 year old Peter Doyle who died at
his home in Talbot Street in Southport Wednesday, 3 February 2010.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr. Doyle's death
but the Coroner’s office are struggling to locate his family to
inform them. It's believed Mr. Doyle has family in County Wexford,
where he was born. Anyone who has any information are asked to
contact the Coroner's Office on:- 0151 777 3480.