Neyland Youth Club News







Since relocating the Youth Club to The Skills Centre in 2015 our membership figures have remained high. Last term membership at the club rose to 67 with an average of 30+ young people attending our evening sessions. We were once again able to offer a range of activities from our ever popular cooking session on a Monday, to workshops on Alcohol Awareness and Cyberbullying plus regular competitions e.g. Food Challenges, Kitchen Olympics, Family Fortunes.

Arts and crafts proved popular; salt dough decorations,  paper mache masks, tea light holders are just a few of the things we made. We also had a long list of volunteers for face painting and henna art – those who wanted to be models and those who could paint! Last term we alternated our Youth Forum sessions with a Girls Group, this term we are alternating Forum with a Boys Group.
Thirteen members of the club travelled up to Cardiff on the Pembrokeshire Youth Trip to see Wales versus Japan. Some of the young people had never been to Cardiff let alone seen their national team play rugby, it was an experience they will remember for years to come.

Cllr Simon Hancock very kindly donated £250 to the Youth Club, we were able to put this towards the purchase of new sofas for our television room.  The Youth Forum had fund raising stalls at two Christmas Fairs and put the money they had raised towards the purchase as well.
Staff and members are looking forward to the lighter evenings when we can once again use the area outside for activities such as tennis, volley ball, barbecues and cricket. Planning is on a monthly basis with young people having an input on what they would like to do inside the club.
Youth Club Opening Times
Spring Term 2017
5.00 – 6.30 After School Club
6.30 – 8.30 Youth Club
5.00 – 6.30 Youth Forum or Boys Club
6.30 – 8.30 Youth Club
4.30 -.6.00 After School Club
All sessions are FREE and members have to be in Year 7 and above to attend

The Mayor, Dr Simon Hancock said ‘I fought hard to ensure that Neyland retained its youth club and I am delighted to see it go from strength to strength and I am pleased to help and assist the young people of the town in any practical way that I can.’