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Detached Trip to Dynamix…..
November 16, 2017

We have a very successful detached project here at Silx,  our fabulous detached team work on the streets of Blyth every Wednesday and Friday evening with the aim of engaging with hard to reach young people who choose not to access any centre based youth provision. It has been well documented on social media that […]

This year the National Youth Agency has focused Youth Work Week around the theme of ‘Youth Services’ and why young people need great youth work and great youth services. It got us thinking in Silx about youth work in Blyth and why having a facility like ours is so important and how we have helped […]

Spooooky week @ Silx…..
October 27, 2017

We have been getting into the spooky Halloween spirit at Silx this half term from sugar skulls, pumpkin carving, spooky trips and parties we have done it all…. We started the week on Monday 23rd with an incredibly spooky trip to Beamish for the special Halloween themed evening, we teamed up with our friends from […]

#NoBrainer Energy Drink Project……
October 27, 2017

The young people from our Teen Bar sessions have teamed up with Emma Shields, an NHS Participation worker to create a campaign that shows young people the dangers of drinking energy drinks! The project is just in the beginning stages but this blog post will give you all a bit of background info on energy […]

More than just a Youth Club……
September 29, 2017

‘Aren’t you just a youth club?’ ‘Silx is for Kids isn’t it?’ ‘I don’t know what it is that you do’……. These comments have all been said to us more than once so with that in mind we thought we would shout from rooftops exactly what it is we do, well we are not actually […]

Dukeshouse Wood 2017
September 8, 2017

We always enjoy giving the young people new experiences here at Silx and during the Summer months we like to arrange trips and residential opportunities outside of Blyth. This Summer we arranged for a group of young people to spend the weekend at Dukeshouse Wood. Dukeshouse wood is an outdoor adventure and activity centre set […]

Youth Festival 2017
August 16, 2017

The 27th July was the date over 1,000 families came to Blyth Marketplace to celebrate our Annual Youth Festival! The festival was opened by new up and coming singer Channy; who is the NE Youth young ambassador- she entertained the crowds with her version of recent hits! As well as Channy the crowds were also […]

Starbucks supports young people!
August 16, 2017

We’ve got some Barista’s in the making amongst us at Silx at the moment all thanks to a fantastic collaboration between UK Youth, NE Youth and Starbucks. Louise Laws the development manager at NE Youth contacted us in June to tell us all about their Youth Action employability programme and to see if any of […]

Silx Spooooktacular!
November 3, 2016

As you all know it was Halloween on Monday- we always have a party every year here at Silx but because our Monday sessions are only for our younger 11-14 age group we decided to hold our party on Wednesday 2nd November so all of the young people could be included. We have planning the […]

Heritage Project ‘Youth Work Revisited’
October 27, 2016

Back in June we applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a fantastic project idea- we wanted to explore Youth work and youth clubs in Blyth from the 1930s to the present day and present our findings as an exhibition and publication. We were thrilled to be given a grant of £10,000 to […]

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