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Snow & Sparkle

A project to bring different groups of young people together from across the community

Peabody Young Leader, Atiya (17), held a festive event for over 140 people. With the aim to collaborate, include and encourage groups of the community to celebrate Christmas. The successful event was held at Somers Town Community Centre in Camden. Some of the activities included: Christmas card making, design your own cookies, “pull the cracker” and many more.

15-year-old Mustafa, who attended said: “You see everyone together and everyone is having a good time…it brings the community together.”

The aim of the activities was to support, develop and empower the young people from three different groups and bring them together by interacting and building relationships. The three groups of interest are the disability and inclusion group, NW5 play project and open access youth club.

Atiya did an amazing job, going around to all of the local youth clubs and inviting them to this spectacular festive gathering, not to mention organising everything herself.

Amanda Cunoosamy, the Funding Officer from The National Lottery Community Foundation paid this project a visit and commented “It was great to attend Atiya’s young leader event at Somers Town Youth Centre, which definitely had lots of sparkle, if not the snow! Atiya managed to successfully engage young people from different youth clubs and backgrounds, managing to provide a range of activities for them which they were obviously enjoying. Atiya organised food and drinks, materials for activities and ideas for engaging young people to reflect on and evaluate their experiences. This will provide a great starting point for bringing young people together again and for involving them in future youth social action opportunities.”

Atiya said: “I’m really proud of the turnout at Snow and Sparkle…Everything has worked out much better than I had anticipated. I learnt that in order to have a successful event, you definitely need a really collaborative and positive team. I enjoy doing it because, as someone that wants to be an events manager it really allowed me to learn the fundamentals of managing events and it was really good fun. The response was really nice to see and read through the feedback.”

Inspired by her first social action project Atiya is now going to undertake a fundraising challenge to climb Mount Snowdon for Walk 4 Water.

 

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Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.

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