Category Archives: Young people


Children’s push scooters are a popular form of wheeled transport. Our grand children like to use them to go to and from school. Older children have discovered that they can be a source of excitement, doing some tricks, including on … Continue reading

Posted in Sports, Young people

Debating Contest

The English Speaking Union hosts The Schools Mace contest which is the oldest national debating competition in the UK. It has been running since 1957, encouraging the discussion of controversial topics and current affairs. The Mace is an exciting and … Continue reading

Posted in Schools, Young people

Children in Need: Cambridge Day Nursery

Cambridge Day Nursery is situated on Milton Road in West Chesterton ward. Over the weekend they have joined forces with the staff of the Grafton Centre to raise funds for Children in Need. The aim was to have four people … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Fundraising, Young people

ChYPPS Party for Candidate Shadow Mayors

ChYPPS, the Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service, organised the competition for the Shadow Mayors. As a way of saying thank you to all the children and young people who applied they organised a party at Brown’s Field Community … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Communities, Dance, Young people

Me and my Shadow Mayors

Jack Webster and Josh Eanor are spending the day with me as Shadow Mayors. Jack is 11 years old and goes to Coleridge School; Josh is 9 and goes to Kings Hedges School. I chose them out of more than … Continue reading

Posted in Civic Event, Young people

Cambridge Youth Opera: Dido and Aeneas

One of the themes of my mayoral year is to highlight opportunities for young people to be active participants in the arts. So I was thrilled to hear earlier in the year that there were moves to organise a youth … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Music, Young people

Ridgefield School Council

I have just had a delightful visit from a very lively group of children from Ridgefield School, accompanied by Mrs Morten their Headteacher and Ms Webb a member of the support staff with responsibility for the School Council. They were … Continue reading

Posted in Schools, Visitors, Young people

Choosing my Shadows

One of the toughest aspects of this Mayoring thing is having to judge contests. On this occasion there were well over 100 entries from young people who wanted to be a Shadow Mayor for the day. The day in question … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Young people

Music Therapy in Schools

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I attended the launch at the Castle School, Courtney Way in West Chesterton of the book Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington, and Amelia Oldfield (Authors … Continue reading


Romsey Garden Club

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Romsey Garden Club may not have a long history but it is evidently thriving and giving a lot of pleasure and fun to its members. It was really good to see so many young families involved — assisted in part … Continue reading