A brand-new web site for Wirral’s younger individuals – by younger individuals – launches this week.
Zillo, changing the council’s former web site for younger individuals ‘Teen Wirral’, has been designed by computing college students at Wirral Met School.
Options embody a fully-interactive occasions map, information web page, hyperlinks to skilled wellbeing, recommendation and help pages plus alternatives for younger budding writers to submit their very own articles.
Supported by workers within the council’s Youth Issues crew, younger individuals will likely be empowered to take management of and form the positioning, whereas sharing and contributing on the matters that matter to them.
Simone White, Wirral Council’s director of kids, household and schooling, mentioned: “The Covid-19 disaster supplied us all with alternatives to assume in a different way about how we are able to use know-how to succeed in individuals.
“Younger individuals particularly have been vocal in telling us what they need and wish in Wirral.
“Following our Youth Overview in 2019, I am so proud and happy to have the ability to launch Zillo, alongside our companions at Wirral Met and their gifted college students who’ve contributed to the mission.
“By the creation of content material for the web site, younger individuals have the possibility to have their say on necessary points, to showcase the superb issues they’re doing of their lives and to really feel a deeper connection to their communities.
“Zillo will even supply younger individuals a brand new solution to work together with one another, with alternatives to proceed shaping and constructing the way forward for the platform.”
The location has been constructed by Wirral Council in partnership with Wirral Met’s Computing and IT stage 3 – 5 college students with the help of the faculty.
The web site is absolutely mobile-optimised and contains full accessibility choices to allow entry throughout the positioning to individuals with studying difficulties and/or disabilities.
Sue Higginson, Principal at Wirral Met, mentioned: “Wirral Council is a key strategic associate and following Wirral’s youth assessment in 2019, we needed to help their targets to create a brand new web site for native younger individuals.
“We have been additionally excited that this is able to proceed to evolve and develop over time, so as to meet the wants of Wirral’s younger individuals.
“Constructing an internet site has been a unbelievable work expertise alternative for our college students from throughout the faculty together with; internet improvement, leisure and tourism, artwork and design, pictures and music.
“Alongside work expertise, our college students have introduced their very own invaluable perception, expertise and opinions as younger individuals themselves, by way of what the web site ought to appear like, really feel like and supply.
“This mission has actually been constructed by younger individuals, for younger individuals.”
To web site is now reside and accessible to entry right here: www.zillowirral.co.uk.