By Vicky Hilton, Community Organiser
The young people at Ferham School came together to organise their own summer fayre this year with the help of our Community Organiser Vicky Hilton.
The young people came together as a group made up of initially the school council and friendship ambassadors which then extended out to other pupils within school.
The young people had the chance to learn about community organising and how they have the power to bring about change and make things happen.
They set the date and time, designed posters and wrote letters to the voluntary and community sector to garner support and invite people along to the event. The young people even extended the invite out to Buckingham Palace by inviting the Queen.
The young people took part in a school wide competition which listened to the voices of over 50 school children to find out what they like about where they live, what they don’t like and how they think they can make changes.
The young people had a great insight into their community, what works well and what we need more of. The most common problem identified was there was more provision needed for young people in the area, although Ferham Park came up top trumps for one of the young people’s favourite place in the area.
Vicky said ‘It’s been a privilege and an honour to work alongside the young people at Ferham Primary School. The school has been extremely supportive and it’s the start to a whole programme of events designed by local school children’.
They had a Fire Engine, Bouncy Slides, African Drumming and much more planned for the day. The Ferham School Summer Fayre took place on Thursday 20th June 1.15pm – 4pm at the school.
Your local community organiser for Ferham is Vicky, if you are interested in getting involved in your community please do email Vicky at Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
This was taken from our quarterly newsletter for Summer 2019.