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News:Latest Blog from Solar Learning17th September 2011READ MORE
Getting young people ON the streets- read the latest Blog from Solar Learning
NEWS: Urban Games 2011 wins public vote for volunteering work from Orange RockCorps15th September 2011READ MORE
Urban Games & Hip Hop project has won recognition from Orange RockCorps for its work with volunteers. The project has been featured on the Orange RockCorps website for a week from September 6th as the outstanding Music & Arts project nationally and was voted by the public the volunteering project that best deserved support.
EVENT: Urban Games 2011 pulls in huge crowds to Whitley Bay15th August 2011READ MORE
The 2011 Urban Games was a huge triumph and The Urban Games & Hip Hop is well and truly on the map, as the biggest event of its kind in the North of England. It was a truly amazing event and I think it has very firmly established it on the map as one of the region’s most spectacular and innovative events.
Olympic Spirit shown by Urban Games 2011 Skateboard Gold Medallist15th August 2011READ MORE
A powerful story from this weekends Urban Games is a wonderful example of the Olympic ideals and spirit shown by Tom Branighan the young skater who won the gold medal in the skateboard competition.
CASE STUDY: The Urban Games Youth Steering Group8th August 2011READ MORE
Over the past year and a half we have worked with a group of around 25 young people that make up the youth steering group and leadership team for the Urban Games project. Aged from 13 up to 25 and comprising of young women and young men, this group has been integral to the designing and shaping of the programme including making key decision and planning the format of the big Games events.
CASE STUDY: The Youth Enterprise Hub (YEH)8th August 2011READ MORE
In March 2011 Solar Learning set up a Youth Enterprise Hub in Newcastle. This development in our work emerged as a result of the ongoing engagement and interest with young people in our programme delivery. We received the Business Development Fund grant from Newcastle City Council that enabled us to establish the Youth Enterprise Hub (YEH) at Westmorland Business Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.
CASE STUDY: CREATIVE & CULTURAL PROGRAMMES8th August 2011READ MORE
In the past year we have been able to progress the Urban Games & Hip Hop (UGHH) project considerably. It has had a positive impact upon the work of Solar Learning (Community Interest Company). We have been able to deliver an active and dynamic programme which has successfully engaged healthy numbers of young people in our work.
CASE STUDY: Meet Tee from our Youth Performance Team The Urban G's30th June 2011READ MORE
T is a member of the Urban Games & Hip Hop projects performance team and youth leadership team. She tells us about her involvement in the project.
PRO RIDERS TO COMPETE @ URBAN GAMES 201130th June 2011READ MORE
3Sixty Stunt Cycle Team to host pro competition at Urban Games 2011
CASE STUDY: YOUTH ENTERPRISE HUB6th May 2011READ MORE
In early 2011 Solar Learning set up our Youth Enterprise Hub this programme supports youth led enterprises and social enterprises enabling them to develop their ideas, build their skills and ultimately become enterprising and work ready.