HeadSpace Swindon

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Background. Project work with young people started in 2007Young people had regular sessions on different aspects of ?setting up' HeadSpace when the new library was being builtNew library opened in Oct 08. HeadSpace Events. Drumming workshopHalloween storytellingLaunch event ? - Melvin Burgess ?opened' the area - Games and graphics workshop - Nintendo Wii Games - Evening music eventEaster Egg HuntRegular Nintendo Wii gamesInvolvement in the making of a short film for CILIPs Public Library Awards.

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1. HeadSpace Swindon

2. Background Project work with young people started in 2007 Young people had regular sessions on different aspects of ‘setting up’ HeadSpace when the new library was being built New library opened in Oct 08

3. HeadSpace Events Drumming workshop Halloween storytelling Launch event – - Melvin Burgess ‘opened’ the area - Games and graphics workshop - Nintendo Wii Games - Evening music event Easter Egg Hunt Regular Nintendo Wii games Involvement in the making of a short film for CILIPs Public Library Awards

4. Planned Events Drama workshop Art workshop Manga event and comic swap Poetry competition Boombox Djing skills

5. Stats Over 200 young people involved in HeadSpace in some way 73 of those young people have been involved in designing and planning Swindon HeadSpace 68% come from a socially excluded background 20 young people accredited, or on their way to accreditation A further 23 get ‘credits’ for their key stage work/GCSEs for the work they do in HeadSpace

6. HeadSpace Youth Management Young people come to the management co-ordination group every Wednesday evening This is split into two sections; the first hour is on HeadSpace project work, the second section is a choice of activities to keep things fun Folders of their work are kept as evidence for accreditation

7. Partners

8. Volunteers

9. Volunteers Cont… Some of the young people who have volunteered have been involved from the start Some are volunteering with other aspects of the library (such as craft events) for younger children It has also been beneficial to have a dedicated coordinator to support the work We are now working with the Youth Service to get DofE volunteers to work on activity evenings

10. Key Issues To keep the volunteering focused on an activity Young people have support Partners who refer & can support with awards Awareness of what the rest of the library is doing & colleague support

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