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University of Greenwich - Care Leaver Summer School 2016

The University of Greenwich, working with multiple Local Authorities, are holding a taster event specifically for looked after children and young care leavers.

 

During the three-day non-residential taster event, students learn what it is like to be at university and will develop personal and practical skills in various subject areas.

They will get to experience a little bit of university life - spending time at workshops, taking part in debates, developing personal skills, meeting new friends and graduating.

 The University of Greenwich Logo

Each day will begin at 10.00am & finish at 4.00pm.

We can provide help with transport to and from the event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

 

Even if you are not thinking about going to university, still come along and have fun!

 

Dates:

Monday 20 June–Wednesday 22 June 2016

Medway Campus, 10am–4pm

 

Comments from last year’s summer school:

Really enjoyed the summer school. I made friends, increased my knowledge and confidence” - Kimberley

It was fun, enjoyable and very interesting!” - Peace

It was well planned and I managed to socialise more than I normally do” – Connor

I’m not as shy now” – Courtney

“Get to know the opportunities I have after college” - Samantha

  

Click here for more details

 

Click here for application form

 

To book your place, contact the Access & Partnerships Unit:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / 0208 331 7598

Gulbenkian Summer Activities

Click here for information about the activities being held by the Gulbenkian in Canterbury in Summer 2016

Gulbenkian

Kent BFI Film Academy for young people across Kent

This is an exciting opportunity for young poeple aged 16-19 interested in film making. Screen South will be running the Kent BFI Film Academy from December.   There are 20 places on this 3 month programme, which takes place on various Saturdays throughout  Dec, Jan and Feb.  The deadline for application from young people aged is Nov 2nd . 

Click here for more information and to apply.

Please contact  Jo Nolan on 01303 259777 for more information

 ScreenSouth           BFI

Coram Voice National Writing Competition

Voices 2016 - Writing Competition for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

Do you like writing? Coram Voice really wants to hear from you about who makes you happy. Or about what the important people in your life could do to make you happier. You could write about your family, your social workers, your foster carers, your teachers, your friends, your advocate or even your pets. It could be a poem, a short story – anything!

 

And you can win a prize!CoramVoice

 

Visit the Coram website for tips on what to write, more information on the prizes and the full Terms & Conditions - www.coramvoice.org.uk/voices-2016

 

The rules:

1. You must be in care or a care leaver

2. You can write UP TO 1000 words in each entry

3. DO make sure you write your entry yourself

4. DON’T put your real name in the entry

5. You can submit UP TO 3 entries

6. DO get adult consent if you are under 18

7. There are 3 age groups: primary school, secondary school and care leavers

8. Send your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8th February 2016 - DO include your real name, age and region in the email

 

Siblings Together Residential Camps 2015

Siblings Together are pleased to announce the dates for their next residential camps for 2015.  Siblings Together promote positive contact between siblings who  have been separated through foster care, kinship, residential care and adoption. The residential camps include a mixture of high energy activities such as coasteering, bush craft, surfing and kayaking, as well as creative activities. 

 

The dates are: Sunday 16th - Saturday 22nd August in South Wales

                      Sunday 23rd - Saturday 29th August in East Midlands

                      Sunday 25th - Saturday 31st October in South Wales

 

If you would like to attend or want more information, please click here or speak to your social worker.

 

Click here for a referal form.