St Helens

Hello everyone, it is Ella back with another blog.  The last blog was about what having a TA (Teaching Assistant) means to me and what having a TA meant to me when I was in school.  Today’s blog is going to be about travelling to St Helens to deliver a conference about making participation work in St Helens and it was delivered to a group of professionals and young people in St Helens town hall.  So, let’s get started.  I hope you enjoy today’s blog. 

So, on Tuesday 18th September 2018, I travelled to Haydock to stay in a hotel so that I could meet the training team from Hull.  I like staying in a hotel because being in a hotel helps me to be ready for the next day because it allows me to get everything organized and ready for the conference.  The Hull team were so lovely, kind and I cannot wait until I meet them again soon. 

On Wednesday 19th September 2018, we first had a run through the presentation to make sure everyone knew their part and then we set off to St Helens to deliver the presentation to the professionals then the young people after the break.  The young people only attended the conference at the end of the day after the break because we didn’t want them to get bored and so not want to come to another conference again because they are so bored.  The town hall was lovely, and the walls had some good art on them that meant the walls were all bright and colourful to make the town hall a much more relaxed and welcoming place for everyone who are wanting to go into the town hall. 

The presentation was about making participation work for St Helens but as a second stage because KIDS had already visited St Helens, so they already gave the information once and the next time was about trying to make sure young people were included in the participation and conference about participation, so this one was about trying to make sure young people are involved in the process. 

Since the conference, I have had some good feedback about the section that I had given to them to say that I was lovely. 

I cannot wait to deliver the next conference with KIDS and the Hull team because I really enjoyed it and the Hull team were lovely. 

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