As a team we have recently been exploring new areas near Alexandra Palace. Over the course of three weeks we had some great conversations with different groups of young people.Read More
Apart from the obvious reference, who is “the big guy”?
Since April 2015, St Paul’s, through our Courtyard project, have been building rapport with some of the hardest to reach young people in our area. Through this kind of process, you often develop nicknames for young people you recognise, but haven’t met properly yet.Read More
Shying away at first, Mandy soon became comfortable enough to chat to us outside MacDonald’s, amidst her group of friends. She told us about her day, in her school’s isolation unit. When we invited her thoughts on the unit, she said that some teachers view her as one of “the bad kids”. She then admitted “I do have my moments, but really, I’m alright”.Read More
Detached work continues on the streets in Wood Green, with a new team member and existing workers bumping into young people who attended the Courtyard space in the past.Read More
What a day! We went out on the streets last Thursday armed with posters advertising Courtyard’s stall in Wood Green Shopping City this coming week, together with a little ball of Blue-tack to show the local shops that we meant business when we asked them to display a poster in their windows!Read More