A spectacular spooky halloween here at BYZ

Blackburn Youth Zone, have had  a spectacular spooky halloween 2018!. Across all clubs we have hosted a spine chilling horrifying parties with over 250 young people attending! Young people have enjoyed pumpkin carving, zombie dancing and gruesome guts challenges. Everyone really enjoyed dressing up and taking gruesome selfies. Roll on 2019 Blackburn Youth Zone Apocalypse where... Read more »

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Anisul Islam Youth Group host football tournament here at BYZ

BYZ recently started to link with Anisul Islam Youth group who came down to use our facilities to deliver a Football Tournament on our kick pitch. Of the young people who attended many of them had never seen BYZ and had a awesome time playing football with there friends. The tournament was really good and... Read more »

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UCLan Future Engineers Club

In October 2018 we launched  in partnership with UCLan, Future Engineers Clubs in both Juniors and Mini Members: This is a brilliant 6 week project for young people to learn, enjoy and try a range of activities. The programme aims to get young people to become creative and learn about design using everyday objects. From... Read more »

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Commando Joes is making its mark at BYZ holiday club provision

As part of our Summer Holiday Club offer we delivered a fun-filled week of Commando Joes sessions for 8-11 year olds. The young people were set missions and challenges which saw them make an Amazon river crossing, trek to the North Pole and travel around the world. The challenges were all based on teamwork, cooperation... Read more »

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Holiday Club is Spooktastic

During the October half term we had a hair raising host of Halloween tricks and treats on offer for our Junior members. We had a fantastic week which consisted of spooky sports, eerie escape rooms, a variety of arts & crafts and much more! This was topped off by a Fancy dress Masquerade Ball during... Read more »

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#OneBlackburn Residential

During the October half term in 2018 BYZ were funded kindly by Tony Cann to run a week-long trip to the Peak District. The aim of the residential trip was to engage a group of young people to take part in outdoor activities in the Peak District, exploring the scenic outdoors. It also aimed at... Read more »

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BYZ Diversity Members take 5 a side football challenge head on

The Diversity football team have been taking part in a 5 a side ability league tournament at PlayFootball Preston. This is a fantastic opportunity for our members to get out and have lots of fun, whilst improving their fitness levels, social skills and ability to work as a team. They are also practicing regularly here... Read more »

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Able to Manage is a big hit

‘Able to Manage’ is our 10 week money management programme whereby young people work one to one with a mentor to develop skills in money management, independence skills and enterprise skills. Young people are given £10 to set up an enterprise of their own. Everyone came up with different ideas ranging from selling slime in... Read more »

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Our values will make us the HEART beat of Blackburn with Darwen

BYZ: Our new HEART Values Values are the soul of an organisation. Good values, when manifested in how we act every day, help us create the future we want to experience in our day to day working life. We have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an outstanding organisation – one that lives up to the... Read more »

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Digital Design Open Day

Over 250 young people aged 12-16 attended a Digital Design Open Day at Blackburn Youth Zone on Friday 28th September 2018. The event was the first of its kind hosted by Blackburn Youth Zone and allowed students from local schools and colleges to have a taste of different aspects of digital design. Rolls Royce, Graham &... Read more »

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