Working with ‘Your Moorlands’ Staffs CYP delivered a multi sports holiday activities programme with a group of young people specifically in the Craigside area of Biddulph, the young people took part in Football, Dodgeball, Quick Cricket, Rounders, cat and mouse,KanJam, tennis as well as Jewellery making.
As part of our extensive summer activities programme we are working in partnership with John Davey of Go Fishing on a fishing course, young people are taking part in a fishing project over 4 sessions learning about the basics of fishing, conservation and the environment, types of tackle and fish. This type of project is good to get young people away from tablets and gaming in order to appreciate the countryside and the natural environment.
We were proud to have been invited to support the Port Vale FC v Crewe Alex FC legends game on the 26th July 2015 at PVFC. We would like to say thank you to Damian Wright who helped to organise the event and did a great job, especially with the junior games which were really successful.
It was good to see how much everyone pulled together to raise money for charitable causes. For us it was great to see how much enjoyment all the young people had today and it showed a good positive image of young people and how they are part of a community.
On the 23rd July 2015 Staffs CYP delivered, in partnership with the AA driving school, a young people’s drivers awareness project.
22 young people from Kidsgrove and Chesterton learnt about safe driving,the four fatal consequences of accidents, how to drive a car safely and responsibly as well as how to maintain a car. The session was delivered in 2 stages, the first stage is the classroom learning session, where young people take part in an interactive lesson and presentation around road safety awareness with a big emphasis on issues such as alcohol, seat belts, mobile phones and speeding. This stage also enables young people to learn about the laws of the road and how to stay safe as a driver and as well as a passenger.The Second stage is more practical based where young people learn to drive the car with a qualified instructor on a site that is safe and secure.
It’s important to deliver these types of sessions in order to educate young people around safety as most accidents involve new drivers and drivers under the age of 21.
Sportivate Boxing project is a summer activities diversionary boxing training at Tom Lowe ABC. It’s important to engage young people in sport that challenges them and keeps them fit as well as giving them something to do with their free time. We are now in the 3rd week of our boxing project and the young people are showing good commitment as well as improving their boxing skills and fitness.
We had a good start to the Staffs CYP summer holiday programme, we are delivering a Crown Green Bowling project for 6 weeks at Clough Hall bowls club with the support of Dave Butler as part of the Sportivate programme. Local young people will learn the basics of the game including delivery, the rules and etiquette, competition play and scoring. The game encourages young people to work with older people in a game that requires skill rather than physical effort, it also promotes the game to a younger generation for sustainability of the sport.
Twenty four young people took part in our personal development day at Whitemoor Lakes on the 18th July 2015. The young people tested themselves in abseiling, high ropes course, leap of faith, assault course and zip wiring. Some photographs from the day are below (click on the photo for a larger image):
We are proud at Staffs CYP to have hosted our Annual Presentation event at Drayton Manor Park on Saturday 4th July 2015, this year we had 120 young people and adults attend to receive their trophies and awards from our President, The Lord Stafford.
We would like to thank all the young people, youth workers, parents and Volunteers who help to make Staffs CYP a success and hope you continue to attend our events and competitions that are coming up.
We would also like to thank Colin Bryan of Drayton Manor Park for hosting our event free of charge and giving the young people a great day out.
Photos from the event are below (click for larger images):
Great day at our Girls event on the 21st March 2015. Lots of young women were enjoying their pampering sessions as well as learning new skills and building their confidence and self esteem. Thanks to all our artists – they worked brilliantly with the girls.
There will be a boys only event coming shortly – check our news page regularly for more details.