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When Abbigail interviewed Ian Levy…..
April 17, 2020

Recently our young volunteer Abbigail met up with and interviewed Blyth’s new MP Ian Levy and did a great job, read the full interview below: Question 1: How do you feel about becoming the first conservative MP for Blyth?  I think it is a massive honour, but at the same time as its being an […]

Be Sensible Online
April 13, 2020

During this Isolation period, Silx has become a ‘virtual’ youth project and the majority of contact we have been having with young people is over the phone or via the various social media networks. We have noticed whilst setting up these accounts especially Instagram that there is a large number of young people who STILL […]

Coronavirus Do’s and Don’ts
April 6, 2020

We have been getting more reports from young people that some people are not following the Government’s rules around isolation and social distancing during the current Coronavirus pandemic. We have also been asked by some of our young people if they can have friends to visit or if they can go there…… So to prevent […]

Surviving Isolation
April 1, 2020

We are all currently living in uncertain times and a lot of us have had to completely change our day to day lives due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. At Silx we understand that this is probably very difficult for some of you and we want you to know we are doing everything we can […]

October 2019
November 26, 2019

Our October 2019 Magazine is now live! See what we have been up too and what our young people have achieved this month! Very exciting few months ahead with lot’s more events and activities planned. October 2019 Edited  

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 […]

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 […]

New Volunteering Programme for Silx
April 8, 2019

We have recently set up a Volunteering/Work Experience project that is giving young people the hands on skills and experience they need to get into work.  For over 20 years our very successful Employability Project has helped Hundreds of young people find employment and 1000’s of  internal and external accreditation’s have been completed. Young people […]

Award Success for Sinead!
April 3, 2019

Back in 2015 we recommended one of our young people Sinead Patterson to The Bazaar Group in Cramlington for a Business Admin Apprenticeship. Sinead came to use the Employability Project after leaving College. Although Sinead had great GCSE grades she lacked confidence and had no work experience. During her time with us Sinead completed a […]