Girvan Youth Trust

Changing Lives

Award Winners!

Last night, the team who organise and deliver Music on the Prom and our Summer Kids Entertainment Programme attended the West FM Cream of Ayrshire Awards as a finalist in the ‘Contribution to the Community’ Category. And guess what….THEY WON!

The team would like to thank the programme sponsors, those who voted for us and of course, those who support the Music on the Prom and Kids Entertainment Programme.

As Bill says, “This wasn’t just for Girvan Youth Trust, this was for Girvan”.


A.M.P.

A.M.P. our new art and music project will be starting on Monday 1st October in the Z1 Youth Bar, 6.30-8.30 pm. Why not come along and try a new musical instrument, singing lessons, open mic nights, djing, sound and light tuition, art and much more! Our non-alcoholic bar will be open too! There are plenty of volunteering opportunities to try out to, hope to see you all there and best of all its FREE!!


Cream of Ayrshire Awards

Music on the Prom and our Summer Kids Entertainment Programme have been nominated for a Cream of Ayrshire Award.  Public voting has taken place over the weekend and the Music on the Prom team will be attending the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 4th October.


Music on the Prom

Sunday saw the ‘Spectacular Season Finale’ of this year’s Music on the Prom 11 week programme.  

We kicked off the season with ‘Scotland Rocks’ back in June and our ‘Finale’ saw us finish with BOTH ‘Men of Motown’ and ‘Simply Rod’ a Tribute by James Frew. 


PB Team Residential

Heather, Davy and the Youth Participatory Budgeting Team went on a Team Building Residential to Outward Bound Trust’s Loch Eil Centre.

Aaron gave us a few sentences about their three days away; “The time away with the PB group to a few days of team building at Loch Eil with Outward Bound was fantastic, the things you learned about yourself was interesting and it was great to be able to show your true colours! I would highly recommend Outward Bound courses because the things you learn see and do is one life time opportunity and you won’t get a better chance.”


Project SEARCH Update

Interns are now coming to the end of their second rotations and are continuing to learn and develop new skills in their respective departments.

Intern Euan Bryce, has spent his second rotation with the ranger team and says “Project Search has helped my confidence grow in work related situations”. As well as continuing to work hard in their placements students are now focussing on job searching and looking for employment.

Intern Gabby secured her first ever job interview this week and stated “I would have got through my interview without the Project Search staffs help”. Fingers crossed we hear good news next week!

We have one week left before our summer holidays and have workshops on Online Safety and Stress Management as well starting on our new promotional video which will be used for our graduation, held on Friday 28th September.