While Youth Clubs are rapidly disappearing across the country due to a lack of support from Local Authorities, our Youth Club is thriving. We have run a Youth Club at St Margaret's for many, many years because we believe that we have a responsibility to our local community to provide a safe, friendly location for young people to engage in recreational activities. We have approximately one hundred members that regularly attend our Friday evening sessions - many who do not attend St Margaret's C of E Junior School.
Our rules are few - Follow instructions, Be respectful to adults and Do no harm - simples!
Youth Club runs from 7pm until 8:30pm, and is open to pupils in Years 5, 6, 7 & 8. Young people attending the Youth Club will be able to play football, pool, table-tennis, basketball, Xbox, and other such activities. There is also a tuck shop. The Youth Club takes place in the Junior School hall, and out on the playground and field. As far as is possible, we will always try to make sure that the young people are able to go outside and let off some steam. It would therefore help us if you would make sure that your child is wearing clothing suitable for the weather. Obviously if it is raining very hard, we will be unable to play football outside and on those evenings we will try and provide alternative activities (craft, film, etc).
The Youth Club is staffed by volunteers, all of whom have been cleared to work with young people by the Criminal Records Bureau. We would be interested in hearing from any parents or carers who would be interested in helping with the youth club on a regular basis, or once every so often.
Entry to the Youth Club is £1.50 per session. If your child wishes to attend Youth Club, please download and fill in the consent form below, and send it with your child to the Youth Club Session. Please make sure you fill in all sections of the form. You will notice that there is a section that needs to be signed by your child. This section sets out our expectations of your child whilst they are at Youth Club, and the possible consequences if they are unable to respect the leaders, other youth club members or the facilities and equipment. Please make sure your child has read and understood this before they sign it.