The Quarterly Village Publication produced by Barrow upon Soar Community Association

Young Barrow

Leicestershire Education
Business Company (LEBC) -
Mentoring Project - Connexions

The LEBC, over the past five years, has worked successfully with Humphrey Perkins High School to provide support, encouragement, motivation, etc to students through their mentoring scheme.With the added support of Connexions this year, we would like to increase the number of mentors on the scheme and are looking to recruit more volunteers from the community and business. Full training is provided, free of charge, and every mentor is CRB checked.

If you can you spare an hour a fortnight/month to mentor a student and feel you have the right skills (ie communication/listening/sensitivity, etc), please contact Angela Taylor at Humphrey Perkins School (412385) for more details.

"Mentoring of individuals and groups has proved successful in inspiring and motivating young people" (White paper 'Excellence in Schools' July 1997).


Barrow Youth Work
to be Re-started

As we reported in the September edition of Barrow Voice, there are moves afoot to get youth work re-established in Barrow.
We hope that, by the time you read this, there will be two newly-appointed Youth Workers doing street-based youth work on Tuesdays between 7.00 and 9.00pm. Posters will advertise where to meet.The first priority is to find out what our young people would like to do in a programme of weekly meetings. One thing that may be on the cards is to form a steel band.The group may be looking for occasional indoor venues.

Barrow Voice Team would like to extend best wishes for the new venture.