Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project
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In the summer of 2017, a group of young people from S.N.Y.P completed a project as part of "Putting Southwick on the Map". The group worked with lopcal writer Alan Parkinson and wrote a short, fiction story about S.N.Y.P. If you would like to read the story, it can be found here: www.southwickmap.org
The boys who raised money for the Germany trip raised a little too much. They then decided that they wanted to have an extra trip with the money they raised. What they decided was to go on a wild camping trip to Finchale priory. There they looked at survival skills, wood carving, camp fire cooking and wildlife. This was a huge experience for all of the young people, for some it was their first time camping.
The boys had one evening in the six weeks holidays where they decided to have a BBQ. This was a small addition to their cooking but in a different way. They learnt the importance of cooking meat properly to avoid being ill. Some boys also found that they were able to set a good fire for cooking and cooked the food.
Hair and beauty
Members of the group enjoy having the opportunity to experiment with hairstyles, they’ve used some of the SNYP resources such as straighteners, curlers etc to try out different looks on one another. The girls have also enjoyed nail art and accomplishing designs on such a small space. Earlier in the year the girls had a visit from a henna artist who they worked with, created designs and each had a tattoo done.
Art and craft
The different activities in this section have all been planned by the girls - they love trying new things and are always creative in their ideas. This year the girls have tie dyed t-shirts and socks, they’ve tried marbling and had a go at making bath bombs and shower jellies. The girls enjoy being out too, they’ve done a few walks along the riverside and down to the beach, and they walked up to Penshaw monument. The different sessions have provided opportunity to also engage the girls in conversation. While sitting around the table doing different activities we’ve discussed many things - the list would be exhaustive. Some of the topics we’ve covered and explored include feminism, relationships, terrorism, racism and politics.