Youth Council part of Older People's Week
Monday 17 September 2012
Coventry Youth Council is a group of local young people aged between 11-21 who want to influence the decisions that are made in the city.
They meet regularly at the Council House, hold yearly elections for UK Youth Parliament, speak up for young people, and organise events to engage with the older generations and try to change generational perceptions. This year they have organised three events as part of Older People's week.
On Saturday 29 September they are holding a free informal Tea Dance at Jardine Crescent Young People's Centre from 2pm -4pm. They are inviting young and old to the dance, which includes refreshments and is free as part of Older People's Week 2012. For more information call 024 7683 1433.
Then on Monday 1 October, they are offering an opportunity to have a go at Abstract Art at Holbrooks Community Centre 5pm - 7pm. Whether you are an experienced artist or an absolute beginner you are welcome to join them for this free Abstract Art Class. All resources will be provided (unless you would prefer to bring your own) and they will be working in both watercolour and acrylic paints. As part of Older People's Week, they are encouraging older people to bring a teenager with them to take part! Please book your place by calling Jennie on 07904571839.
Lastly, on Tuesday 2 October, they are holding a Caribbean Cookery class at Henley Green Community Centre 5pm - 7pm. You can learn how to make delicious West Indian food with Elaine, before sitting down to share in the meal together. This is the final event proposed by Coventry Youth Council for Older People's Week: The Big Skills Share, and again they are encouraging older people to bring a teenager with them to take part! This event is free and we expect it to be popular so please book your place by calling Jennie on 07904571839.
Councillor Jim O'Boyle, Cabinet Member (Children and Young People) said: "Older People's Week this year is all about sharing skills across the generations. The Youth Council do some excellent intergenerational work all year round and this is another chance for them to get involved with the older generation and change perceptions. The events also look like fun, and I would encourage everyone to get involved."