Last month myself and eight other young people from Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) took part in a four-day residential at Margam Discovery Centre, Margam Park, in Swansea.
The focus of the week was for us to take part in CLIConline‘s I-Spect Training in Social Media.
I-Spect is the national team of young inspectors who undertake assessment of youth information for youth services.
Once trained we will be a team who will be invited in to assess local youth information; Youth Inspectors are an integral part of the process of awarding the youth provider with the Welsh Government’s I-Spect Kite Mark.
We learned about online and offline youth information and how to assess it against the national quality standards for youth information. Through lots of fun role-play and activities and hard work, we have learned about the skills needed to be an assessor, such as listening skills, questioning styles, feedback techniques, teamwork and professionalism.
One of our activities was about constructive criticism and positive feedback by doing a Britain’s Got Talent where RCT youth workers competed to go through to the next round. CLIC I-Spect trainers, Sarah and Rachel, were amazed at the singing and dancing that went on! Some of the renditions of songs we heard were: ‘Oh! Carol‘, ‘Jolene‘ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody‘ but ‘Oh! Carol’ in was in the final!
The team worked very hard over the 4 days and are looking forward to inspecting the RCT Services For Young People in the near future.