PM Training

Staffs CYP are happy to confirm we are working in partnership with PM Training to provide various team building activities for their new apprentices.

PM Training are the biggest training providers in the area and they are committed, as we are, to providing many varied enrichment activities that support the personal and social development of their apprentices.

Team building activities promote motivation, creativity, leadership, supportiveness, encouragement and problem solving, as well as interpersonal skills all needed to make up a real team person, all something that young people need in the modern working environment.

HUBB Foundation holiday sessions

We are privileged to be working with The Hubb Foundation which is part of Synectic Solutions in Burslem delivering sports and arts session to many young people and their families in Stoke on Trent. The aim of the Hubb foundation is to provide quality activities and meals so that NO children go hungry and also have a fun exciting day as well.

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Kidsgrove Rotary Intergenerational Tenpin Bowling Night

What a great night we had at the Kidsgrove Rotary intergenerational tenpin bowling event with members of the Rotary club and young people from Talke Youth Club. There were two teams, boys v girls with adults and young people working together to hit them strikes. Intergenerational work is an important aspect of community cohesion where young and older learn from each, engaging together to build understanding and respect.

Staffs CYP have received funding from kidsgrove Rotary to support Kidsgrove and Talke youth clubs and Staffs CYP and our young people are proud to be associated with such a hardworking, friendly and worthwhile organisation.
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SPACE Summer Activities Programme 2018

Engaging young people in positive activities is a key priority to Staffs CYP, and working in partnership with Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police Fire Rescue and Crime Commissioner, on the 2018 SPACE programme saw young people of Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle taking part in lots of great and exciting activities over the 6 week summer period.

Space is all about giving young people the opportunity to build on their skills, improve their fitness and get involved in some fun, positive activities. What’s not to love? when you’re bouncing in a Zorb ball, fishing on the banks, riding roller coasters at Drayton Manor Park, hitting the hills on a mountain bike, racing in a dragon boat at Rudyard Lake and much, much more, Staffs CYP delivered 32 fun action packed sessions to make young people’s summer a summer they will never forget.

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NABGC National 5 a side football competition

In June Staffs CYP took 3 teams of young people to take part in a National 5 a side football competition at Goals in Manchester, with stiff competition the young people played really well but didn’t make the finals, but they are enjoyed the day and went home winners in Staffs CYP’s eyes.

Well done Fegg Hayes seniors, Fegg Hayes Juniors and Chesterton Juniors.

 

May Half Term Holiday Activities

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Positive activities for young people delivered by Staffs CYP and Generously funded by Staffordshire Police and Crime commissioner Matthew Ellis.

May half term holiday activities’ proved popular with lots of fun, exciting and interactive activities taking place including AA Young Driver Awareness day, Zorb Football, Drayton Manor park trip, Indoor Climbing and Tenpin Bowling, with over 80 young people taking part it was a great fun packed week, so roll on Summer holidays.

The Birks Outdoor Centre 2018

It was our pleasure to support The Kings CE School Kidsgrove with their annual trip to the Birks outdoor centre in the beautiful Duddon Valley in the Lake District.

With 3 staff and 14 young people sharing the Birks centre it was bound to be a fun and action packed week away. Whilst we were there we took part in many walks around the local area and did some local sightseeing at Conniston.

During free time the young people got involved in many fun activities and games as well as helping to cook the meals for everyone.

The week was good for the young people’s personal and social development, whilst learning new skills and supporting each other.

 

 

Kidsgrove Rotary Intergenerational Quiz

As part of positive community cohesion work that we deliver, Staffs CYP held an intergenerational quiz night in partnership with Kidsgrove Rotary Club and some of our young people.

20 adults from Rotary and 11 young people worked in teams together to see who was the smartest in a fun, interactive learning quiz, whilst enjoying each others company, creating respect and learning from each other. We feel its important to for generations to work together, to feel wanted and respected in communities, to understand and respect each other and to support each other.

Watch out for our next intergenerational activity, Crown Green Bowling in July.

Thanks to our friends at Kidsgrove Rotary Club who help to sponsor Youth Clubs in the Kidsgrove area.

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Easter Holiday Activities

Positive activities for young people by providing Easter holiday activities kindly funded by Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Staffs CYP delivered lots of great diversionary and exciting activities over the Easter Holidays to engage young people in a positive and fun way, from fishing to trampolining, girls pamper session to Drayton Manor park and more, over 90 young people of Kidsgrove had a great Easter thanks to Staffs CYP and Matthew Ellis.
Look out for more exciting holiday opportunities in May half term.

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February Half Term Activities

Wow what a fantastic week during February half term 2018, we delivered many varied and exciting activities such as a cinema trip, tenpin bowling, football, archery and to finish it off on the Friday we had a massive fun day held at the YMCA. Over 250 young people took part in the activities giving them something positive to do in their free time.

 

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NABGC National Pool finals

Every year Staffs CYP host the National Pool finals for the ‘National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs’ of the UK.

Young people from all over England and Wales take part in this acclaimed pool finals, with some fantastic pool play taking place with over 70+ competitors its a great day for competitive pool at its highest level.

With Staffordshire already having our very own under 16 National Champion in 2016, Jack Baskerville of Kidsgrove, the 2017 finals did produce another winner for Staffordshire with Jake Brayford from Chesterton winning the Under 19 category and Ryan Cooper of Chesterton coming runner up in the under 16 Category.

Detached Youth Work sessions

Staffs CYP deliver detached youth work sessions on the streets around Kidsgrove to engage with young people providing advice and guidance as well as offering alternative activities.

Building positive relationships with the young people is crucial for trust so we can work in an alternative and diverse way, often just sitting and talking to young people and giving them a warm hot chocolate is enough to engage them so we can build relationships to signpost to diversionary activities.

Often all young people want is ‘somewhere to go’ and ‘something to do’ detached youth work can fill this gap by engaging with the young people on ‘their turf and terms’.

With Thanks to Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis for his Generous and ongoing support who funds the Detached youth work project.

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Indoor Football Session – Kidsgrove

On a Thursday evening between 8:00 and 9:30pm at the Kings CE school sports hall, we deliver a football development session which enables young people to play against each other in a 5 a side game. The sessions are very popular and are good for health and fitness as well as enhancing young people’s footballing ability. The sessions are good for combating anti – social behaviour and to give young men aged 15 to 21 something positive to do with their free time.
The session has been going for 3 years now and are very popular with over 20+ young men attended regularly.

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12 youth clubs with 73 young people took part in our tenpin bowling competition held at Festival Park Hanley in February. With lots of fun and young people striking those pins down there were plenty of winners.

All of our competitions are free to enter for any youth groups, if you would like to attend any of our events or competitions please get in touch.

 

Oakamoor Hill Climb Charity Fundraiser

 

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Staffordshire Clubs for Young People are a registered charity that relies on donations, grants and our annual fundraising project which is the Oakamoor Hill climb, based in the beautiful Village of Oakamoor in the Staffordshire Moorlands. its an exciting day that is full of fun for all the family.

On 3rd September 2016, a dozen cars assembled on the bridge over the River Churnet in Oakamoor to re-enact the 1906 Cotton Race up Star Bank to The Star at Cotton. After the obligatory photo shoot, the cars returned to the Churnet Valley to carry out a series of demonstration runs up Carr Bank, which was closed for the afternoon. Deemed a success, Carr Bank found itself in the limelight once more as fifty cars took part in the 2017 Oakamoor Hill Climb Revival. Lots of people attended the event and it was again a great success for Staffs CYP.

Again this year’s fundraiser is at Oakamoor where we are recreating a famous pre-WW1 speed hill climb on Saturday 14th July 2018 during the Oakamoor Festival weekend. The Chairman of Staffs CYP, David Leigh, had the honour of being High Sheriff last year and so Staffs CYP became his chosen charity during his shrieval year. As last year’s fundraising event was deemed a success, it was agreed to organise a bigger event this year, with the backing of the Festival Committee. Do come and support us on the day – it should be a wonderful occasion!

For more information and how you may sponsor or bring your car or even attend as a spectator please go to     http://www.oakamoorhillclimb.org.uk

 

School Holiday Activities

As part of our positive activities programme Staffs CYP see the benefit of offering young people various activities in the school holidays to help reduce boredom.
Giving young people something positive and constructive to do in their free time reduces anti social behaviour and contributes to the young people’s personal and social development.