Young NCB Gallery
Here are a selection of images from recent events and meetings.
We will add more as the year goes by so that you can see what Young
NCB members have been up to. If you have any pictures that you
would like added to the site then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Research Advisors Meeting
In the last meeting the Young Research Advisors looked at a
project run about an introduction to weight management
interventions and a research project about young people living in
care and making their way to being independent. Amongst other
things, you also looked at local health strategies and where you
think children and young people can be involved in developing
Advisory Group Meeting
Much of the time in this meeting focussed on the priority
work around developing the two areas. We looked at the
discrimination survey and what we want to include by reviewing the
Young NCB equality and diversity statement and looking at
definitions of discrimination.
You also looked at Wake up to Your
World (about politics and current affairs) and came up with
debating topics for Parliament week and ideas for designing an
information poster for children and young people to inform them
about how decisions are made in Parliament and how they can
influence these decisions.
Barbara Hearn NCB’s Deputy Chief Executive
came along to look with you at recruiting for the NCB Chair You
reviewed the person specification and came up with ideas of
questions that the Young NCB panel can ask candidates.
Young Research Advisors meeting
In this meeting we looked at planning a video to be shown at a
Research 'sandwich session' to show what the group have done and
how researchers at the CPRU (Child Policy Research Unit) may like
to work with the group. We then thought about how businesses
and the youth sector interact and how they may be able to help and
support each other in a session where we made imaginary towns!
We also discussed proposals for what NCB’s Research Centre would
like to do for a piece of research to be launched next year as part
of NCB's 50th Anniversary and how the Young Research Advisors will
be involved. For our final session of the day we looked at young
people's views about how acceptable it is for a GP to get
involved with social welfare issues.
Young NCB Advisory Group
Looking at our two new priorities, we decided to create
timelines or calendars from now all the way up until the end of
2013 so we could plan what we need to do and when and think about
other events and activities happening.
Below, members work on the priority plans for the new work
around Challenging Discrimination and Wake Up to Your World (scroll
down further to February and November for more info and photos).
The group also worked on case studies to say why they feel these
topics are important to children and young people in England
Young NCB Personal Finance Education Group
Members in the PFE Advisory Group are working on the Parliament
launch of their personal finance toolkit (LHS) and rating the fonts
that could be used (RHS) on the draft which they will approve. The
toolkit will be ready in September so keep your eyes peeled and
help spread the message that personal finance education is
If you want to hear what other members think about this topic
please view the video here
on the NCB Youtube channel
Below - members working on the design of the toolkit in a
Young NCB Advisory Group meeting
In this meeting the Advisory Group worked on their priority
trees to help us develop the ideas that were selected by the whole
membership for 2012-2014. The roots of the tree represented the
main concerns and why this topic is important for children and
young people; the leaves represented the aims and outcomes we
wanted to achieve and what impact this would have on children and
young people’s lives; we looked at what support and resources we
would need - the trunk; and lastly the branches which represented
what we would do and how we would achieve the aims and
Advisory Group Meeting
We had new members to the Advisory Group joining us for
this meeting and we looked at new priority ideas which will be put
out to the wider membership to vote on.
What else have Young NCB members been up to earlier in
Five Young NCB members travelled to London during the Easter
holidays to find out all about a new campaign that NCB is
supporting - The Energy Bill Revolution (see more info here).
They also learnt how to become Media ambassadors for the
campiagn, how to speak to journalists and had the chance to
put their new skills into practise on camera!
You can sign the petition to help end fuel poverty at www.energybillrevolution.org and have
a look at a video of the fabulous five talking about the
NCB's YouTube channel
Grace and Lily went to meet the Transport Minister Norman Baker
to launch a new set of transport guides alongside fellow
campaigners from the British Youth Council. To find out more about
this please visit the news page here
The guides can be downloaded from:
Some Young NCB members attended an NHS consultation event which
was run by Young NCB and the Voluntary Sector Support Programme at
NCB. The young people who attended started developing ideas
for new health applications for mobile phones, websites and
resources designed by young people, for young people.
Aneela, Hamza and Grace are members
who represent Young NCB members on the Board of Trustees.
They came to some training at NCB in the February half term to
look at what is discussed at the Board meeting, what the
responsibility and purpose of the Board is, what
skills the Board representatives want to develop and what
their role on the Board is.
Justin Tomlinson, Member of Parliament
for North Swindon, met with Young NCB members Aneela and
Saaria to talk about our viral
video and see what he might be able to do to help promote our
video to challenge the media representation of children and young
people in their local area.
Money Savvy Group had their second meeting in
Birmingham in January 2012 where they were looking at developing
the toolkit for campaigning for quality personal finance
Shivani, Jamie, Kiran, Bilaal, Ishwar, Rakhee, Maryiam and
Rishika were all feeling creative and came up with front cover
If you want to find out more about the Get
Money Savvy project please visit the projects and reports page
of the website here.
Keep checking back on the Gallery pages as we will add more
pictures as the year goes on. If you have pictures of events or
activities that you have taken part in that you would like to be
added please email email@example.com