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Derelict land turned into place for peace and quiet for Consett school's 1,400 pupils

Children from Consett Academy and a local charity got together to create a colourful garden for the school's 1,400 pupils to use in their break times. The garden, which is inside the school's grounds, was too contaminated by glass and rubble to be laid to lawn when the school was built in 2012, so was fenced off and out of bounds for the pupils. But thanks to Consett charity Building Self-Belief and a grant from the National Lottery, it has been transformed to a peaceful area, with planting and seating to allow the pupils to enjoy time out in their day.

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Collaboration in the Charity Sector

The Building Self-Belief Charitable Incorporated Organisation (BSBCIO) was founded in April 2018. Our core aim is to form stronger communities by building self-belief in vulnerable young people. So we run programmes that improve confidence, self-esteem and enhance the social skills of young people. We work with 10-12 young people at a time, identified by schools or other community referrals as not engaged, or that the existing services are failing them. We re-connect them with their community, through group programmes that inspire and give hope.

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Accountancy firm building career belief for school sixth-formers

The Newcastle office of a leading national accountancy firm has teamed up with a Consett based charity to help young people prepare for their future outside of school. 

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Champion kick boxer inspires youths with his story

A five-times martial arts world champion, actor, author and artist living in Los Angeles has “virtually” travelled back to his native North-East to inspire and enthuse young people on the first steps of their careers. 

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Project of remembrance for town’s fallen soldiers goes on display

Remembrance is a big part of British culture and many communities have a memorial to those lost in the Great War. And to help keep alive the memory of those who did not return, youngsters in one town took part in a project which resulted in a film and exhibition. Children at Tow Law Millennium Primary School worked with Consett charity Building Self-Belief CIO on a Great War Project funded by the National Heritage Lottery.

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Charity to help youngsters build up their self-esteem

A charity has been launched to help young people get the best start in life by building self-esteem. The Consett-based group Building Self-Belief, has been set up to tackle the growing trend of mental health issues among school children and seeks to put in place strategies, support and advice to help them get the bet possible start as they embark on adult life.

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