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 June Newsletter


 Discover EU this summer!

Are you 18 years old? Would you like to explore Europe? Then you are the perfect candidate to apply for this new European Union initiative. In June 2018 the European Commission is selecting up to 15,000 enthusiastic young people to be the lucky recipients of a travel pass to discover Europe.

 We are Making it Home

Three years after launching our Opening New Doors appeal for the building and renovation work at Newport, the Administration, Training, conference and Residential Centre of The Boys' Brigade NI District we are about to close it by MAKING IT HOME on a 35 mile sponsored walk from our former Headquarters Rathmore in Larne to our new home at Newport, Culcavy, just outside Hillsborough on Saturday 23 June 2018.

 Skills Based Training 2018-2019


 Youth Leadership Festival 17 - 21 September


 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.

 InCREDible working together

Friday 30 June 2017 not only marked the end of term for many school pupils in NI but also a celebration of a very special ‘InCREDible’ partnership, of working together on community relations equality and diversity, (CRED) for six of the main uniformed youth organisations in the Province: Scouting Ireland, The Boys' Brigade, Catholic Guides of Ireland, The Girls’ Brigade, Girlguiding Ulster and The Scout Association. All six groups came together to mark the occasion and celebrate in the beautiful and historic buildings of The Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office. Special guests on the evening included Brenda Shearer, Youth Work Policy Team, Department of Education, Maire Young, Chairperson, Youth Council for Northern Ireland and Joe Hawkins from the Education Authority Youth Service along with of course young people from each of the groups that took part.



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