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Past Activities - 00's

The 00's at SNYP

Were you there?

Visit to Dalguise

The lads group of 2000, visited Dalguise, near Perth for a weekend.
They took part in activities such as mountain and quad biking, raft building, football and climbing. All of the lads involved enjoyed the weekend. Some of the lads around at that time included: Mouse, Craig, Carl and Chris.


In 2001 most of the young people who attended SNYP were taken to the empire to see Annie. This was a Christmas treat and all of the young people received a selection box before they went. Some of the staff around at that time were Sue and Lol.

Whithaugh Residential

The girls group of 2002 went on a residential to Whithaugh. The group had the opportunity to take part in lots of activities which were fun, such as abseiling, gorge walking, rock climbing and the night line. The girls were aged between 13 and 16 and included people such as Jemma, Terri, Kaylee, Claire-Louise and Emma.

SNYP wins Creative Chlamydia Event!

During March 2009, Youth Organisations across the City were invited to participate in a Creative Chlamydia event that would encourage young people to take responsibility for their sexual health. All of the ideas were showcased at the Glass Centre and there was and wide range of imaginative entries. Young people from SNYP and the SNAC base at Redhouse School created a board game. The game was a huge success and won the event. SNYP are in the process of copywriting the game with the possiblity of producing more in the future. more here Well Done to all young people involved in the whole event!










SNYP wins Sunderland in Bloom Award!

On the thirteenth of November 2008, SNYP was awarded a trophy, certificate and garden voucher as a prize for coming first in the Community effort category of Sunderland in bloom, for the whole of the North Side of Sunderland.

The young people involved in the upkeep of the garden area have worked hard from the very beginning to create a space that is interesting and interactive for all who come to the project.

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SNYP is 30

SNYP celebrated 30 years of youth work in Southwick at the Millview Club on the 18th June 2009. Workers and young people past & present enjoyed meeting each other and everyone had a great night with lots of memories and lots of photographs from across the years. Thanks go to The Millview Club and everyone who supported us with raffle prizes and other donations. Follow the link below to look at some of the photos from the evening.

reunion photos

S.N.Y.P. wins Sunderland in Bloom 2009

For the second year running, S.N.Y.P. has won Sunderland in Bloom due to the effort from young people and staff. Two young people went along on the day to collect the first place trophy in the Community Garden category.

Well done to all of those involved

garden group garden group
garden group garden group

S.N.Y.P. Stained glass project wins youth acheivement award!

Congratulations to Tom, Ellie, Bree and Beth who scooped a young achievers award for their stained glass windows. The group were invited to the award ceremony at the Stadium of Light to recieve their award and certificate.

Window of opportunity for glass art

CRAFTY children from a youth project have got to grips with stained glass. Youngsters from Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project were furious after vandals smashed a window at the project's base, in Southwick Road. But they decided to take up the craft after meeting glass artist Harry Ramsay who came to repair the damage. Four children spent their summer holidays travelling to Harry's studio in Stanley to learn the colourful art of stained glass. Now their work has taken centre stage at the former town hall in Southwick Road where they meet.

Ellie Walker, 12, brother Tom, Beth Simpson and Bree Lund, all 11, learnt how to do etching and engraving so they could create the eye-catching window panels. And they are delighted with the end result. Project co-ordinator Ruth Oxley said: "It's totally unique and means they have got to leave their permanent stamp on the building. "We are hoping they can do more of this in the future. "Harry was brilliant with them – he was so patient and let them learn by their mistakes."

About 500 young people a year visit the project, which charges no membership fees and runs Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm. Activities include employment drop-in sessions for 16 to 24-year-olds, junior youth club and girls and boys groups.

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The full article contains 239 words and appears in Sunderland Echo newspaper.

glass art

If you would like to do glass work contact, Harry Ramsay of Ramsay Studio Glass at 6a. Front Street, Stanley or call on 01207 282800.

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