Hallowe’en fell slap bang in the middle of half term this year which gave us a great excuse for a gory themed October YPAG.  The group “decorated” the room with spider webs, spiders, pumpkin lanterns and bats.  Mike provided blood-filled syringe pens and the group had a chance to draw blood from dismembered arms.  Of course there was work to be done, commenting on information sheets for a quality of life survey, deciding on website icons and ranking the issues that most affected them while at school.  Lunch was provided and the researchers all brought trick or treat snacks so no excuse for going home hungry.  Evaluations from researchers were all very positive and the group members all seemed to enjoy the day.  If you are young and would like to join or you  know any young people aged 10 to 17 who might like to join us, please contact Mike mike.bell@bristol.ac.uk to find out more.  If you are a researcher and would like to consult the group about your research, contact Mike as well.