10 Reasons Why Youthwork Summit 2015 Should Be In Perth

Posted: May 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Last year I went to the Youthwork Summit. It was in Birmingham during that year, and was a brilliant event. This year it was in Manchester. I wanted to go, but it was too much money to travel and accommodation was hard to come by. This got me thinking, what if the Youthwork Summit came to Scotland? What if it came to Perth?

So here are my 10 reasons why the Youthwork Summit should be in Perth in 2015:

1- It obviously needs to be in a central location so that travel time is evened out. Geographically, Dunsop Bridge in Lancashire is the most central part of the UK. But there’s not much there, so we should base it on public transport centrality instead.

2- The majority of the UK’s population live in the south-east of England. So the YWS needs to be accessible to London with a maximum of one change of train away. Which Perth is.

3- Perth Concert Hall has the best acoustics in the UK. Imagine how great the speakers would sound if they spoke in Perth!

4- A newly-built Holiday Inn will open this year in Perth. Next door to Perth Concert Hall. It’s meant to be! I’m sure we could organise a discount for delegates too.

5- People from Stornoway, Orkney and Shetland will be more able to come. And they’re awesome folks!

6- The Scottish Reformation started with someone giving a talk in Perth. Exactly.

7- In Scotland, Perth’s accent is the weakest of them all. This means that everyone will understand the locals! Bonus!

8- The Scottish Highlands are just a bit more north. So if delegates want to make a holiday of it, they can!

9- Perth has everything a modern youthworker needs: Starbucks, Paperchase, and Boots meal deals!

10- I bet you can’t think of any good reason why it shouldn’t be in Perth, except that (statistically) you probably live in south-east England and you can’t be bothered to travel.

Can you think of any other reasons why the Youthwork Summit should be in Perth? Do you think it should be somewhere else?

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