|Skills Based Training 2018-2019|
|Raise the Bar in 2018-19|
There is already so much we can be proud of, but can we do more? 'Raise the Bar' is the title of our new campaign for next session and is set around 10 challenges for each Company, focussed on raising the quality of experience for children and young people.
|Using Facebook to Help Recruitment |
|Annual Information / Consent Forms|
Following the introduction of GDPR it has been necessary to review the way we capture data and as a result we are announcing the following changes. From the 2018-2019 session we are introducing an Annual Information Form and a Joining Form, we are also introducing functionality on OBM to assist with capturing data and recording photo consent.
|National Competitions - Football pilot |
|First KGVI Week at Newport|
The first KGVI week took place at Newport from 21 – 27 July 2018 in glorious summer weather. It was a real privilege to have the young people at Newport bringing much laughter, fun and encouragement with them. We pray that this is the beginning of a long legacy at our Newport Training, Conference and Residential Centre.
|We Made it Home! |
The Boys' Brigade Northern Ireland District Makes it Home! The Boys' Brigade Northern Ireland District ‘Made their way Home’ on a sponsored 35 mile walk from their previous Headquarters Rathmore in Larne to their newly renovated home at the former Newport Primary school in Culcavy, just outside Hillsborough On Saturday 23 June 2018.
|Phase Three of Newport Transformation Completed|
The Boys' Brigade Northern Ireland District Brigade has unveiled a £200k regeneration project on the site of the former Newport Primary School in Culcavy. The building, which doubles as the headquarters for the organisation now offers high quality residential, training and conference facilities. This latest phase of the building’s refurbishment has utilised £50k support from the popular Alpha Programme to create five dormitory style rooms and training spaces.
|Junior Section Musician of the Year 2018|
The Junior Section Musician of the Year was held in Templepatrick Presbyterian Church on Saturday 13 January 2018. It was a great afternoon and the energy and enthusiasm of the boys competing really shone through.
|4th Newtownabbey Juniors receive Charity Shield|
Rev Dr Noble McNeely, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland visited 4th Newtownabbey, Carnmoney Presbyterian to present them with the Charity Shield for raising the most money (£1751) for the Junior Section Presbyterian Appeal.
|Boys' Brigade Celebrate Code Academy Achievements|
Ulster University hosted a Celebration for the 2016/17 Code Academy cohort On Monday 20th November 2017 at the Jordanstown campus. This was a night of celebration for those who completed the course joined by friends and family to cheer them on. Seventy young people from various BB companies in NI successfully completed the course.
|Minibus Licensing and Driving|
The Department for Infrastructure has clarified the requirements for minibus drivers and operators under existing legislation and has written to service providers, saying the majority of community and voluntary organisations will be unaffected.