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Youth events

Last Modified May 14, 2019

Each year we run a programme of events which aim to entertain, educate, inspire and raise the aspirations of our local youth.


Drug addiction and crime workshop

We work with inspriational speaker, Paul Hannaford, to provide hard-hitting workshops based on his own experiences of addiction and crime.

Health and Wellbeing Roadshow

Almost 300 students from Borehamwood's Yavneh College took part in a 'resilience' health and wellbeing roadshow.
The roadshow was run for Year 10 and 11 students in preparation for taking exams, aimed at helping them deal with the stresses that often go

Youth conference

 Voting in a mock referendumYouth Conference






Once a year, local pupils in years seven to 13 get involved in local democracy. The event covers a range of topical issues affecting young people in Hertsmere; gives them a chance to learn about how democracy works; and provides them with an opportunity to meet local councillors to discuss and give their opinions on local issues.



Choices is an event for young people in  years 8, 9 and 10, who could benefit from hearing messages about the choices they make and the consequences of those choices.   Workshops during the day include

  • A talk from an ex-prisoner
  • A talk from an ex-drug user
  • Cyberbullying
  • Fire safety – the consequences of fire play
  • Know Your Rights – Stop and Search


The day concludes with a theatre performance by ARC Theatre based on the topic of anti-social behaviour. It is an interactive play where the young people get to call time out during the play and shape what happens in the next scene.



If you are interested in participating or would like more information please contact the team on 020 8207 7801 or community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk

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