Young People Together launches Super Me
Monday 04 March 2013
Project highlights the super powers of young people in Northern Ireland
Young People Together is being delivered by Mencap in Northern Ireland in partnership with Autism NI and the Southern Education and Library Board.
Launched at the Heroes and Villain’s Convention at Belfast’s W5 centre, Super Me, is a supportive Key Stage 2 education initiative that complements elements of the new Personal Development and Mutual Understanding area of learning in the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum.
Schools can also request their own Super Me pilot programme, which can be run as an internal project within their school.
Sean Kelly, Mencap’s Young People Together co-ordinator said: “Super Me will support teachers help their pupils to explore their self confidence, self esteem and personal qualities by using iconic superheroes and the mythology behind them.”
Super Me competition
Super Me also involves a special competition that could see them win a superhero action figure version of themselves.
Using the special Super Me booklet, children and young people can design themselves as a superhero that includes ‘powers’ they would like to have and how these would them to help others.
“It is a great way for them to explore all of the ‘powers’ and personal qualities they already have, and their potential for the future,” explained Sean. “The winning entries will be judged on creativity, imagination and inspiration, by a panel of our Inspire me Young Ambassadors.”
The competition is divided into two age groups:
- under 12s
- 12 upwards.
Download a Super Me Booklet and return it to: Super Me, Mencap, 3b Victoria Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6DW
You can also scan your entry in and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries must be received by 30 March 2013.
Winners be contacted directly with the winning entries displayed on the Young People Together website and various social media outlets in April.
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