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On Wednesday 21st March one of our youth workers Kelly along with two young people Amy and Megan attended The High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards held at The Northumberland Church of England Academy, Josephine Butler Campus. The evening began at 5:30pm and the young people were sat with others from Northumbria Berwick Detachment, Leading Link […]

In June 2016 we applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery fund for a project idea- we wanted to explore youth clubs in Blyth from the 1930s to present day and create a publication. We were very happy to receive a grant of £10,000 to bring the project to life- we commissioned ISIS arts and […]

It’s official Silx Teen Bar Youth Project has been awarded The Best Youth Project award from Youth Focus North East and we couldn’t be any more proud! The North East Young People’s Awards (formerly the POSBOs) were hosted by Youth Focus NE at a glitzy ceremony held at the BALTIC centre for contemporary art on […]

Merry Christmas!
December 21, 2017

We are well and truly in the Christmas spirit here at Silx and we wanted to round off the year with a festive blog letting you know what we have been up to…. The young people have been very creative this month making lots of Christmas Crafts and cooking lots of festive treats, these activities […]

NE Youth Tennerthon Challenge
December 20, 2017

This year our young people are taking part in NE Youth’s Tennerthon Challenge…… The challenge gives the young people the chance to be young entrepreneurs and make some money! Each group is given £10 that they must grow, the young people need to plan and develop an idea to make the most money by the end […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]