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Youth Work Week 2018
November 7, 2018

What is Youth Work? This is what the National Youth Agency are asking us this year as the theme for Youth Work Week 2018. Youth Work Week takes place once a year and is ‘An opportunity to expolre the changing landscape for youth work delivery and a time to celebrate the incredible difference it makes to […]

Summer 2018
August 23, 2018

Getting the young people out and about and experiencing new things has always been something that we feel very passionate about here at Silx and this Summer has been no exception. The summer holidays can be a long and expensive time for parents so we always try and offer lots of exciting trips and activities […]

Silx Youth Festival 2018
August 13, 2018

Another successful Youth Festival this year with 100s of young people and their families descending on Blyth marketplace on Thursday 9th August. This year the High Sheriff of Northumberland opened the festival and made a lovely speech about Silx and the postive impact our work has on the community which was very much appreciated, he then spent […]

Trip to Edinburgh Zoo- July 2018
August 1, 2018

On Saturday 28th July we joined our friends from Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum for a joint trip to Edinburgh Zoo! It was an early start, we met at 6:30am ready for a 6:45am bus pick up to take us to Morpeth Train station and from there we got the train to Edinburgh, once […]

Alive in Blyth Carnival 2018
July 11, 2018

On Saturday 7th July the Alive in Blyth carnival procession took place through the streets of Blyth. The carnival was a celebration of the Blyth Community hosted by Leading Link and Silx and Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum were pleased to work together to take part! The Carnival began at the Quayside and then […]

You may remember back in October we told you about the young people taking part in a campaign to highlight the dangers of Energy Drinks and were working in partnership with the NHS, SureStart, Drager and Northumberland Fire & Rescue to create a leaflet and had named their campaign #NoBrainer……… CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE […]

Wednesday 6th June 2018 was NE Youth’s annual Projects with Pride event, held at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park.  These awards recognise achievements of youth organisations all over the North East and we are pleased to let you know that Blyth swept the boards taking away 4 awards! The evening kicked off with welcome mocktails […]

On Tuesday 29th May four young people from our Employability Project (Paul, Donna, Thomas and Katlyn) set off with our worker Kelly for a two day residential with StreetGames at the Brathay Trust in Cumbria. The young people had a very early start and set off at 6am from North Shields alongside another group of […]

Last month we told you all that our Senior Youth Worker, Jackie Long was one of 2,640 people from around the country invited to the Royal Wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Jackie was nominated by  The Lord Lieutenant, her Grace of Northumberland for her outstanding contribution to youth work in the community. […]

Unless you have been living under a rock recently then you will know that on 19th May HRH Prince Harry is due to marry the gorgeous Meghan Markle at a ceremony to be held at Windsor Castle. A statement from Kensington Palace, has said that Harry and Meghan want ‘members of the public to feel […]