Children's Champion Candidates - Rochdale and Pennines!
Voting in the democratic Rochdale Borough Children's Champion elections is open from Monday 12th June! These 6 candidates have done amazingly well to apply, be shortlisted down from 124 applications to the interview stage and chosen to be one of the 6 candidates in the elections for Rochdale and Pennines areas (Littleborough, Smallbridge, Bellfield, Milnrow, […]View Post
Meet the Children's Champion Candidates for Heywood and Middleton!
The democratic elections for the next Children's Champion are opening from Monday 12th June! So, who are the candidates who have got through the application, shortlisting and interview stage to be a candidate in the elections? Watch their video below to see who they are, where they are from, why they should be voted as […]View Post
See Our Weekly Activities Open For YOU!
As well as all the youth voice projects, Rochdale Youth Service runs all sorts of other clubs, projects, activities and fun for young people aged 8 - 19 across Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and Pennines (Milnrow, Smallbridge, Firgrove, Littleborough, Wardle, Bellfield). Lots of people want or need something to do outside school, so please take a […]View Post
Children's Champion Election Applications NOW OPEN!!!
Are you in year 4 or 5 and live or attend primary school anywhere in the borough of Rochdale? Would like to to experience the exciting election process and gain new skills? Are you good at speaking on behalf of others and passionate to help improve the lives and services of local children? If you […]View Post
FREE Bowling for Children AVAILABLE NOW!
The democratically elected Rochdale Borough Children's Champion, Owen, is campaigning for more FREE after school sporting activities to be provided for children as many have no access or cannot afford it. Jeff from Wardle Bowling Club, saw this and got in touch to offer free crown green bowling to children with support and training on […]View Post
ENRYP (European Network of Regional and local Youth Networks)
Elizabeth from the Rochdale and Pennines Youth Cabinet had had the privilege of going to Hungary, Romania and Brussels over the last few months to meet and work with young people from other European countries and work together to help make lives better for young people. They have been focusing on the Allyship project which […]View Post
Want to know what we, the youth cabinets, Members of UK Youth Parliament, representatives, Cared for Children Ambassadors, Children's Council and Children's Champion got up to from October to December? Take a look at how they had their voices heard right here:View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
Intrigued what the Rochdale Borough Children's Council and Youth Cabinet have been up to over summer? Find out and have a read over the summer report below and see what we have coming up in Autumn!View Post
Virtual Question Time Event!
Rochdale Youth Service are holding a virtual Question Time event on Friday 29th May on Zoom! The event is aiming to give young people aged 11 - 19 who live in the borough of Rochdale the opportunity to ask key decision makers about the coronavirus and the impact it is having on young people. We have guests from services including […]View Post
Therapy Pets Campaign Progress
Erin Buckley, the democratically elected Children’s Champion for the borough of Rochdale, has been passionately campaigning to have pets in schools across the borough. She chose this issue to work on in order to help improve education for children and young people and help those who are struggling or need support with issues at school. […]View Post
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 […]View Post
ROCHDALE Borough Youth Councillor Representing UK Youth at Model European Parliament!
Georgia Jones has been a Youth Councillor for Rochdale Borough and a member of Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet at Rochdale Youth Service for around 14 months. Georgia is 17 years old and attends Rochdale Sixth Form College. She is also a POSH (Pinoeer of Sustainable Hope) representative for Rochdale borough and is passionate about campaigning […]View Post
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 […]View Post
SO...What have we been up to??? Take a look...
Take a look at what young people have been up to and achieved over the winter months!View Post
Former MYP Awarded the Diana Award
Sarah Mahmood, aged 16, is the former Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale and has been recognised by the Royal Family for all her hard work with support of the Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet. Sarah will be presented with the Diana Award, the most prestigious award a young person can receive, […]View Post
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 HMYC - Heywood and Middleton Youth Cabinet RBCC - Rochdale Borough Children's Council UKYP - United Kingdom Youth Parliament MYM - Make Your Mark GMYCA - Greater […]View Post