|Safeguarding Training and Access NI Checks|
Children in Northern Ireland has been appointed to deliver a set of safeguarding services to the EA registered voluntary youth work sector up to 31st March 2018. These include provision of Enhanced Access NI checks for your staff and volunteers, and a range of related training courses.
|NEW Code of Good Practice Card Launched|
A new Code of Good Practice card has been launched. The card is something that all leaders in The Boys' Brigade should have a copy of and carry with them.
|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.
|Chess - not just for Kings! |
1st Knocknamuckley BB ran an open chess competition on Fri 20th Dec for all BB members and Past members. A shock win by Andrew Calvert over James White in the last round meant a mini knockout round of 10 min games was needed to determine the outright winner. Some excellent technical play( and the odd blunder) was witnessed and the eventual winner was Neill Adamson.
|Juniors 100 - Get involved in the celebrations!!!|
In 2017 we will be celebrating the centenary of the Junior Section (Juniors), a significant anniversary in the life of our organisation and one that we hope members will want to celebrate locally and nationally.
|Residential Accomodation for Newport Coming Soon! |
We are delighted to announce that The Boys’ Brigade NI District has received funding from the Alpha Programme to commence work on the residential phase of our project at Newport. This is very welcome news and a great boost to our fundraising efforts.
|Andrew Receives President's Commendation|
Anchor Boy Andrew Roundtree of 1st Lylehill, received a President’s Commendation for the courage he has shown despite health difficulties and for his commitment and enthusiasm at The Boys’ Brigade.
|InCREDibly It's Child's Play|
Following on from the very successful ‘Preparing to be inCREDible Conference’ run by the Uniformed Groups we are now planning another FREE one day conference in partnership with Playboard NI for those working with under 11s.
|BBNI KGVI Celebration Evening|
The Boys' Brigade NI 2016 KGVI Celebration took place at NIHQ Newport on Friday 18 November. BB is greatly blessed and delighted to see these young people successfully complete the course and take on Leadership roles within the organisation.
|Minister announces funding for equipment for community groups|
Communities Minister, Paul Givan, MLA visited the Northern Ireland headquarters of the Boys’ Brigade to announced funding of £270k for a small grants pilot programme to provide assistance to voluntary and community organisations to purchase equipment.
|Congratulations to 4th Ballymoney|
The Junior Section Quiz was held at NIHQ Newport on Saturday 22 October 2016. The results were as follows: 1st 4th Ballymoney 2nd 3rd Dromore 3rd 1st Magherafelt