Joshua Aldwinckle-Povey is a student and Youth Cabinet member from Thurrock. Here he offers his thoughts on why all of us should care about politics - locally and nationally. Take it away, Josh... In 2017, there was a nationwide general election, you might remember, and in Thurrock voter turnout (the number of people who could… Continue reading Fuel your fire: why we all should care about politics
Recently we saw Thurrock’s Prince’s Trust Team 20 on their residential - a 5-day trip with participants living together, doing outdoor activities, and working on their communication, leadership and team building skills. Keep scrolling for more info, plus some photos and videos. The Team Programme by Prince's Trust is a free 12 week course for… Continue reading Prince’s Trust Thurrock: a week with Team 20
Thurrock's Youth Cabinet is a group of 11 to 19 year olds, who... actually, never mind, we'll let the Youth Cabinet speak for itself! Please continue reading for an introduction to Thurrock Youth Cabinet by Tatum Mandy, 18. You can also find out more by clicking here to visit the Thurrock Council website. Take it… Continue reading Thurrock Youth Cabinet: an introduction by Tatum Mandy
Do you want to get into digital/social/creative media? Or maybe you just like creating and want to share your stuff with the rest of Thurrock? Come along to our Bloggers Open Evening and find out how you can work with us to entertain and inform young people like you in the borough. The event takes… Continue reading Bloggers Open Evening, Tuesday 29 May
If a stranger tried to force you to have sex with them or hassled you to send them nudes, you'd know that's wrong. But what if you're in a relationship with the person? Isn't that normal? Doesn't that make it OK? NO! That's still abuse. Relationship abuse is the focus of the Disrespect NoBody campaign,… Continue reading Disrespect NoBody: what is abuse in a relationship?
If you love books and working with children, Thurrock Libraries has great volunteering opportunities for you this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge aims to get children aged 4 to 11 to read 6 books during the summer holidays. Last year saw over 3,000 kids take part! As one of the volunteers you'll support library staff by talking to kids and their… Continue reading Volunteering: aged 13 to 23 and love books? Help out at the Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Mischief Makers
When? Thursdays, 3pm to 5pm. Where? Acorn Community Hub, Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue, Stifford Clays, RM16 2AS Contact: 07510 319 795 firstname.lastname@example.org How much? Free. Simply turn up. If you love video games or tabletop games and live in Thurrock, you must visit G.A.M.E.! Game and Media Entertainment ("G.A.M.E.") is a fantastic club in Stifford… Continue reading G.A.M.E. in Stifford Clays: a club for fans of video games, tabletop games, etc. (18+)
We want Young Thurrock to be a blog for young people, by young people. For that to happen, we need 16 to 29 year olds living in Thurrock to take part. You can send us your content, join the editorial team as a part-time volunteer or come along to the Inspire Youth Hub to create… Continue reading Send us your content and be a part of Young Thurrock
Are you or is someone you know: - Living in Thurrock? - Aged 16-29? - Unemployed? If so, OnTrack can help you to find and fund the best career opportunities that are the right fit for you - and the best thing is the service is entirely FREE! What is OnTrack? OnTrack is a new free… Continue reading OnTrack Thurrock: FREE personal careers support for 16 to 29 year olds
If you love climbing, an exciting challenge or want to battle a fear of heights, you need to take the "Leap of Faith" at Grangewaters in South Ockendon. First you have to climb 10 metres up a pole to reach a small platform only wide enough for one person. Then, if you have the nerve,… Continue reading Grangewaters: can you take the “Leap of Faith”?