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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 […]

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 […]

AQA Unit Award Scheme
July 7, 2016

In April this year we became an AQA Accredited Centre, which means we now deliver the AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS) The Unit Award Scheme is ‘A unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers everyone the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised – no matter what this is, how old […]

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 […]

If you live in Blyth and regularly walk through the Market Place, then between 14th-21st May you would have noticed that there was a large sculpture of bags erected in the the Market Square and that the old Iceland shop had been transformed into ‘Corners HQ’ ‘Corners of Europe’ is a project created by ISIS […]

Young Apprentice 2016-Holiday Inn
March 1, 2016

The Holiday Inn, in Seaton Burn played host to this years young apprentice event organised by the Northumberland Youth Service. The weekend began on Friday 26th February at 5pm and three groups from Cramlington, Seaton Valley and our group from Blyth met up to begin what shaped out to be a fantastic few days. FRIDAY […]