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”Tabula Rasa” is an amazing new youth led project based in South Norwood for young people aged 11-19. They are currently looking for volunteers to help run the project and need young people to take part in the workshops.

Want to be part of the ‘Tabula Rasa’ team?

The whole team that runs and supports the project are between the ages of 22-24. So the project is run by young people for young people! This means young people will always have a say on how to improve the project. They aim to give young people a chance to learn new skills and encourage them to use their skills to find work and higher education courses.

Or if you are aged 11-19, you can join the workshops?

All the details are in the flyer below:

Also, there are one-to-one support sessions (advice and guidance), anonymous text messaging support service, homework workshops, career advice and support/ C.V writing and mentoring.


If interested, contact via email: or tel: 0771 724 6444
Check out what the Cross Borough Youth Forum have been up to!
Read below
On Saturday 4th June, three Xpress workers travelled to a variety of different palaces across the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth
as a part of the Cross Borough Forum.
Our aim was to interview young people and get their views about postcode boundaries, drawing on their own personal experiences and the experiences of those that they know.

We filmed people on the streets, in local parks, at bus stops and on buses. This filming session had a positive outcome, as we were able to interview 10 male/female young people who lived in or hung around the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. It was interesting to see how similar some of the responses were between the young people, whereas others had totally opposite views.
An observation we made was that males and females definitely had very different experiences in relation to postcode boundaries. The females we interviewed expressed less of a concern on a personal basis and said they were not directly affected by this while all the young males interview said the opposite.
From the research gathered we are able to draw some interesting comparisons and conclusions. We’ll be carrying on with our Vox Pop filming in Bromley and Croydon so look out for us and follow our twits!/CroydonXpress
Written by Xpress Young Workers Kadeem and Simone

Know someone with a knife?

Text Crimestoppers 88551

Texts should include four pieces of information about those carrying knives:

  1. Name and/or Nickname
  2. School
  3. Year
  4. Postcode/Area

Texts are charged at standard network rates. Remember to delete the text from your sent box.

In a bid to help fight knife crime, the charity Crimestoppers is encouraging young people to pass on information about who is carrying knives in their schools, by sending a simple text message to a dedicated anonymous hotline.

Crimestoppers piloted the texting service in London. The pilot, held from August 2008 to April 2009, was hailed a success by both police and young people. The number of pieces of actionable information relating to knife crime received in London trebled from August 2008-March 2009. The service is now being rolled out nationally.

The text messages are routed through special software, developed by mBlox, the world’s largest mobile transaction network, and Anderson Software, applications specialist for law enforcement, to ensure they remain anonymous when passed onto the police. Crimestoppers cannot trace the mobile number or any other details about the text message sender.

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We’ve stumbled across this great website for those wanting to pursue a career in architecture!

Check it out!

Click on the link:

Resync your life!

Posted: 19/04/2011 by emkrobertson in Opportunities, Sources of Advice
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