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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.

 

YAG Meeting, 24 August 2012

In this meeting, we explored a team agreement of house rules for the Youth Advisory Group. We looked at ways to include everyone’s ideas to make this a safe, co-operative, respectful place for learning and sharing. We came up with lots of good suggestions, including bringing enthusiasm and a positive attitude, have the right to opt out, and allow others to fully explain their ideas before starting a new conversation.

Youth Advisors sharing ideas

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About Us

The National Maritime Museum’s Youth Advisory Group have been together since 2008.
We work with the Museum to create youth-led opportunities. We welcome young people aged 14-21 years to take part in creative and heritage workshops to share skills and ideas.
We meet once a month to work on new and exciting projects. Refreshments included at each meeting.
New members are always really welcome. To see a film made by previous Youth Advisors talking about their work here, please visit http://www.rmg.co.uk/about/youth/

Please contact Shauna O’Brien, Youth Participation Officer, if you’d like to find out more
Tel: 020 8312 6787
Text: 07930 869 658
Email: SAO’Brien@rmg.co.uk

Youth Advisors in the Museum Galleries