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Employment Success for Danielle!
April 1, 2019

Danielle is a young person who has been known to Silx for a long time, firstly as a young person and volunteer in our Teen Bar sessions but more recently a regular attendee of our Employability Project. Danielle suffered a tragic bereavement at the start of 2018 and understandably this affected her confidence. Danielle’s need […]

February Half Term 2019
February 22, 2019

We always endeavour to put on extra sessions and trips and make Half Term fun for the young people that attend Silx. This February half term has been no exception. On Tuesday 19th February we enlisted the help of Simone from Fusion Hair and Beauty to put on a girlie pamper day. The young people […]

Santa’s Little Helpers….
December 14, 2018

This Christmas our young people have been Santa’s little helpers and have been getting into the true spirit of Christmas and thinking about those less fortunate than themselves…. Blyth Foodbank The young people along with staff collected lots of items to donate to Blyth Foodbank this Christmas. PCSO Raisebeck from Blyth Police came to collect […]

Children and Young People Now Awards 2018
November 23, 2018

This year Silx were amongst 127 organisations from all over the UK who were shortlisted as finalists in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2018, we were nominated in not one but two categories and we were thrilled to be shortlisted after over 600 applications were received. Our Senior Youth Worker Jackie and Progression […]

Blyth Christmas Parade 2018
November 19, 2018

Back in September we met with Lynn and Julie from Leading Link to discuss the possibility of going into partnership to lead this years Christmas Parade, part of the Christmas light switch on in Blyth Marketplace. We worked together on our bid and submitted our ideas then waited to see if we had been chosen […]

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 […]