Christmas and New Year break

Well, hasn’t 2011 gone fast!

That is what everyone around me keeps saying anyway, I am not sure I totally agree with this statement but I can understand the sentiment behind it.

We are more than half way through this VPA placement with Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale and the Oldham Evening Chronicle and recognise the magazine’s optimistic release date of Jan 31, 2012 will be pushed back.

While we will not be the team behind the actual launch we will have put the substantial framework behind it and so will the team after us for the team that follows them.

Our last few days at the office saw winding down from schools and community groups but not before Mahdlo and Oldham Young Persons Development Group and Go! Oldham (among others) were reached about the magazine’s template.

There has been a lot of interest in this product, and why shouldn’t there be? A 32-page A5 magazine, produced quarterly for free, written by 13-21 year olds and they have the chance to take pictures as well. Sounds like a dream to put on the personal statement and CV or just something to do to have a lot of fun!

In 2012 more meetings are pencilled in and content will be asked for as Oldham Youth Council, Positive Steps, Go Oldham and schools such as Radcylffe, North Chadderton and Hathershaw allow us to pitch our magazine to students as this magazine turns from a dream into a reality.

We are doing all we can to get out there into our community and engage our audience, but as we are only volunteers please (and I am mean this), PLEASE don’t hesitate to suggest an idea or point us in the right direction, ask for advice/tips – anything you think we can help with, we will do our best.

A good note to conclude is to make you aware to keep a look out for our flyers which now offer contributors to the magazine the chance to win a Kindle.   

Kindle flyer

Happy New Year everyone and we look forward to getting back in the office and working with you in some capacity in 2012!


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