The Youth Council have chosen to support YOUNGMiNDS as their main project for the year 2017/18. YOUNGMiNDS  is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.



The Positive Reward Scheme was started to help Youth Councillors reward the positive work and efforts of young people in their school including:

  1. Good and improved behaviour
  2. Good attendance
  3. People that help the community
  4. Consistent good behaviour and performance
  5. People who give 100% effort all the time/ try hard
  6. People that take part in extra curricular school activities e.g. after school clubs and Young Voice Youth Council activities
  7. People at key stage 4 whose course work is all up to date
  8. Outstanding achievement- inside and outside school
  9. Young people with caring responsibilities
  10. Contribution to school council
  11. Achieving Learners Mark

Positive Activities include:

  • Canoeing/Kayaking/Raft Building
  • Orienteering
  • Archery
  • Climbing/Abseiling
  • Mobile Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Biking/trail riding
  • Team Building & Problem Solving
  • Off Site Activities
  • Mobile skate park
  • KMX
  • Whacky Wheels
  • BMX Racing
  • Power kiting
  • Master blaster Laser Tag
  • Body Zorbing

For more information about the activities please click the links below:

In 2016/17 Young Voice chose to support Teenage Cancer Trust as their main project for the year. Over the last year, Youth Councillors have been busy organising a range of fund-raising activities at schools and in the community in support of the charity.

The Youth Council has been very creative in coming up with ways to raise awareness and funds, including:

  • 6 hours of bag packing at a local food store
  • Tombolas during lunchtimes
  • Choir Singing at Dobbie’s Store
  • Putting tags on a Christmas tree instead of sending Christmas cards
  • Collecting donations from school staff
  • Fancy dress day for Halloween
  • School assemblies
  • Guess the name of the teddy
  • How many sweets in the jar?
  • Non-uniform days
  • Raffles 

Council Tax contacts

  • Tel: 01246 242440
  • Email: 
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  • Alt. tel: 01246 242424

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