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Thank You Youth Advisors!

Three of the Youth Advisors will be moving on to focus on studies and we want to say a big thank you to Terri, Thu and Jennifer for being such an important part of the Youth Advisory Group for the past couple of years. We will miss you and well done for all your contributions.

Terri, Thu and Jennifer

Terri, Thu and Jennifer

Terri and Thu share their memories of being Youth Advisors:

Being in the Youth Advisory Group for two years has changed me a lot by helping me become the person I am today. It has also helped me with my autism by gaining confidence in what I do and being able to speak forward and getting my point across. My favourite experience was being invited to meet Prince Philip.

Another great experience in being a Youth Advisor is meeting Kevin Fewster, the Director of the Museum. We were able to do a question and answer session with him. It was an honourable experience and a pleasure. We were all grateful he was able to fit us into his busy schedule

 

Join the Youth Advisory Group!

Youth Advisors Needed!
National Maritime Museum Youth Advisory Group Recruitment Day
Saturday 19 October, 12-14:30
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Would you like to add a new opportunity to your CV? Do you want to make a difference to your community and the way young people access museums? Want to make new friends, help others and gain new skills? Join the National Maritime Museum’s Youth Advisory Group!

Youth Advisors meeting the Learning team in their offices at National Maritime Museum
What is YAG?
The YAG is open for 14-21 year olds who want to make the Museum relevant to young people through organising events and workshops, acting as Museum consultants, going behind the scenes to explore the Museum and sharing their ideas with others. The YAG is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in their local community, learn new skills in a professional setting, build their confidence by taking part and having a voice and be creative.
Youth Advisors taking part in a creative workshop for an exhibition

Youth Advisory Group Meeting, Sunday 06 January 2013

Youth Advisor Bryn shares what we did in today’s meeting…

We started out by just going over takeover day; how it went, how we felt about it and that sort of thing. Overall, we all agreed that we thought the takeover day had been a big success. We then quickly went over what we might do in the coming year, including a possible summer program that would be run by us! Later on, we went over the characteristics that we thought a museum should have, and what defined a museum. Finally, we took a look at one of the museum’s prized exhibits; the coat that Nelson wore when he was shot. 

Meet the Youth Advisors: Terri

Name: Terri Kenton
Age: 19

 
Terri’s portrait as shipbuilder, Wadia, for Traders Remixed

 How long have you been a Youth Advisor for? 

Just over a year. I joined at the end of 2011 and start of 2012 

Your highlight as a Youth Advisor (best thing you’ve done, best opportunity etc)?
Being able to take part in exciting exhibitions with in the museum, such as the exhibition in  the compass lounge, Traders Remixed
 
Describe the Youth Advisory Group in 3 words: 
Exciting, amazing and friendly
 
Favourite thing about National Maritime Museum: 
Being able to be part of the museum itself
 
Why should other people join the Youth Advisory Group?
Other young people should join he youth advisory group, because it gives them a chance to work closely with the Museum and meet new people the same age 
 
What do you want to do in the future and is being a Youth Advisor helping you get there? 
I want to become a professional web designer, and the youth advisory group has helped me build up my confidence

Meet the Youth Advisors: Eseoghene

Name: Eseoghene Olivia Owho
Age: 16
                                               
How long have you been a Youth Advisor for?
2 years 
                                               
Your highlight as a Youth Advisor?
Best thing was constructing the exhibition at the compass lounge (the photo shoot was awesome!)
 
Describe the Youth Advisory Group in 3 words:
Exciting, informative and awesome                                                
 
Favourite thing about National Maritime Museum:
Resources                                                
 
Ese photographed by the artist, Maisie Maud Broadhead, for Traders Remixed
 
Why should other people join the Youth Advisory Group?
I  think you guys should join because you get to meet people like ME!! and gain more skills      
                                          
What do you want to do in the future and is being a Youth Advisor helping you get there?
Iwant to be a dentist , and youth advisory is definitely helping because I’m more sociable now and it would help me when dealing with my clients in future 

Meet the Youth Advisors: Satpal

Name: Satpal Singh Bansal 
Age: 18
 

How long have you been a Youth Advisor for?

Just over a year – joined in 2011

 

Your highlight as a Youth Advisor?
Being able to make something that can not only benefit us but others in our community
 
Describe the Youth Advisory Group in 3 words:
Friendly, Diverse and Fun

 

Favourite thing about National Maritime Museum:
The collections held within the Archives, we are able to see and touch items that were linked to events that have made history, such as an autographed  piece from the night of the Titanic disaster

 

Why should other people join the Youth Advisory Group?
We are a fun and friendly group to be a part of. Not only does the Youth Advisory Group offer educational values for young people to make a positive change within the Museum, it is able to provide experience working within a group, project managing and able to communicate with a variety of different people such as curators and the public

 

Satpal, Alexa, Jenelle, Adrian and Danielle with National Maritime Museum’s Director, Kevin Fewster. This was at the launch of the Youth Advisors’ first exhibition, Traders Remixed in February 2012
 
 
What do you want to do in the future and is being a Youth Advisor helping you get there?
I would like to become a solicitor. Being part of YAG has allowed me to gain confidence when communicating with new and interesting people as well as sticking to deadlines throughout projects

Meet the Youth Advisors: Isobel

Name: Isobel Hobby Norris

 

Age:  16

 

How long have you been a Youth Advisor for?
A complete year

 

Your highlight as a Youth Advisor?
I had the opportunity to get involved with the museum and make friends 

Describe the Youth Advisory Group in 3 words:
Crazy, knowledgeable, fun
Isobel recreating a moment from the life of Sake Dean Mahomed, an Indian entrepreneur who opened the first Indian curry house in England. This image was featured in Traders Remixed an exhibition created by the Youth Advisory Group
Favourite thing about National Maritime Museum: 
The cool exhibitions

 

Why should other people join the Youth Advisory Group?
A great way to learn about the local area and a fun way to meet friends as well

 

What do you want to do in the future and is being a Youth Advisor helping you get there?
Being able to say on my CV that I have a qualification from doing this and being able to prove that I know about where I live.