Lets' Talk Youth

Posted at 10:52 am on 1st December, 2016

FGS Year 10 and 11 students participated in the ‘Let’s Talk Youth Conference’ run by the Trafford Member of Youth Parliament, at Sale Life Centre.

Students had the opportunity to speak to health experts, first aid youth members and attend workshops about self-harm, stereotypes and stigma. They were then given the task of designing a campaign to support young people with mental health issues.

Flixton Girls students got their creative skills flowing and decided to propose an app called ‘Let’s get appy’ which supports young people with anxiety, depression and a whole host of issues.

Our students put forward a brilliant idea with excellent presentation skills; so much so as they were crowned the overall winners, beating off strong competition from the other Trafford schools.

The entire event was an enriching experience which empowered our students to become more involved in their local community and awareness of topics which they or their peers could be affected by.

Languages Teacher Miss Longden who escorted the students said: ‘It was amazing! I was so impressed by the girls, they worked really hard and I was so pleased for them to come out on top. The whole day was really impressive.’

Students Anna Mysercough and Emily Whalley both agreed it was a great event which opened their eyes to different experiences and those of their peers.

Geoff Thompson MBE guest speaker at the event and leading youth activists praised our girls’ app design and wanted to try and take the idea forward to development. Watch this space for any updates…..

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