North Liverpool College offer FREE Teaching Assistant Course

North Liverpool Community College are now offering Introduction to Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant) Course

This course will cover skills and knowledge required for an STLS role & potential to progress onto full qualifications.

The course will focus on a range of areas you will require working in a school environment including:

  •  Communication and professional relationships
  •  Safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs

This is a FREE 5 week course beginning Wednesday 11th November, 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Interested?  Please contact Dave Mason on 0151 254 1879 for more information!

Cultural Festival to be held at Croxteth Sports & Wellbeing Centre

Bengali Assosciation of Merseyside & North England are holding thier 39th 10 day event at Sharodio Durgotsab at Croxteth Sports & Wellbeing Centre.  The event begun on Sunday 18th October and will finish Tuesday 10th November.  Opening times are 10am – 12am, no need to book! ALL welcome to attend the centre and experience this fascinating culture!

For full details please contact Colly Whitty on 0151 548 3421

*Please note:  Lifestyles Croxteth will operate to the public as normal.

Hells 11 to Hell A – ‘Summer Scheme Project’

Alt Valley Community Trust – Liverpool organised a ‘Creative Summer Scheme’ to give local young people an opportunity to experience creative activities involving music, creative writing, drawing and illustration. Furthermore youngsters attended film, video, stage make-up, voice-over drama workshops. The scheme was held over four weeks in the summer, the comic-strip animation above comes in two versions. This colour version and a black & white cut.


From “Hell 11 to Hell A” is a story about Croxteth Zombies who win a trip to Hollywood via a talent show – with inevitable consequences!

Thingwall Hall – ‘A Day in the Life’

Alt Valley Community Trust in collaboration with Thingwall Hall led a drama course with the aim of helping people with a variety of disabilities learn basic drama techniques. This was taught over a period of 7-8 weeks and ended with a learners performing in front of a live audience.
The story of ‘A Day in a Life’ is about the day to day routine of Thingwall Hall’s service users.

mikeThingwall Drama group

Good Education – FREE Performance

Free Performance at Liverpool Museum
Monday 26 October 11.30 am and 2.30 pm

Love Acting – AVCT’s community theatre group are performing a play – Good Education at the Museum of Liverpool on the 26th October, 11.30am & 2.30pm. The play is supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund and highlights the occupation of Croxteth Comprehensive school in the 80s. The occupation ran for a full year and transformed the lives of many Croxteth residents and pupils. Good Education is a powerful drama which explores a unique episode in Liverpool’s history.
The play was developed from oral histories collected from the people who were involved in the struggle and the actors have been drawn from the local community.

Please click on the link below to view a trailer about the project.

There will also be a photographic exhibition about the struggle and the museum will provide people with the opportunity to listen to the oral histories that inspired the play. The play will be followed by a Q&A with some of the activists who were involved in the occupation.

Please contact AVCT on 0151 546 5514 to reserve tickets for the performance.

AVCT & Beacon Counselling Trust to Deliver ‘Mental Health First Aid Training’

To coincide with World Mental Health Day Beacon Counselling Trust in collaboration with AVCT will be delivering FREE Mental Health First Aid (Lite) Workshops.

The workshops are aimed at volunteers, community members and workers who deliver services, activities advice and support to the genereal public OR for people who are looking to work in the care or service sector.

On completion of the training, participants will be able to:

1. Identify & recognise discrimination surrounding Mental Health
2. Define Mental Health & some Mental Health issues
3. Relate to other peoples experiences of Mental Health
4. Help support people with Mental Health programmes
5. Look after thier own Mental Health & Wellbeing
6. Regonise how to access on – line health services
7. Identify how to access GP referral
8. Familiarise which health services are avaialable within the Community

Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Venue: The Communiversity, Altcross Road, Croxteth L11 0BS

To book your place, please could you contact Sharon Ross on 0151 546 5514 or email

Dutch Delegation to Learn from AVCT and Other Communities

A group of Dutch municipal officials, youth workers, police officers, and truancy officers from will be visiting Alt Valley as well as a number of other communities and organisations in Liverpool from 1-3 October.

The delegation from City District Amsterdam-West will compare new ways of working in and with communities and reflect on what it takes to do things differently in the context of welfare state reform and increasing pressures for innovation in local governance,

Dr Koen Bartels from the Business School at Bangor University will facilitate the group in comparing practices, experiences, and daily conditions with British colleagues and residents and seeing how real, sustainable difference to the lives of local people and areas can be made

Among the communities they will visit are Norris Green and Croxteth to learn from successes in building resilient communities, and reducing crime and anti –social behaviour. They will be looking at the success of working in partnership and will meet with local councillors, council officers authority and partner organisations including Alt Valley Community Trust, the Merseyside Youth Association and Merseyside Police.

Norris Green councillors Barry Kushner said: “Local councillors have been transforming  Norris Green and Croxteth over the past five years, attracting housing investment, building shops and community facilities, and building partnerships with local organisations to deliver an annual programme of youth and community provision. This is a model for the development of resilient and dynamic communities in achieving positive change that I am sure the Dutch delegation can learn from.”

FREE Adult Education Courses

Following the ‘Information Event’ which AVCT recently held, we are pleased to confirm that our short courses will begin Wednesday 7th October 2015.

There are still spaces available on the following;

  • Creative Writing & Illustration for Beginners
  • Face Painting
  • Healthy Cooking on a Budget
  • Introduction to Hair & Beauty
  • Introduction to Photography & Film Editing
  • Introduction to Tile Mosaics
  • Music for Beginners*
  • Sew & Save

If you wish to participate in any of the above or for further information please contact Liz on 0151 546 5514.

Location:  North Liverpool Community College, Back Gilmoss Lane Croxteth L11 0BE

Time:  5:30pm – 8:00pm

*Music for Beginners will be held at The Communiversity, Altcross Road L11 0BS

**In order to sign up you must be unemployed and aged 20 & above.