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Pre-Vent Projects

Posted by The BYG Editor from Blaenau Gwent - Published on 06/03/2014 at 14:26
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Music Project

Over the February half term, PreVENT worked with Head 4 Arts and the Youth Offending Service to deliver a great new project all about music.Throughout the week young people worked in small groups to write lyrics, play different instruments (like guitars, drums, pianos) and create 4 different songs which they then recorded in a purpose built studio at the Ebbw Vale Institute. 

Everyone had a great time and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved!

The Phoenix Project

The Pre-VENT project recently worked alongside Malpas Fire Station to support the delivery of the Phoenix Project; a fire and rescue initiative aimed at young people 11-25. 

The aim of the project is to address issues within young people ranging from low self esteem and lack of confidence to antisocial behavior and/or fire related problems such as deliberate fire setting and hoax calls.

The project challenges existing attitudes and promotes independent thinking in young people by using fire service activities to develop personal attributes such as working as a team, exploring physical and mental limits and promoting and educating young people about the role of the fire and rescue service. 

Quotes from young people on the project:

‘’Enjoyed it! It also improved my attendance for the week!” Brandon aged 15

“Great project! I enjoyed the dark hole” Demi aged 16

“Fab week!!” Ricky aged 15


Winchestown Cookery Project

Pre-VENT has recently delivered a cooking project to a group of young people who attend the Chill Zone Project at the Winchestown flats in Nantyglo. 

The fun project ran for 6 weeks from 13th November 2013 to 22nd January 2014 and gave young people the chance to gain an accredited ACU Level 1 qualification in Team Building.

Each week the young people were given a menu to work on in groups; preparing and cooking a variety of meals and snacks that ranged from chocolate chip flapjacks, pizza, fajitas and chicken curry and rice. 

Quotes from some of the young people involved:

“I really enjoyed cooking and working as a team!” – Jordan aged 15

“I now know how to prepare and cook simple meals!” - Daniel aged 17

“The course improved my confidence and gave me the opportunity to meet new people!” - Courtney aged 16

Library Project

For the past few weeks prevent have been working closely with the library services to run a project called Teen Quest. The Teen Quest project consisted of 4 challenges which the YP needed to complete in order to gain a certificate and a £10 gift voucher. The challenges were to read a book of their choice then review the book. 

Watch a DVD and review the DVD. Complete an online Hazard and theory driving perception test and then evaluate the project in their own words. Overall the project was a big success with the YP all interacting positively and the YP who participated on the project now attend the library services regularly to use the internet, job search and rent out DVDs.

For more information on what else the Pre-Vent Project has coming up why not call the team on 01495 357836 or email youth.service@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk.

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