Young people 'Takeover' for the day

Published Monday, 17th November 2014

Young people will be given the chance to work with adults at businesses and organisations across Worcestershire on national Takeover Day.

 

The event takes place on Friday, November 21 and is led by the Children's Commissioner of England.

 

Worcestershire County Council will again be taking part and is encouraging other companies and groups to join in.

 

Cllr Liz Eyre, Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: "This was an amazing event last year and we hope this year's will be even better. Young people can learn a lot from being in the workplace, but adults can also learn so much from having younger people there to give valuable insights and a different perspective on workplace procedures."

 

Kirsty Fraser, Youth Voice Development Worker at the council, added: "Takeover Day is a great opportunity for young people and we are really pleased that so many people get involved. Organisations benefit too by improving their links with the local community and the event can be adapted to fit in with their needs."

 

Locally, the event is co-ordinated by the council and Worcestershire Youth Cabinet. One of the aims of the day is to help break down barriers between generations.

 

Takeover Day 2013 was a great success in Worcestershire with more than 250 children and young people doing a variety of jobs across the county.

 

For more information please visit www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/takeover_day or contact Kirsty Fraser on 01905 775773.