The Maths of
THE Liverpool SciBar on 10 January 2011 from
7:30pm will be running a talk called:- "Dr Colin Wright will
demonstrate the Maths of Juggling..." Colin will
juggle as he explains how everyday simple maths describes the
patterns in the air when juggling and he finds some new and
interesting ways to juggle. As always everyone is very welcome
to give their own opinions and ask questions. Remember there's no
such thing as a silly question at SciBar!
NOTE:- Change of venue for this month ONLY, as they
join forces with Café Scientifique, to meet in at The Old Conference
Room, Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, in Liverpool City Centre.
Do you want to
learn to cook and age 13 to 19?
FOR just a one off payment of £6 towards
ingredients, young people aged 13 to 19 years of age can learn to
cook over 6 nights. The classes are taken by a fully qualified
Cordon Blue Chef and will be held over 24 January 2012 to 6 March
2012, every Tuesday Evening. Please note that no sessions will
beheld on 15 February though. All training is given from 6.30pm to
8.30pm. The classes will teach basic cooking skills, using seasonal
ingredients to produce delicious healthy meals. It will also allow
anyone attending to gain confidence in the kitchen, develop a sense
of achievement. But also it will allow them to impress family and
friends with delicious meals prepared and cooked by you! Places are
limited, to book please contact Woodvale Community Centre (Meadow
Lane, Woodvale, PR8 3RS), as well as calling:- 01704 573084. For
more information you can go to the charity's
defence classes for young women aged 13 to 19 in Southport
THE next FREE
Staying Safe - Self Defence course starts next Tuesday, 10 January
2012, run by Woodvale and Ainsdale Community
Association. The training given
is aimed at increasing confidence in the young women as well as
equipping them with self defence skills. The course tutors are ex
policeman and chairman of the Community association, Ted Hartill,
and Phil Barton, martial arts & boxing instructor. They said:-
"We believe every young woman should be given tuition on personal
safety and self-defence, and if they only remember a few of the
things that we teach them it could be the difference between them
getting away from an incident or being seriously assaulted."
Anyone interested in attending the training should contact
Davina, as soon as possible, on:- 01704 573084 or email:-
BUILDINGS all over the North West have been
affected by the winds, in Southport, the wind took of large wall
tiles from the side of Lloyds Bar on Neville Street, on Wednesday, 4
January 2011. If you have been affected or got any wind damage
photos, please let us know by emailing our news room via:-
"A lack of
routine harms school grades and wellbeing" warns the Princes
YOUNG people growing up in the North West
without a daily routine or structure such as regular bedtimes and
set meal times
are more likely to struggle at school and face lower
self-confidence, warns a new report that came out on Tuesday, 3
The Prince’s Trust Youth Index reveals how more than one in ten
young people in the North West, with 11% feeling that their days
"lacked structure and direction" while growing up. The
research suggests that those with lower school grades are
significantly more likely to feel this way.
The charity's 4th annual Youth Index; which gauges how young people
feel about their lives across a range of areas from family life to
physical health - shows that young people who claim to have "lacked
structure and direction" are less content and confident than
It also shows how more than 1 in 3 young people across the North
West (38%) "always" or "often" feel down
or depressed, while more than half (54%) feel stressed all or most
of the time. The research, which is based on interviews with 2,136
16 to 25 year olds in the UK, reveals that those with fewer than 5
A* to C grade GCSEs are significantly more likely to feel this way.
Jackie Tyler, regional director of The Prince’s Trust in the North
West, says:- "We know from our work with young people in the
North West that the absence of structure and routine in a young life
can have a devastating impact. Without the right support,
directionless teenagers can become lost young adults – unconfident,
under-qualified and unemployed. Our programmes, which include
in-school xl clubs, give the hardest-to-reach young people intense,
structured support; helping to prevent potential drop-outs and
exclusions. Similarly, our Fairbridge programme builds self-esteem
through 1 to 1 support outside the classroom."
Within the UK, young people with poorer qualifications also score a
significantly lower index number in the research than their peers,
suggesting they are facing issues across a range of areas – from
their employment to their relationships with friends and even their
Peter Kellner, president of YouGov, said that:- "The results
of the Youth Index over the past four years can often be linked to
larger issues in the wider world. Last year’s results showed the
real-time effect the financial crisis had on young people and this
year the research highlights an important link between educational
attainment and wellbeing. By keeping young people engaged in and out
of the classroom, through the Fairbridge programme, xl clubs and
other schemes, The Prince’s Trust is helping to create a more
resilient generation, equipped with crucial skills for work and
According to the Youth Index, which was carried out by YouGov, more
than 1 in 5 young people in the North West (22%) believe they did
not receive the support they needed at school. More than a quarter
(27%) felt like they did not “belong” at school. Those with poorer
grades are more likely to feel this way.
The research marks the launch of The Trust’s largest ever
consultation with teachers and practitioners on The Prince’s Trust
website, exploring the support they need to help the
hardest-to-reach pupils. The charity will be presenting the findings
of the consultation to Government later this year.
The Trust will help 50,000 disadvantaged young people this year
across the UK. Last year (2011), more than 66% moved into jobs,
education or training. For more information, call:- 0800 842 842 or
Fact file:- "The Prince’s Trust Youth Index"
► All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total
sample size was 2,136 young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK,
including 259 from the North West. Fieldwork was undertaken between
18 October 2011 and 31st October 2011. The survey was carried out
online. The figures have been weighted.
► The Youth Index measures how young people feel about the state of
their lives today and how confident they are about their future.
Survey respondents were asked to indicate how happy or unhappy they
felt about the following aspects of life:- their work (education or
training if not in work), home or accommodation, community, family
relations, relationships with friends, money, qualifications and
physical and emotional health. They were also asked how confident or
unconfident they were about their future in the same areas.
► The responses are converted to a numerical scale (1 to 7) from
which a percentage has been calculated to present a young person’s
happiness and confidence as a number out of 100, where 100 is
entirely happy or confident and zero is not at all happy or
confident. The overall index number for young people’s happiness is
72. The index number for young people’s confidence about the future
is 74. The overall Youth Index average is therefore 73.
► For young people who feel their days "lacked structure and
direction when growing up", both the happiness index and
confidence index numbers are lower; at 62% and 65% respectively.
► For young people with fewer than 5 A* to
C grade GCSEs the respective index numbers are 63% and 66%.