On 4th April there was a youth conference held in Abercwmboi Rugby Club which half of Tonyrefail youth forum attended. Why half? Well, most of the senior members were unable to get time off from college and other placements, and others were unfortunately ill. The senior members attended last year, so this also gave others a chance to participate.
Six members of Tonyrefail youth forum attended, including four new members and they had a great day on the climbing wall, wood burning, and participating in workshops such as UNCRC and having a view on sexual health provision in the area where they live. They learned about the YIT and about the youth mayor, and they voted for the post of deputy youth mayer of RCT from three very good candidates.
At the end of an exhausting but information packed day, the members asked if they could attend next year and they cannot wait to start work in Tonyrefail and make a difference for young people.
This conference really had an impact on the young people, and they made Tonyrefail proud of them. Well done to Tom for winning the Easter Egg in the raffle, and their wood burning was fantastic.