Over the last year, the Parish Council have increased the services provided for young people in the village. We currently fund and deliver the following sessions:
Teatime Juniors currently has some 20 young people registered to attend, of which around half attend each week. The group spends about an hour taking part in physical activities within the main hall, followed by a snack, crafts, quieter activities and discussion for the final hour. The group has begun to work much better in recent months and are keen to try new experiences.
Teatimers meet every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm at Queens Hall for school years 4-6.
For further information contact Cate: email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER BREAK
Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Parish Council has also taken on the management and delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for local young people aged 14+. This is a significant investment from the Parish who have taken on the responsibility from Bradford Council who are no longer able to fund the scheme.
We have employed an experienced DofE Award Coordinator and support team to deliver expeditions and weekly training sessions for all award levels.
For Duke of Edinburgh inquiries contact Lindsay: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plans for the Future
Outreach and older children
The Parish youth work team carried out six weeks of outreach work around the village earlier in the year. Those that were consulted expressed an interest in a confidential information and advice service.
Joe Fearnley who runs the fitness classes at the Queens Hall has expressed an interest in working with the young people to deliver fitness classes over the summer. The Parish Council have agreed to finance a 6 week programme for young people aged 11+
There are a number of other groups and organisations running activities for young people in the village, and one of the tasks for the Parish Council is to work with them to better identify and consult on gaps in provision and share resources. To this end, The Parish Council have proposed the formation of a Youth Committee with representatives from each village youth group.