Wharfedale German Circle
Wharfedale German Circle approached the Parish Council for £100 to train its members to use the new website that they have just had developed. The Parish Council was pleased to approve the award.
Unique is a a self esteem and confidence course for young people in our community. This course has been running in Burley Woodhead school for 3 years and has also been delivered very successfully in an intense block after SATS in Burley Oaks.
work with boys and girls from years 5 and 6, and meet with them weekly to encourage
them to talk about issues of Identity, Self esteem and confidence, dreams and ambitions,
image, friendship, family etc. Rather
than offering any teaching, the leaders facilitate group discussion using a
range of resources that are fun and engaging. Children gain ability to discuss who they are, and accept differences in each other. They also learn how to listen well, encourage others and be non judgemental. Staff, parents and pupils have praised the course at Burley Woodhead school. The plan is to remain in this school offering this course on a rolling basis as it has been so successful.
The course is written in two different ways to be age appropriate for delivery to both primary and secondary aged children. The long-term aim is to deliver the course much more widely within our community to respond to the ever growing issues in mental health that we can see our young people struggling with. The course could be run within our community youth group, or at the GP’s surgery or offer more sessions within schools. Unique have had interest from Ilkley Grammar School but have not been able to provide a course there due to lack of facilitators. The Parish Council was delighted to be able to contribute £500 towards training costs in order to expand the number of course facilitators which will enable the course to be expanded to more schools/locations.