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Have Your Say!

We want to see your creative side!

Calling all 11-25 year olds, We're looking for stories, podcasts, blog posts, articles, poetry, vlogs, posters, graphics, photography, art, music, films! Have your content put on our Blog! Get involved and email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

 
 
BUSINESS START UP: This November, young people aged 14-19 are being encouraged to Think Like a Rebel with a week of testing their ideas and seeing what they can make happen.
Find out more by clicking here.
 
 
 

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Have Your Say!

We want to see your creative side!

Calling all 11-25 year olds, Have your content put on our Blog! , We're looking for creative works that could include stories, podcasts, vlogs, photography, art, music the more creative the better.

Written work should be under 1000 words. 

A&V should be 5 Minutes or less. 

Images should be set to Instagram size (1080 x 1080). 

If you need help or want to submit email us on CardiffYouthService@Cardiff.gov.uk

This blog is co produced and managed by CYS and the Young Creators. The editorial group have the right to edit and amend content submitted. We will keep you updated with how  many people and views you content generates

Betty Campbell

 

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Betty Campbell’s Early Life

Betty Campbell was born in Butetown, Cardiff on 6th November 1934. She came from a poor household but worked incredibly hard at school resulting in her being top of her class. She won a scholarship to study at Lady Margaret High School for Girls and hoped her schooling would allow her to be a teacher – her dream job from a young age.

Whilst at school, she faced lots of discouragement from one of her teachers who told her that the problems for a working-class black girl would be extremely difficult to overcome. Despite this discouragement and challenges due to her background, class, race, gender, and becoming pregnant at the age of 17, Betty went onto follow her dreams.

With three children, Betty enrolled at Cardiff Teacher Training College (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) in 1960. She was 1 of only 6 female students to be admitted.

 

Betty Campbell’s Career

After graduating, she bagged her first job at a school in Llanrumney. Soon after, Betty found her way back to her birth town of Butetown and landed a teaching job at Mount Stuart Primary School, where she taught for 28 years. In the 1970’s, she became Wales’ first black headteacher at this school. She made an effort to teach children about racism, black history, slavery, and apartheid, later taking this education into her community.

After her teaching career, Betty became involved in politics. Between 1991 and 1995, Betty became a Butetown councillor on Cardiff City Council. She then served as an independent councillor for Butetown on Cardiff Council from 1999 to 2004. She even became a member of the Home Office’s race advisory committee and a member of the Commission for Racial Equality

 

Why is Betty Campbell famous?

Betty Campbell is a hidden Welsh hero mostly known for her being a community activist and Wales’ first black headteacher. She was awarded an MBE in 2003 for her services to education and community life.

Betty Campbell died on 23th October 2017 in Butetown at age 82. In 2015, just 2 years before her death, Campbell received a lifetime achievement award from Unison Cymru‘s Black Members’ group, for her contribution to black history and Welsh education.

Why is Betty Campbell an inspiration to you?

Betty was constantly told that she was not good enough and faced many barriers along her journey, from her teachers to parents of her students! Despite this, she used her voice and platform to raise awareness of racism and better educate her community on issues of racial equality.

“I was determined that I was going to become one of those people and enhance the black spirit, black culture as much as I could.”

Betty Campbell

Betty’s ambition to keep following her dreams despite the adversity and racism is inspirational

To find out more about the campaign group and to read more content from The Future Is Feminist campaign, click here.

Written By Eshaan

The Rebel Business School encouraging young people with start ups

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Cardiff Youth Service and The Rebel Business School encouraging young people with start ups

Cardiff Youth Service are working with The Rebel Business School to offer an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14-19

Imagine if you could take an idea and start earning cash. But how do you get started - and then keep it going?

This November, young people are being encouraged to Think Like a Rebel with a week of testing their ideas and seeing what they can make happen.


But they don’t have to do this alone! Rebel Business School are coming to Cardiff to help.

They’ll work with young people with the practical help they need to have a go and start making their own money.

For more information and to register visit: www.therebelschool.com/CardiffRebels

CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE! BE OUR VOICE. COME AND JOIN US!

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For those of you who haven’t come across us yet, we are the Emotional Health & Homelessness team within Cardiff Youth Service. Within the last few months you may have received an iCare box from your youth worker or attended one of the Summer events and built one yourself with us. As a reminder, these are self-care boxes based around the 5 senses that can be used as a toolbox to support with your emotional health and wellbeing. You would have also received a self-care journal which includes a number of activities that provide you with skills and strategies around emotional health.

As a team we’re now setting up a pilot group to provide feedback and direction to our work. We’re looking at identifying a consistent group of young people who can have their say and voices heard along with evaluating some of our projects. The initial session will be a FREE pizza night and some ice breakers/activities, where we can also plan for future meetings. (I.e How you would want these to look, content of each session, how often we’d meet up and the kind of things you would want to be included in each session). Other opportunities available to young people would be to get involved in our iCare Programme and other programmes such as Homelessness sessions that we take into schools/centres. There could be further opportunities to be trained up as peer mentors too, which could improve your plans for the future, whichever route you may choose…maybe even youth work?! 

To break that down a bit more..

We’ve created a 12 week programme deriving from our iCare boxes that includes both group and 1:1 work. These iCare sessions focus on regulating and understanding emotions, journaling, triggers, grounding techniques etc with a range of activities involved. In terms of the homelessness sessions we’ve then followed a similar structure which ties emotional health in with risk factors of becoming homeless down the line. We aim to raise awareness of early warning signs and hidden homelessness. To help with the structure of these sessions we’ve taken aspects from the State of Mind programme that the organisation Platfform deliver. This programme that they run is open to young people struggling with their mental health and is often run by peer mentors who have been through similar experiences. With this in mind, we’d hope to train up some of you young people within the pilot group who could come into schools with us and provide first hand experience.

We’re looking for a range of ages and backgrounds who are willing to get involved with all or just parts of the above. You’ll be in charge of choosing the direction the group takes and your voices/opinions will be at the forefront of it all. If it’s not for experience then this group will provide an opportunity for you guys to get to know one another and build confidence. For those of you who want to get a feel of Youth Work, this is a great way of seeing what we do on a day to day basis. More importantly, we can work with you to become a Young Leader within the Youth service itself! This would be a volunteer role which would give you a valuable route in to a career as a Youth Worker!

Please get in touch with @cyswellbeing on Facebook or Instagram if you’re interested. Otherwise have a chat with your Youth Worker who can contact us to come in for a chat if you’d prefer. We’ll work around you 😊

We look forward to meeting some of you soon!

Thanks,

Simon, Naidyne & Elinor

Rosa Parks - An Acrostic Poem

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Revolutionary 

Outstanding

Sensational

Adequate 

 

Powerful

And wilful 

Radiant words

Knowledgeable of what is wrong

She is head strong, empowering, independent, maverick and revolutionary

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