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Road Safety Campaign
September 26, 2019

Silx have worked very closely with Emma Shields from the NHS and with a group of young people who identified that road safety and technology is an issue for them and others of similar age. The group of 4 young people initially sat and discussed what they would like to deliver and what messages they […]

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Summer work
September 3, 2019

Hello All! We have had so many events going on this summer including trips to Flamingo Land, Rock Climbing, Summer Carnivals, educational trips to Beamish, and much much more. All our trips, events and evening sessions have included free food for our young people as we recognise a lot of young people do not eat […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spooooky Half Term Fun……
November 5, 2015

We can’t believe half term has been and gone already! Before we know it- it will time for Santa to arrive! Half term arrived like a bolt out of the blue in October with the school’s breaking up on the 23rd for a week- we like to encourage our young people to get out and […]

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As well as running our Teen Bar indoors we also have a detached team that work on the streets of Blyth to engage with young people that don’t access any youth provision. Our regular detached work began at the beginning of July and our workers go out every Wednesday and Friday night and visit the […]

Summer Trips……
August 25, 2015

The summer holidays are an exciting time for the young people, 6 whole weeks away from school, work and teachers! On the other hand the summer holidays can be a stressful and sometimes very expensive time for parents, so here at Silx we try to provide some fun, cheap and sometimes even free trips during […]

Silx Youth Festival
July 30, 2015

Record numbers of young people and their families came along to our Youth Festival in Blyth Marketplace last Thursday! This was the 5th Annual festival that we have organised and the main aim was to showcase the wonderful work that goes on for young people in Blyth and was opened by our local up and […]

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Skills and Opportunities Fund- RESULT!
July 21, 2015

You will recall from previous blog posts that we asked for your support in voting for us in the RBS Skills and Opportunities fund recently. We campaigned on our blog, Facebook and Twitter and so many of you shared and voted. We are so pleased to tell you that from over 1,000 entries and a […]

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