By HWBL Youth Action Team
HWBL Youth Volunteers Callum, Brooke, Layba and Kapil led the Youth Engagement Workshop.
On Saturday 22nd June 2019 – We were invited by WSA Community and Local Trust to run two Big Local workshops – Legacy and Youth Engagement at the Big Local London Learning Cluster Event held at St Luke's Community Centre. We were also joined by several other Big Local areas across London including: Barnfield, Wick Award, Broad Green, Grange, Plaistow South and William Morris. In the morning session, our Chair Alan Fraser led the Legacy Workshop alongside Callum. Alan went through the work we’ve done so far to address the future and our legacy, including inviting young people to be part of the discussion. During the session, Alan helped the other areas to identify their goals, ambition and what they would like to be remembered for.
Taz also spoke about connecting to schools, how to make sure you are getting all the credit and not just being a logo at the bottom of a flyer. In addition, he offered a few golden nuggets and ideas which was well received.
We were impressed with our youngsters at the event, they demonstrated fantastic confidence and inspired everyone with their enthusiasm and passion about the Big Local. We learned a lot from everyone else and left feeling excited. We would like to thank everyone and especially Sian, Wendy and Priscilla at WSA Community and Jeremy at Local Trust for inviting us. We hope we were able to help other areas and look forward to connecting with everyone soon at the next event.