What a great year 2012 has been

Steve's baby daughter made amazing progress this week, or so his wife thought

STEVE CANAVAN: It was a lot of rattle over just a little roll

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Looking back at 2012, I can honestly say it was a fantastic year.

With the Olympics motivating and inspiring generations as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee putting those cherished traditions into practice, young people certainly had something to do.

As well as this, Portsmouth Youth Parliament, an organisation that represents young people in the city, launched its first ever culture event.

And this was a buzzing success!

There have been many unforgettable opportunities for young people throughout the city.

A frequent problem young people have with activities is that is all costs money. Nevertheless, 2012 was a year full of free or cheap things to do.

With 2012 referred to as a successful year for young people, it makes some wonder… what will 2013 be like?

There will certainly be plenty of representation for young people, as well as scope for making changes.

But with no Olympics or major royal events planned (apart from the new royal baby) what will happen?

Together, as a community of young people, we walk into 2013 highly optimistic and full of expectation about what the future might hold.