Eastleigh College hosts thirteenth Eastleigh Youth Conference
Eastleigh College are pleased to have welcomed pupils from across the local community for the thirteenth Eastleigh Youth Conference.
The annual Conference, funded by Eastleigh Borough Council and coordinated by Stacey Miller Consultancy, consists of a number of workshops centered around a specific theme that can help young people. This year’s theme was wellbeing and local organisations including Youth Options, Solent Youth Action and Solent Sexual Health Services came to our Learner Hub to hold workshops exploring coping strategies, nutrition and mood, and relationships. SoCo Music also put on a fun beatboxing masterclass, giving students the opportunity to create and perform their own beatbox piece.
Stacey Miller, Director of Stacey Miller Consultancy, said: “This is my thirteenth Youth Conference that I’ve organised for Eastleigh Borough Council and long may it continue! The event is a fantastic opportunity for local schools to work together and share good practice in prioritising wellbeing for their students.”
Around forty young people and teachers participated in this year’s event, comprising four schools from around the Eastleigh community. Pupils further pledged a three-point plan encouraging them to share the knowledge obtained at the Youth Conference back at their respective schools.
Councillor Tonia Craig, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Eastleigh Borough Council, said: “We're proud to support this key event in the Borough for schools and colleges. It provides a safe and open forum for young people to discuss some difficult and important issues and ensure they can be heard. Thank you to everyone that again made this successful day possible.”
Jessica Munday, Learner Hub and Learner Voice Team Leader at Eastleigh College, said: “We are thrilled to have hosted the thirteenth Eastleigh Youth Conference on our campus and have no doubt that this year’s programme will help and inspire students from all ages across the Eastleigh community’s education spectrum. A special thanks to Eastleigh Borough Council for funding the event and to Stacey Miller Consultancy for coordinating it as well as everyone who has given their time in contributing to the programme this year.”
A full list of schools that attended included:
- Hamble School
- Thornden School
- Toynbee School
- Wildern School
For any further queries, please contact the College at BeBetter@eastleigh.ac.uk.
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