Author: Angela McCormack

Rochdale and Pennines MYP – Mental Health

As it is world Mental Health Awareness Week, I thought I would address the importance of mental health within our everyday lives, and why I believe it is so important, including why I chose it to be one of my three manifesto points when applying to be the Member of UK Youth Parliament for Rochdale and the Pennines. Whether you realise it yet or not, our mental health significantly affects the way we live our lives, it can make or break your day.  One reason as to why I chose to address the mental health curriculum within schools in...

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Ukraine – Words from Heywood and Middleton MYP

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the whole world’s attention had turned to the devastating news. International news outlets were racing to the scene to take a self-pitying, depressing selfie of war-torn cities and people in crisis. Although that comment is somewhat unfair, not all the press is self-serving and narcissistic. In fact, thousands of western outlets reveal the true atrocities of the conflict. But why are we only viewing this from a euro centric basis and how can we as young people contribute? The invasion of Ukraine was an unnecessary attack on innocent people and has now marked a...

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Children’s Champion Applications NOW OPEN!!!

Yes it is that time of year again when children aged 8-10 who live in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton or Pennines (Milnrow, Littleborough, Wardle, Firgrove, Smallbridge, Smithybridge) can apply to be the next Children’s Champion or deputy of Rochdale Borough! The Children’s Champion represents the voice or all children across the borough and runs 3 campaigns to help improve the lives and services for children locally. We need children with lots of energy, enthusiasm and time to get stuck in to their projects and make a positive difference! Our current Children’s Champion, Grace, as been campaigning on therapy pets in...

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Meet Staff!! Jamshed Miah – Outdoor Education

Meet Staff!! Jamshed Miah – Outdoor Education

Hello all. My name is Jamshed, I deliver the outdoor education part of our youth service offer for young people in Rochdale. I mainly oversee the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for our young people. Rochdale Youth Service has an Open Award Centre based at Matthew Moss Youth Centre in Rochdale. Here, anybody from any background or ability are more than welcome to attend and join in. My formal education and qualifications is rooted in the arts. I qualified as an artist and graphic designer after 4 years of completing my degree and masters course at Leeds. I worked...

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Meet Staff! Angie McCormack – Youth Voice

Who Am I? Hi!  I’m Angie McCormack and I work for Rochdale Youth Service as part of Rochdale Borough Council and am on the Youth Voice team, working mostly with Rochdale Borough Children’s Council and Youth Cabinet locally, regionally and nationally.  Everything I do is led by young people, for young people – I am just here to support them in having their voices heard and help them see things from different perspectives. The young people I work with also participate in interview panels, young inspectors, the Youth Opportunity Fund panel, events and campaigns to help improve the lives of their peers. ...

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Jargon Buster

Want some clarity on the jargon used on this site?  This should help! MYP – Member of UK Youth Parliament DMYP – Deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament BYC – British Youth Council RBYC – Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet RBCC – Rochdale Borough Children’s Council UKYP – United Kingdom Youth Parliament MYM – Make Your Mark GMYA – Greater Manchester Youth Assembly GMD – Greater Manchester Devolution YouthForia – regional meeting where young people from all across the North West meet up to work on campaigns and regional issues. YP – Young People RBC – Rochdale Borough Council CC – Children’s Champion DCC – Deputy Children’s Champion CiCC – Children in Care Council CPB – Corporate Parenting Board RYS – Rochdale Youth Service C4L – Curriculum for Life HOC – House of Commons MP – Member of Parliament Cllr – Councillor SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities   Tweet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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