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Big Challenges for Lewisham Youth Teams

Young people from the borough’s youth groups battled it out on Sunday to gain top prize in Lewisham’s 2015 YOU Challenge. On a crisp autumn Sunday morning (1 November) over seventy representatives and their volunteer adult leaders gathered at St Dunstan’s School sports ground for a series of challenges, tests and tasks. The challenges included


London Fire Cadets aim to become Leaders of the Future … thanks to YOU London and CVQO

Paulina Chojecka and Christine Sandford, both of London Fire Brigade Cadets, have been learning how to become leaders of the future at a week-long Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) course run by vocational education charity CVQO. During the course, hosted by training specialists Outposts, the cadets completed a series of command tasks, including trebuchet


Wanstead and Woodford Air Cadets scoop prize Trophy

Wanstead and Wooodford Air Cadets from 241 Squadron Air Training Corps have, for the second year running,  won the coveted Elworthy Trophy, the country’s only tri-service cadet military skills competition (17 October). Nigel Baldwin Whitehead Prime Warden of the Blacksmiths Livery Company sponsors of the competition presented the Elworthy Trophy to the winning team. The ‘Runners


YOU Pledge signed by HM Lord Lieutenant of Greater London

On 8th October 2015, in Fulham House at the GL RFCA Annual General Meeting, HM Lord Lieutenant of Greater London Kenneth Olisa OBE signed and presented the YOU London pledge to Dominic Cotton of Step Up to Serve. The charity Step Up to Serve is governed by an independent board and has cross-party support. It


Police Cadets Celebrate Landmark with Trafalgar Square Parade

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson joined thousands of volunteer police cadets to celebrate a record number of youngsters getting involved with the scheme. The Mayor and Commissioner praised the increasingly important role of young police volunteers in the capital, as the number of 10-19 year old Volunteer Police Cadets

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