The COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS IS ON!! 🤩🎅
We have been feeling super festive at Youth Inspired and there are lot's of fun festivities taking place...🎄
Last Friday we had a ginger-bread people competition. Clients paired up and worked together to create their own versions of ginger-bread boys and girls. Yummy! 👩🍳🧑🍳
This week the students on our Education Program enjoyed a fabulous Christmas lunch at the Pilgrims Rest and coming up, our fabulous clients will be having a Christmas "bring and share", enterprise sale, with a tombola, karoke and a disco!🕺🍗🍨
Stay tuned for more pics of the festivities..🌟✨
Have YOU visited our GALLERY as yet? 📸
You can find photos of our centre, events and our programmes 💛💚
Here's what you can find 👇
Aspire to Achieve 🏫
Art Inspired 🎨
Summer Inspired ☀️
Holiday Inspired ⛱️🎃🍳
And so much more!
Look out for the Christmas tree competition we've been working on soon... 🎄👀
⭐️STAR OF THE MONTH for NOVEMBER⭐️
💚We are starting to feel very festive at Youth Inspired, and what better way to start "bringing the cheer" than to CELEBRATE our STAR OF THE MONTH ...
🥰We believe in always trying to inspire one another to be our best, and believe we can grow and develop in any way we want.
So without further ado... congratulations EWAN! 👏
This month Ewan has been showing his true colours as a helpful and well-motivated new student. He has been able to demonstrate that he has settled extremely well into his new routines, and he attempts every task with his best efforts.
He is friendly and considerate to both staff and students every day. 💁♂️👌
Ewan has been particularly successful in welcoming visitors this month, and has talked confidently with them, explaining about Youth Inspired. We have been really impressed with his confidence and communication skills! 🗣💯
Well done! 😁
We’re incredibly proud of ALL of our students and clients and what they achieve!💚💛
Is it coming home? 🦁🦁🦁
At Youth Inspired, we have had a World Cup Football draw and all students have picked a team out of the hat! The student with the winning team will receive a prize. 🌎🎁⚽️🏆
We will be staying tuned with all the football matches over the coming weeks and cheering on our teams (and England of course). We are all looking forward to this as we have a lot of keen football fans! 😄
Are you watching the World Cup? 💚💛
⭐️✨SHOUT OUT TIME ✨⭐️
🚶♂️🚶♀️Last week, our wonderful Inspired clients took part in a sponsored walk for Children in Need. 💛🐻
Together they raised a FANTASTIC £300.91!! 👏👏🙀
We are so proud of them! What a brilliant achievement to raise money (and awareness) of such a great cause.
Thank you for everyone's efforts and HUGE WELL DONE! 🥰
You can view all the photos captured of the event on our website's GALLERY 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/children-in-need-day-2022/
💚💛 Client Shoutout 💚💛
One of our fabulous students, Jamie, created and presented a wonderful presentation on why Remembrance Sunday is so important. 👨💻🌺
We are super proud of Jamie, who stood up in front of the students (and staff) and read it out. This was a real achievement for him. 👏💪
Here are a couple of the slides...
Well done! 😁
Do you want to find out what we've been working on in the past couple of terms at Youth Inspired?
We've been working on several different activities which have included:
⭐️ Bedford's Got Talent
🫕 Ready Steady Cook
🏴🏴🏴Fun with Flags Day
Whilst, also concentrating on our embedded curriculum looking at Maths, English and ICT.
View the photos here 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/baseline-planning/
💚"Laughter is brightest where food is best!" 💚
Here are some fabulous pics of the clients on Inspired preparing and cooking delicious jacket potatoes as part of their work experience day. 👩🍳👨🍳😋
😄The orders come from both our clients, students and the staff at Youth Inspired. It was a super busy (but super fun) day for all of the students involved, and they worked hard serving in the cafe.
The jacket potatoes tasted as good as they looked!👌
✨"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." ✨
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Youth Inspired clients have returned after the half-term break, and our Aspire to Achieve students have now started their qualifications. 😁🤝
Workshops will continue to run on a Thursday, where we really enjoy learning new skills and sharing new experiences together.
AND (as you can see from the 📸's below) our fabulous students have started back at the gym.💪
Good luck everyone! 💚💛
✨STAR OF THE MONTH ✨
💛At Youth Inspired we believe in always trying to inspire one another to be our best, and believe we can grow and develop in any way we want. 🥰
October's ⭐️STAR OF THE MONTH ⭐️ is Rhianne 👏.
Rhianne has created some beautiful works recently, including a wonderful painted tribute to the Queen, and a drawing inspired by french folk art. 👩🎨
Rhianne has also shown great growth as an individual, by interacting and conversing more with other peers; and is always a great addition to the class. 🥰
Well done! 👏💚
We’re incredibly proud of ALL of our students and clients and what they achieve!
That's a wrap! 🥰
We had the BEST time on Holiday Inspired!💛💚
Making scary masks.👺
Pumpkin carving competition. Shout out to "Mr Bob" , "Puking Bat Face", "IT" and "Scary Jack" 🎃
Making pumpkin soup for a group delicious meal. 🧑🍳
Autumn walk to the park with a fun game of football. 🍁⚽️
Halloween quiz. 👻
Well done everyone for taking part. Here are a selection of pics for you to enjoy! Can you spot yourself? 😃📸
View all the photos here 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/holiday-inspired-2022/
Here are some more photos from our October Holiday Inspired 👇📸
👫The Youth Inspired team and clients enjoyed a trip into town, browsing around the shops. There were lots of creepy Halloween decorations around, making the Harper Centre super spooky!👻
Our tradition of Chippy Tuesday was also back this week 🍟, we all enjoyed our chips from Denmark Street.
We finished the day with a Halloween movie, with some of us were hiding at the scary bits. 👀🙈
We had a FABULOUS TIME! 💛💚
🤝👥 As part of our Aspire To Achieve programme, each Thursday we run a workshop.
💛Our clients really enjoy learning new skills and sharing new experiences together. And they are doing brilliantly!💚
📸Here are some photos from our Yoga and Tai Chi workshops. 🙆♂️💁🧎♀️
If you would like to learn more about our Aspire To Achieve programme, please visit our website here: https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/aspire-to-achieve/
✨This week our HOLIDAY INSPIRED clients have been enjoying lots of fun and creative activities around a Halloween theme! ✨
🎃Check out some of the wonderful Halloween crafts our talented clients have created...🎃
🧑🎤🧙♀️🤩TONIGHT there will be a Halloween Karoke Disco in the Cafe, with scary (but tasty) refreshments our Enterprise clients have made to sell!
🧡🍁🎃👻 HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! 🧡🍁🎃👻
✨This week at Youth Inspired we are running our HOLIDAY INSPIRED programme (like our Summer Inspired but for half-term)! ✨
We have a fab week of fun and activities planned, themed around Halloween! 🎃👻
✅ Autumn walks
✅ Pumpkin picking and carving
✅ Costumes and mask making
✅ Trip to the Cinema
🧑🎤🧙♀️🍹Finished off with mock-tail making, a spooky halloween meal and of course...halloween karaoke!
🎶What spooky song would you choose? 🤩
The last day before the Autumn Half Term.
We’ve been really busy since we’ve returned in September. Having a number of activities such as Bedford's Got Talent, Ready Steady Cook, Sports Day and Self Portraits. ✨🍳🏅🎨
You can find all of the latest photos from our term here: 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/baseline-planning/
P.S - Don't forget Holiday Inspired starts next week! Who's joining us? 💙
We are very proud of what our learners achieve. 😃
Seeing learners when they first join us, compared to when they leave, is a remarkable process. They work hard to overcome the difficulties they have faced, to learn, grow and achieve their goals. 🤝👏
At Youth Inspired we offer courses for both young people and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities, autism or mental health conditions.
But don’t just take our word for the impact Youth Inspired has on learners; see what they have to say about their time with us, and how it has impacted their lives. 👇
You can read the story (and others) in full on our website, here: https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/what-learners-say/
✨STAR OF THE MONTH IS BACK ✨
We started our ‘Star of the Month’ feature in March of last term. The idea was to champion individuals achievements and share their amazing progress with friends and family on social media. 💛💚
At Youth Inspired we believe in always trying to inspire one another to be our best, and believe we can grow and develop in any way we want. 🥰
September's ⭐️STAR OF THE MONTH ⭐️ is LORCAN, from our Aspire to Achieve Programme.
Lorcan has returned back to college with a really positive and enthusiastic attitude to his learning. Together with this, Lorcan has been very welcoming and sociable with all of the students at Youth Inspired; inspiring us all. Well done Lorcs! 👏💚💛
We’re incredibly proud of ALL of our students and clients and what they achieve; truth is they are all stars! ⭐
DID YOU KNOW⁉️
✨At Youth Inspired we have combined our two previous programmes – Improving Choices and Pathways, to create our new course: Aspire to Achieve.
Aspire to Achieve represents a bespoke provision for young people between the ages of 16-25 and offers an alternative to mainstream college. 🧑💻
We are all different and learn in different ways. 💚💛
At Youth Inspired we take a holistic approach towards learning, actively monitoring the learners achievements and journey towards their goals.
The Aspire to Achieve course is carefully structured to meet the needs of our learners with moderate learning difficulties, and also those with severe learning difficulties. Each learner is assessed to determine their personal starting point, with a programme then designed to meet individual needs and goals.
WE BELIEVE IN YOU. 🤝😄
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/aspire-to-achieve/
Find out what our students have been doing as part of our Baseline Planning during the first four weeks at Youth Inspired! 📸
We've offered a number of activities from:
✨ Bedford's Got Talent
🍳 Ready Steady Cook
🏅 Sports Day
🎨 Self Portraits
And so much more!!
Baseline Planning is a time for the Education Team to make observations through a range of fun and educational activities.
View the photos here 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/baseline-planning/
✨Enterprise Inspired Update
🌳Our super-talented clients previously created “Trees of Hope” artwork; which helped raise money for Youth Inspired. They were then asked to do commissions of more of the Trees!
Excellent progress has been made with these orders! We are really proud of our clients and of this work. 💛💚
As you may be able to tell from the photos, we are working on a set of 4 trees. One for each season; spring, summer, autumn and winter. 🌸🌞🍂❄️
✨Do you remember our AMAZING CHARITY GOLF DAY with SS Philip and James Golf Society where we raised money for Youth Inspired, which we planned to use for great causes? 💚
🥰Youth Inspired did lots of different things on the day, from selling raffle tickets, serving refreshments, being witnesses on the 16th hole for the hole-in-one competition and also selling their Enterprise items.
🌳Our 'Trees of Hope' sold for an incredible £250, and we have now been asked to do commissions of more of the Trees! ☺️
👩🍳👨🍳Well, we are now enjoying the efforts of that wonderful day. Below you will see our KITCHEN and CAFE that have undergone a refurb with the money raised. They are now both great spaces for our clients for our clients to learn, grow and thrive. 👇
‼️Active Inspired Update
💛💚Our amazing Active Inspired team and clients have been super busy this week. We have been out in the fresh air planting an array of herbs. Our clients really enjoyed trying to identify the different herbs through their scent.
👃It’s much harder than you think, but a wonderful experience for the senses!
👩🍳👨🍳Once grown, we will use the herbs we have grown in our cooking sessions.
👉If you would like to find out more about LEARNING WITH US, visit here: https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/courses/
Last week one of our clients painted this wonderful artwork of herself and the late Queen Elizabeth II. 🌹
It's amazing! We thought we'd love to share it with you all. ❤
Great work Rihanne! 👏
Last Friday, our clients visited The Embankment, Bedford. To lay flowers in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 🌹
You can view all of the photos of the tribute on our website: 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/floral-tribute-gallery/
Rest In Power, Your Majesty. 🌹
Monday 19th September Youth Inspired will be closed.
We will reopen as usual on Tuesday 20th and look forward to seeing you all. 💚💛
First week back at Youth Inspired and it's been busy.
Active Inspired have been busy getting the allotment ready for next year. We dug the plot over and harvested the remaining vegetables including a large bag of carrots; which was used in our carrot cake recipe! 🥕
Our Enterprise group have also been working really hard painting and redecorating the art room. 🎨 They have all been rewarded with a slice of our homemade carrot cake. 🍰😋
This term we are focusing on making our popular framed Bead Tree Artwork and creating a range of Christmas crafts for the Christmas Catalogue next term. 🎄
Stay tuned for photos & more details soon! 📷
It’s the first week back for Inspired and it’s been a busy one. 👀
Look out over the next few days to see what we’ve been doing. 😁
If you or someone you know would like to learn with us, you can find out more about us here: https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/courses/
We love this quote, and we can't wait to have more success stories this year! ❤️
You can see what our learners have to say about their time with us, and how it has impacted their lives, by clicking the link below 👇
See you on Monday! 👋
‼️AUTUMN TERM STARTS NEXT WEEK‼️
We hope you all had a great summer, it’s been a hot one. 😎🌞
We’re super excited to welcome you all back.
Term Dates for Inspired - 5th September
Term Dates for Aspire to Achieve - 12th September
To check the full term dates visit our website 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk
Happy Friday! 💛💚
If you have followed our updates, you’ll note that we were going to select a ‘Star of Summer Inspired’; much like our ‘Star of the month’. ⭐️
🤩We are delighted to say that we have selected Laura to be our star (even though all our clients are stars, really). But a special mention goes out to Laura, who has been the most caring and supportive client during the programme.
🥰Laura ensured that everyone was involved and nobody felt left out or on the sidelines. Laura was fun and creative, and liked to have a chat with everyone!
Congratulations Laura! 🥳
Also, a BIG thank you to all the Youth Inspired Staff Team. Summer Inspired has been such great fun!
Day 4 and 5 on our Summer Inspired program…☀️
Day 4 saw the students compete in the “egg drop challenge” 😅 Well done to everyone who took part, we cracked a lot of smiles (thankfully not eggs)! 💪🥚
Friday was then all about Art in the Park! We ventured down to the embankment to get creative and make beautiful artworks, in the shade! 👩🎨🧑🎨
A great day was had by all! 💛💚
Another day on our Summer Inspired program. 💛💚
The Youth Inspired family ventured out for a delicious brunch at Wetherspoons, followed by a relaxing afternoon watching a movie in the Inspired Cinema room! 🥓🍳🍿🎬
Summer Inspired runs for 2 weeks, where clients enjoy plenty of activities such as:
✅Arts and crafts
✅Sports & playing games
✅Going out in the community for lunch
✅Local visits to art galleries and other events
✅Outings to the cinema, garden centres and cafés
👀Stay tuned for more updates, and remember, you can view all our photos on our gallery 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/summer-inspired-2022/
Welcome to our first day of Summer Inspired! 😎🌻
As you can see, we are all super happy to be here and enjoying the beautiful weather, too! 🌞
We’ve been getting creative, creating our own Mascots! 🐲🐿🐾
Clients and staff broke up into four teams and each team were challenged to make a Mascot and think of a team name. They were then judged and awarded points. 👌🏼🤝
Well done to everyone for their brilliant ideas and designs! 💛💚
Throughout the two weeks of Summer Inspired there will be other challenges where points can be earner. At the end there will be an overall winning team crowned.⏳🥇
To find more pics of our first day, you can view our gallery 👉 https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/summer-inspired-2022/
Photos from Anne-Marie Abbate / Artist's post
Have you visited the gallery on our website? You’ll find all of our recent events and days out. 📸
You can view our gallery on our website here: 👉https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/gallery/
Look out for some Summer Inspired photos coming real soon! 👀
☀️SUMMER INSPIRED STARTS NEXT WEEK☀️
We're excited! Are you excited? 🤩
You can look forward to plenty of activites such as:
✅ Arts and crafts
✅ Creative enterprise
✅ Sports & playing games
✅ Going out in the community for lunch
✅ Local visits to art galleries and other events
✅ Outings to the cinema, garden centres and cafés
When is it happening?
📅 Week 1 – 8th - 12th August 2022
📅 Week 2 – 15th - 19th August 2022
⏰ Time: 9am – 3pm
If you need further information on the course, you can visit our website: https://www.youthinspired.org.uk/inspired/