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IYG

Every year young people from around the world, children and grandchildren of IPA members of IPA members, are invited to visit another country and participate in an event that many will never forget - the IPA's International Youth Gathering (IYG).

For the participants it is an opportunity to experience travel to another country and to meet people of a similar age from different cultures and backgrounds whilst gaining a deeper knowledge of the history, social character, nature and family life of the hosting country.

The International Youth Gathering programme conforms to the international spirit and aims of the International Police Association.

Participation in the programme is open to the children or grandchildren of current IPA members. IYG participants must have reached 15 years but not have exceeded 18 years at the start of the IYG - this is to make it easier for the Organising Section to produce an interesting and instructive programme for participants of a similar age group.Young people at an IYG will be permitted without distinction as to sex, race, colour, language or religion.

International Youth Gathering 2018

The International Youth Gathering 06 to 19 August 2018 is being held in the wonderful land of Robin Hood county right in the centre of Great Britain and home of the IPA HQ.

The young people will be hosted in the amazing Walesby Forrest which boasts 250 acres of Robin Hood’s very own Sherwood Forest.

Walesby boasts residential lodges, meeting rooms, shops and a non-alcoholic bar for relaxation.

Things to do

Multi-level climbing walls

Assault courses

Swimming pool

Archery

Rifle range

Fencing

Zip wires

Water rafting

Kayaking

Laser quest

Quad bikes

CSI

Orienteering

Bushcraft

Cave mazes

 

Places to be

Visits will be made to several other fabulous attractions including:

The world-famous Rutland Water

Warwick Castle

Alton Towers which boasts some of the most fantastic rides and activities in the U.K.

Nottingham boasts an historic castle

 

Things to see

The home to the IPA HQ where many items are on display from all over the world

Home to Nottingham Forest FC and close neighbours to Leicester City Football Club

Visits to police stations within the Nottingham and Leicester area will be arranged to allow the young people to take part in realistic police training and be shown around several state of the art facilities.

Visits to places of historic and cultural interest have been arranged such as:

Stratford upon Avon home of Shakespeare

Foxton Locks

Bradgate Park

Nottingham Castle

Things to do

Multi-level climbing walls

Assault courses

Swimming pool

Archery

Rifle range

Fencing

Zip wires

Water rafting

Kayaking

Laser quest

Quad bikes

CSI

Orienteering

Bushcraft

Cave mazes

Places to be

Visits will be made to several other fabulous attractions including:

The world-famous Rutland Water

Warwick Castle

Alton Towers which boasts some of the most fantastic rides and activities in the U.K.

Nottingham boasts an historic castle

Things to see

The home to the IPA HQ where many items are on display from all over the world

Home to Nottingham Forest FC and close neighbours to Leicester City Football Club

Visits to police stations within the Nottingham and Leicester area will be arranged to allow the young people to take part in realistic police training and be shown around several state of the art facilities.

Visits to places of historic and cultural interest have been arranged such as:

Stratford upon Avon home of Shakespeare

Foxton Locks

Bradgate Park

Nottingham Castle

Procedure for New Zealand Applicants

 

Any current IPA member who wishes to have their child, grandchild or great grandchild participate in a gathering should firstly contact their Regional Secretary to confirm the venue and dates of future IYGs, and to request application forms and other documentation.

The young people need to write a brief CV about themselves, and why they would like to attend the IYG, their interests and hobbies.

Documentation is usually found on the hosting countries website or the IAC's website.

Completed applications, endorsed by the regional committee, are to be sent to the Secretary General of the New Zealand section of IPA, (to reach her / him by 31st December in each year) who will arrange for all applications to be seen by the selection committee.

Once selections have been made, the decision will be communicated to all applicants and the appropriate regional secretaries.

The cost of participation is set by the host country. The NZ Section may contribute funds to cover all or part of the registration fees. Travel costs are, however, the responsibility of the applicant.

Visit the International Youth Gatherings page for more information.

Action Points when applying

What the panel looks for when submitting IYG application form:

  • Correctly filled in application form off the hosting country website

  • A covering letter explaining

  • Being trustworthy, reliable, ability to make sensible decisions.

  • Interest in developing skills further … leadership.. cultural..  positive role model

  • Previous travel, interest in participating in other cultures

  • See this as an opportunity to make contact/friendships with other YP some that may last a life time
     
  • Who is the IPA connection?  [Granddaughter, son etc]

  • See this as an opportunity to represent NZ and the NZ Section of IPA

  • A photo of the person

  • Letter of support and approval of short leave of absence from school

  • CV with Achievements / interests – copies of certificates always good

  • Letters of reference from employers [not always applicable but good if they have one]

  • Basically all that you would put into a CV

  • A copy of Passport

Organising an IYG

National Sections who wish to arrange IYGs will forward a written application to the International Secretary General not later than 90 days before the commencement of a World Congress or IEC Meeting. IEC approval is required at least twelve months prior to the proposed Gathering.

The International Secretary General will present the application to the PEB and if accepted, present the application as a proposal from the PEB to the next World Congress or IEC Meeting.

Further information is available for National Sections either by downloading the document below or contacting the office of the International Secretary General through your National Secretary General, ipanz.secretary.general@gmail.com


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