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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul’s Journey
September 15, 2016

Hi I’m Paul Cozens and I’m a volunteer here at Silx and I have recently just returned from Gothenburg in Sweden where I was a trainee crew member on board the Christian Radich as part of the North Sea Tallships regatta race, I was chosen by Northumberland County Council Youth Service to be a trainee […]

North Sea Tallships Regatta 2016- Blyth
August 30, 2016

Proud. This seems to be the word everyone that describes how they feel about this Weekends Tallships event are using, and we think that pretty much sums up how we feel about it too! Weeks, no, Months of preparation have gone into making sure the weekend was a success and this was most definitely achieved and […]

Youth Festival 2016
July 26, 2016

Thursday 21st July saw well over 1,000 people descend on Blyth Marketplace for our Annual Youth Festival! We decided to hold this years festival on the first day of the school summer break so families in Blyth could start their holiday with a great afternoon of activities for FREE! The festival was opened at 12pm […]

Half Term Trips!
June 14, 2016

We have now entered the final school term before the young people will have their summer break! Last week was the final half term holiday of the year, as you know from previous blog posts we always like to organise some extra sessions during the holidays so the young people have a chance to do […]