This year a new member of staff, Max Macintosh, has joined us for our Monday Youth Club session. Mondays have always been our busiest night and it is great to have four members of staff who are able to facilitate a range of activities with our members. We have been able to offer a variety of session’s e.g. Blow Painting, making Dream Catchers, Timed Challenges indoors whilst outside Cricket, Capture the Flag and Tennis have proved as popular as ever. Our themed nights have included; National Safeguarding Week, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, St David’s Day and a Valentine’s Day Mr & Miss Competition.
Attendance figures have varied from around 40 in the winter to single figures when we have had exceptionally hot weather. Our Youth Forum membership has also dropped, although those who have continued to attend have carried out fund raising for a social evening with the Twinning Group from Sanguinet , were successful in a Pembrokeshire Youth Bank grant application and have taken part in the Welsh Youth Parliament consultation. The grant was used to buy bedding plants which have been planted in pots at Neyland Community School, the remaining money will be used to buy bulbs which can be planted this Autumn ready for next Spring. We have also been given £100 from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, we intend to put this towards improving the appearance of the front of the building.
The Summer Programme this year offered the following; Skateboard deck build & design in the Youth Club, a trip to Rampworld Cardiff (indoor recreational facility for scooters and skateboarders), Court Out (a look behind the scenes at Court proceedings),TYF – Sea Change ( Two days of outdoor adventures) and a Welsh Residential.
Our social evening with the young people of Sanguinet was a great success; we had perfect weather, a fish and chip supper and enjoyed a game of cricket. Some of our members were able to practice their French language skills whilst others used a translation app on their phones, staff were able to discuss the communities they live in and the similarities between them.
Youth Club Opening Times – Autumn Term starting from 18th September 2017
5.00 – 6.30 After School Club 6.30 – 8.30 Youth Club
5.00 – 6.30 Alternative weeks Youth Forum or Hair & Beauty Club
4.30 – 6.30 After School Club
All sessions are FREE and members have to be Year 7 and above to attend