The young people were able to learn about the connection between climate change and Fairtrade during this year's Fairtrade Fortnight.
We used a range of resources and activities to help the young people understand what Fairtrade is, why it's important, and how we can help the farmers procure a decent living wage as well as support them through the challenges climate change brings.
Hull Truck Theatre were absolutely amazing performing Tortoise and the Hare for our parents and babies group! Everyone loved it, the toddlers were ecstatic and super engaged in the show; and there was even still enough time to have a gab, a snack, and some mindful painting afterwards too.
Our final Play Rangers boxes packed up and delivered out to all of the children's homes on our list as well as Women's Aid, and just in time for the February half-term! This project was one of the positive things to come out of lockdown; we've been happy to be able to provide these young people with probably close to 1,000 different craft activities, recipes and experiments over the last three years and seeing the feedback of how its positively impacted them has been amazing.
The young people made positivity stars, writing what they loved about themselves and engaged in an 'encouragement shower' where they discussed what they liked about each other too! It was nice to see the young people encourage each other and share openly what their favourite parts of each other were and we hope its a habit they'll continue outside of the session.
We've had some super delicious meals cooked by our parents & toddlers' group over the last 20 weeks thanks to the funding and support from Two Ridings Community Foundation and Bettys and Taylors Family Fund! We've been able to supply the ingredients for them to cook a meal of their choice during the session for everyone to try as well as give every family a bag of the ingredients for them to try at home.
The parents have gained so much confidence in their own cooking skills and sharing their recipes with one another with pride and we've been over the moon to see how they've all come along since that first session. We can't wait to give out their cookbook so they can all look back on what they've achieved and try out the recipes again and again.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £337,186 for our Changing Futures Project which supports people affected by domestic abuse to move forward with their lives. The Changing Futures Project is such an important element of our work to have a further 4 years of funding is fantastic. Thanks to National Lottery Players for this incredible support which will make a real difference to so many people!
Hessle Road Network is a company limited by guarantee (No 04360117) registered in England and Wales and a registered charity (No 1097519). Registered Office : Network Young People’s Centre, 1 Massey Street, Hull HU3 3LA.