Swoosh (www.swoosh.me.uk) is a website for young people in the Vale of Glamorgan offering information, news and advice. This new website is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and linked to a national website for young people called CLIConline.
Who is Swoosh for?
There are roughly 22,000 young people aged between 11-25 living in the Vale of Glamorgan, Swoosh offers advice and information access to all young people in this area of Wales.
Tell me more…
Swoosh provides young people with information on a wide range of topics, services, issues and where to get support. There is an online directory of all the organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan who offer activities and services to young people. These include sporting clubs and leisure activities, youth centres and voluntary groups, social and health services and careers and education and many more!
The Swoosh website allows young people and the organisations that work with them to upload articles, pictures, videos, designs and publicise events and activities in the Vale of Glamorgan. Swoosh also works with young people on youth editorial groups to lead the development of the website and upload content.
What is so great about Swoosh?
• The content of Swoosh is created, written and updated by young people and the organisations that support the activities
• Swoosh allows young people to have a voice and promotes the exchange of views and experiences
• The content and information of Swoosh is specific to the local area of the Vale of Glamorgan
• Swoosh showcases and celebrates young people’s achievements as well as creative ideas and skills i.e. design, creative writing, video and photography
• Swoosh promotes participation and inclusion through youth-led editorial groups on a local and national level
• Swoosh works closely with networks across Wales to share information, resources and projects with young people
How can young people get involved with Swoosh?
Anyone with an idea, opinion, experience, article or photograph that they would like to share with other young people can contribute to Swoosh. All you need to do is register online and follow the simple instructions on how to submit your own content. Being a registered member also allows you to comment on other articles.
Swoosh Editorial Group
Part of the Swoosh project is to have a Swoosh Editorial Group of interested young people who can steer the website and content. This group meets to discuss the running of the website and the young people act as reporters, gaining skills and experience along the way.
To view the Swoosh website or to join our editorial group click this link www.swoosh.me.uk