News from Lifestyle
The Latest news from the Humberside Police Lifestyle Team!
Updated 9th May 2013
Humberside Police Lifestyle Celebrates 25 years of success!
Lifestyle, dubbed as the ‘Jewel in the crown’ of Humberside Police officially Launched on Wednesday 8th May from the Iconic Clough Road Police Station, Hull to celebrate Lifestyle’s 25th Anniversary. With BBC's Peter Levy on board as MC, key speakers were introduced including Humberside’s new Chief Constable Justine Curran, Principal Supporter Malcolm Joslin from BP and Peter Stevenson from the Environment Agency reflected upon the success of Lifestyle and the many opportunities the project has given participants who have been involved since the project began, and the futures of those young people Lifestyle has helped shape. We are now aiming to inspire thousands of young people aged between 10-16 years old throughout Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire to team up with their friends and make a real difference to the areas they live by getting involved in Lifestyle this celebratory year!
Malcolm Joslin, Communications and External Affairs Manager at BP said, “BP is absolutely delighted to return as Principal Supporter for 2013 and proud to once again join the many sponsors who are supporting Lifestyle. Each year, the Lifestyle project inspires thousands of young people in this region to carry out fantastic work in their local communities and they always rise to the challenge with enthusiasm, caring and commitment”.
Malcolm continues, “At BP we aim to be part our local community and supporting Lifestyle is a great way to achieve this. We have seen over many years how Lifestylers gain a range of skills to help them become the citizens, employees and employers of the future”.
We are delighted to announce the return of the Environment Agency’s GreenScene Challenge an Award which is aimed at encouraging teams to improve their local environment and seeing if their projects can last for generations to come, by taking part in their GreenScene Challenge. The winners will scoop a special trophy and mountain bike each.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Grove said, “We have many young people in this area who we can be rightly proud of, and Lifestyle is a fantastic example of how young people make a positive contribution to their community, build relationships and improve their own skills. The fact that thousands of young people have taken part and benefitted from their involvement is a tribute to Humberside Police and our partner organisations who have worked hard to develop and support the programme over 25 years.”
The first 4,000 to register will receive a free Lifestyle shirt and each team will receive a project pack containing all of the information needed for a successful summer. So don’t delay, register now to take part by registering online.
Updated 21st March 2013
Lights, camera, action!
As we prepare to celebrate 25 years of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, we will be filming the brand new DVD set to inspire thousands of young people to get actively involved and make a difference to their local communities over the summer break.
We are aiming to celebrate everything that’s great about Lifestyle and reflect the fabulous levels of fun, energy and commitment Lifestylers put into their projects each year, whilst making a difference to local people and capturing the essence of the project. Our Lifestyle teams have a real ‘can do’ attitude and have a great time as they take part in the scheme. The teams that are part of the filming are looking forward to the experience and look forward to encouraging thousands of young people take part in Lifestyle 2013!
Jonathan Fell, of JayJay Media said, “We are delighted to be part of the production of the Lifestyle 2013 DVD. I have personally been involved in the project for the past sixteen years, and it is great to be part of an initiative which has stood the test of time and boosts confidence and helps to develop essential life skills of the young people who take part.”
Updated: 28th January 2013
Daisy Chains record their Sun Safety Rap!
At the weekend our Lifestyle champions, ‘The Daisy Chains’ courtesy of SunSense were invited to Blue Print Recording Studios in Manchester to record their Sun Safety Rap – see pics of the team in action!
It looks like you guys had a fab time!!!!
Daisy Chains prepare to take to the sky!
Lifestyle 2012 champions, ‘Daisy Chains’ Bridget, Chloe, Maisie, Shannon and Aimee are incredibly excited to be jetting off on a holiday of a lifetime to Florida, after scooping the top accolade of Lifestyle champions for their project that raised awareness of sun safety to an incredibly wide audience as well as creating a fantastic sensory room at Cottingham Pre-school and much more!
At half term, the team will to board the flight to Florida! Bridget said, “We are now counting down the days until Florida, and I still have an energy rush when I think back to the moment we were announced the winners! We’ve being looking at all the parks on the internet, deciding which thrilling rides to go on. We are truly grateful for the prize of a lifetime! We just want to get on the plane and arrive in Florida; it is going to be fast, fun and fantastic and best of all sunny, but don’t worry we have our sun cream ready.”
Bridget continues, “Lifestyle really made our summer action-packed! We had a goal to work towards, we were never bored, and we constantly met up with each other to do our project. It is a great way to spend time with your friends whilst achieving something amazing. We did so many different things; we got creative, making banners, booklets and a web site. We got active and went on a sponsored bike ride, all so much more fun than just hanging about and watching TV. We became entrepreneurs; it was like running our own mini-business!”
Sergeant Allie Bradley accompanying the Daisy Chains will retire on the day she flies back from Florida after 30 years service said, “I have always been supportive of youth engagement initiatives and Lifestyle is such a positive project for Humberside Police which takes us into schools and encourages young people to get actively involved in their communities and in turn, improving the quality of lives for so many members of our society. It is great for Humberside Police through the kind sponsorship of the many businesses that support the project, to be able to reward teams for their hard work and look forward to hearing of teams’ endeavours for many years to come.”
3rd December 2012
Many congratulations to ‘Fortunate Five’
Lifestyle team ‘Fortunate Five’ won a North Lincolnshire Community Champions award for Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community Award and Beth Ladlow (team leader) won the Young Female Volunteer of the Year Award. Congratulations from us at the Humberside Police Youth Engagement team see http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/leisure/sports/awards/ for more information.
A surprise for ‘Nemesis Five!’
Today (3rd December), we rewarded twenty-three Lifestylers at Hessle High Lower School for their hard work over the summer with a special surprise for ‘Nemesis Five’ who received a Mountain Bike each courtesy of Falcon Cycles. Grace, Charlotte, Lauren, Niamh and Eve brought the church and community together with their own version of ‘Tower Hill’s Got Talent’ competition which proved an ideal opportunity to get everyone together to have a great time! All funds raised from the event were donated to Kids Charity.
Mr Steven Bell of Falcon Cycles said, “We are delighted to reward the hard work of ‘Nemesis Five’ who successfully brought their community together at a fun filled event that was meticulously planned. The team even had their own take on the panel of judges including spoof appearances from Simon Cowell, Barack Obama and the Queen! Each participant was presented with a certificate at the end of the event. I hope ‘The Nemesis Five’ enjoy their well deserved prize.”
Other prizes presented in the assembly include gift vouchers and day trips to FlamingoLand and Alton Towers. Other winners from the school attended the Lifestyle Awards earlier in the month receiving day trips to Alton Towers, Sliverstone and one team won a trip to France! Well done all!
St Anne’s Angels receive Royal recognition!
Ten Lifestylers from St Anne’s Community Special School successfully completed Lifestyle 2012 and received a trophy each in recognition for their sterling efforts in a special assembly held at the school. Between them they completed no less than five company challenges including the BP Enterprise, BAE’s Community Crusaders, Valpak Recycling, YPSS Safety and the Vivergo Fuels Celebration Challenge! All team members wanted to help others in the community.
Earlier in the year, students from St Anne’s Community Special School made their debut entry into the Humberside Police Rock Challenge at the Bridlington Spa. From the moment the music started the audience were captivated and they clapped along for the whole eight minutes watching the performance ‘This is your life’ dedicated to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee.
As a result of their performance the school won a number of awards and following on from this Rock Challenge success, East Riding’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant Mr Andrew Marr of Andrew Marr International wrote to Buckingham Palace to bring the ‘Jubilee Performance’ to the attention of The Queen and her staff and sent a copy of the video of St Anne’s fitting tribute. Mr Marr received a reply from the Palace which he will formally present to the school for display in the same assembly.
Updated 15th November 2012
Daisy Chains’ are crowned Lifestyle 2012 champions!
Bridget, Chloe and Maisie, Shannon and Aimee are still on cloud nine after been crowned Lifestyle 2012 champions last night by Chief Constable Tim Hollis at the stunning Humberside Police Lifestyle Awards held at the Hull City Hall scooping a holiday of a lifetime to Florida in 2013! They raised awareness of sun safety to an incredibly wide audience as well as creating a fantastic sensory room at Cottingham Pre-school and much more!
Lifestyle’s Principal Supporter Malcolm Joslin of BP said, “The Lifestyle awards ceremony is always a special event in the year for us – a great evening with so many inspirational young people who really deserve this recognition. We are already looking forward to being Principal Supporter again for 2013 when we will celebrate 25 years of Lifestyle.”
Paul Lyons, Lifestyle Awards supporter from Arco said, “Judging the Lifestyle project this year was extremely difficult. All of the teams showed commitment, enthusiasm and enterprise. The final decision was exceptionally close but Daisy Chains claimed the overall prize because of the sheer scope of their project. They linked businesses and schools in a skin cancer education campaign, they ran a community stall at ‘Cottingham Day’, designed an educational website, raised significant funds and their Sensory Room will be a Lifestyle legacy for years to come. They fully deserve their top prize.”
‘The Reds’ and ‘Thirty Green Fingers’ from Hull were joint winners of the Environment Agency’s GreenScene Award winning a Mountain Bike and trophy each presented by Peter Stevenson, Area Environment Manager from the Environment Agency who said, “Each of the GreenScene Finalists have worked so hard and excelled at our challenge. We are so impressed with the effort and passion the Lifestylers have put into Lifestyle 2012 that ‘The Reds’ and ‘Thirty Green Fingers’ jointly deserved the award.”
The night was full of surprises for teams as none of the Lifestylers were aware of what rewards they were about to receive as a result of their endeavours over the summer holidays. Teams were awarded with prizes from days out to Alton Towers and Silverstone, plus team building adventure trips to Wales and France!
Lifestyle finalist teams, ‘Fortunate Five’ from Scunthorpe, ‘The Bin Buddies’ from Tickton and LFK Youth From Hull each came away with a fabulous adventure holiday to France including two days at Disney Land Paris and MGM Studios as well as tour of Paris! A great surprise was also in store for an additional five teams as the judges were so impressed with their work that they decided an extra special prize; as they will also be heading to France too! Team names: ‘The Ultras’ from Holderness, ‘The Bigger Picture’ from Goole, ‘Alexander’s Angels’, ‘Northern Delights’ from Hessle and finally ‘Pink Lightening’ from Hull.
Stunning Olympic themed dance entertainment on the night was provided courtesy of the performing arts students from Wyke 6th Form College.
For more winners check out our Lifestyle Awards booklet available soon on our home page!