The doors opened at the University of Glamorgan at 10am to host the event ‘It’s all about YOUth’. Schools, Youth Clubs and Councillors from across Rhondda Cynon Taf were invited to attend the event which was organised to promote the services provided to young people.
The event was to showcase the opportunities available from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and partner organisations. From Housing advice, Police and Fire services to our youth website WICID being launched. The day was truly WICID!
As a member of the WICID Editorial team I was fortunate to be able to have a quick chat with the Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Lifelong learning Cllr Eudine Hanigan and Welsh Liberal Democrat Cllr Mike Powell.
I began by asking Cllr Hanigan about the website, “the website is a fantastic opportunity for the young people of RCT, I think it is going to be a great success, by using the WICID website they can access the services they want and I myself will be visiting the website to see what our young people have to say.”
Cllr Powell “an event like this should have been done a long time ago and it is a great day for the young people of RCT to find out what is on offer for them, the WICID website is a great website and I’m sure it will be a hit with the young people”
After the Councilors had their say we went and found out what the young people had to say about WICID and the event.
Rhys Bowen Jones, 17 said “the WICID website is great and I am going to use the website to write my reviews” Charlie Anne, 13, “I heard about the website today and will definitely use it for information about events that are going on In RCT”
I would like to say thank you to those young people who came for interviews, you were WICID and I hope that you will write for us on stories that matter to you!
The day was eventful and a great experience. I hope that the website will be a success and you the Youth will write your stories on what matters to you; whether it’s a review of a gig to an awesome book that you find is a must-read.
“It’s all about YOUth” was just one day but I hope that the inspiration behind it will continue!
Remember, if you want to write about something then send it to us, because we are WICID!
by Hannah Griffiths