10th November 2018 – YOUTH CLUB MEMBERSHIP TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Due to the incredible popularity of the Youth Club, we have to temporarily close the membership to new members once again. The club has a capacity of 40 members each week but has over 200 members on the books, of which 80 attend regularly. If attendance drops below 30 we will open up the membership again. Sorry for any disappointment this may cause. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please email email@example.com.
In the mean-time, there are plenty of other youth clubs in the area. Windmill Hill (St Edmonds Hall) on a Wednesday 7-9 and Street Youth Club (Strode Road) Monday and Thursday 7-9
Since 2013 we have provided a Youth Club which operates on a Friday evening 6.30pm-9.00pm term time costs just 50p a week. We also run a tuck shop and any profits made are used to buy resources.
The club is run by Katherine Clarke and the Mendip YMCA and supported by a number of volunteers. All staff and volunteers hold enhanced DBS checks and have received safeguarding training.
In 2015 the club was awarded the ‘Safe and Welcoming‘ benchmark from Somerset Youth and Communities Service. The benchmark ensures the club is completely safe with regards to accessibility, health and safety and safeguarding.
On the first Friday in a new term the club is closed for planning. Club reps are invited to join the youth workers and volunteers to let us know what they would like from their club.
Every week the club offers free-flow activities e.g. air hockey, table tennis, board games, music and crafts. There are also planned issued based activities which are delivered in a fun and engaging way. We might talk about bullying using stop frame animation or healthy eating by making some yummy healthy food. All the activities are based on our member’s interests and needs.
Several of our members also represent the club on the Glastonbury Youth Council. All members are encouraged to get involved in the wider community.
We send out a dedicated Youth Club newsletters once every half term, this is a chance for parents and guardian to see what we have been up to and what is planned for the coming weeks.
You can also keep up to date with all the latest youth news by visiting the RBB Youth Facebook Page
You can see out British Sign Language training session video here.
Any young person wishing to attend the club must get their parent or guardian to complete an emergency contact and consent form. Any young person wishing to attend the club must get their parent or guardian to complete an emergency contact form and consent form. Download one here: YOUTH-CLUB-CONSENT-FORM.
Each member must sign to say they will follow the club rules. (They are reviewed each year with the members)
For more information contact Katherine Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org