The Council funded the thirteenth consecutive Eastleigh Youth Conference held at Eastleigh College this November.
Four schools and colleges from across the Borough, totalling 40 young people and teachers, gathered at Eastleigh College to take part in workshops centred around the theme of wellbeing.
Coordinated by Stacey Miller Consultancy, groups such as Youth Options, Solent Youth Action and Solent Sexual Health Services held workshops exploring coping strategies, nutrition and mood, and relationships. SoCo Music also held a beatbox masterclass, inspiring pupils to perform their own beatbox piece to close the event.
Pupils pledged a three-point action plan to share the knowledge, learned at the Youth Conference, with their peers back at their respective schools and colleges.
Jessica Munday, Learning Hub and Voice Team Leader at Eastleigh College, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the thirteenth Eastleigh Youth Conference on our campus and excited to see how this year’s programme can help and inspire students from all ages across the Eastleigh community’s education spectrum. Thank you to Eastleigh Borough Council for funding the event and for everyone who has given their time in contributing to the programme this year.”
Stacey Miller, Director of Stacey Miller Consultancy, said: I’ve coordinated all of the thirteen Eastleigh Youth Conference for the Borough Council and long may it continue! The event is a fantastic opportunity for local schools to work together and share good practice in prioritising wellbeing for their students.''
Cabinet Member for Heath and Wellbeing, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “We're proud to support this key event in the Borough for schools and colleges. It provides a safe and open forum for young people to discuss some difficult and important issues and ensure they can be heard. Thank you to everyone that again made this successful day possible.”
The following secondary schools and colleges were represented from across the Borough: