Leading the way for young people: A new podcast from the Grassroots Channel

Pype Hayes Community Focus
Joshua Barwell and Carl Sheward

Carl Sheward and Joshua Barwell are two Junior Volunteer playworkers at Pype Hayes Community Focus. Both 16-years-old, when they are not studying for AS-levels they are spending their free time getting those younger than them involved, doing fun days and activities.

For their effort and heart for the community at such a young age, the Junior Playworker Co-ordinator has nominated them both for the Young Persons Birmingham Local Hearts award. They both agree the work is rewarding, and possibly see themselves forging a career in community work.  Here’s their story.


  1. Sanna Ali says:

    Oh bless. Good jobs guys!:)

    You’re right there this kind of ‘work is rewarding.’

    Good luck! I have faith in you now “LOL” and I admire what you are are doing?:)

    Best wishes for the future. X

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