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Youth Club

Come along to our youth club!

At the core of Britannia Youth Project, we run a youth club every Monday and Thursday evening for 8 to 19- year-olds at Britannia Village Hall.

These sessions are completely free of charge and all are welcome. You can simply turn up, and there is no need to register in advance.

If you’re a local young person (or their parent or carer) with a question about the youth club before coming along, please contact us on 07367 588790 or youth@wsfroyaldocks.org

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What to expect at youth club

There’s a wide range of activities on offer. Most weeks we have football, weights, table tennis, card and board games, Xbox and Wii, and laptops for revision and research.

We also regularly run other activities such as fencing, arts and crafts and cooking as well as special dance activities and ‘make your own music’ sessions with trained musicians.

Our youth club is open for ages 11-19 6-9pm on Mondays, and 6:30-9pm on Thursdays. Ages 8 – 11s are welcome to join from 6 to 8pm. We regret we can’t accept under 8s at youth club. Different times apply during school holidays.

With our colleagues from Active Newham and West Ham Football Club, we also run after-school fitness and football sessions from 5pm to 6pm on both Monday and Thursday.

Around twice a year, we also organise special events. These are led mainly by our young people. Come along, get involved and gain some great experience!

Britannia All Stars summer scheme

For three weeks every summer, we organise a popular holiday scheme, Britannia All Stars. It’s an exciting and varied programme that offers young people opportunities to connect, explore, learn and reach beyond their comfort zones. Last year, around 300 young people took part.

Our programme typically runs for three weeks of the school holiday. Our team of young leaders will decide the details of the programme and we expect activities to include multi-sports, arts and crafts, performing arts, digital activities, topical workshops and days out.

If you’re interested in attending, please contact us from April onwards at 07367 588790 or youth@wsfroyaldocks.org. Registration forms are usually available from Britannia Village Hall in June.

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Daytrips

Thanks to regular funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation, each year we usually organise at least four trips outside the area for young people aged 8 to 25.

Our young people make the decisions on where we go. Past trips have included visits to the Lee Valley White Water Centre, Jump Giants and Flipout! Ask at youth club for more information.

What you’re saying...

 

"Youth Club is a place you feel free to experience new activities and try new opportunities. A place you are able to bond with other people. And a place you are involved to achieve things you didn't know you could." –  youth club member, 17 years old

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"Youth Club gives me a sense of belonging in this area I wouldn’t have without it. I've made so many good friends here.” – youth club member, 16 years old

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My confidence and aspirations have grown hugely since I started coming. The youth workers actually welcome you, value you, listen to you and want to involve you in everything" – youth club member, 16 years old

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"Youth club has helped me become more social – get out of the house (my comfort zone), meeting new people and making friends.” – youth club member, 15 years old

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“I have developed skills, experience and confidence (so much confidence!) That will help me for LIFE!!!" – youth club member, 15 years old

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"Youth Club has definitely helped me become a better person - it's helped me stay out of trouble at a time when others were getting into antisocial behaviour, dealing and fighting.” – youth club member, 16 years old

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“It’s given me family, friends, something to look forward to each week.” – youth club member, 18 years old

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"I have a better idea now than ever before of where I want to go and what I can achieve in life. It’s also amazing looking back to see everything I've come through.” – youth club member, 18 years old

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“Without the youth club, it’s hard to see what I would have ended up doing or where I would be right now" – youth club member, 16 years old