Wallsend Boys Club...Helping Young People to Reach Their Potential
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30
Jun

Summer Social Action

As part of Wallsend Boys Club young volunteers programme, Our young volunteers work together as a group to plan social action, this involves helping out in their local community. Last summer they done a variety of things from volunteering in Richardson Dees park, hosting activities at the discovery museum to hosting their own free coffee morning.  
05
Jul

Wallsend Festival

This was a great day, with plenty of things to do for all the young people it turned out to be a fun packed day. The bus and the staff were inundated with young people, wanting to do different activities, the younger children enjoyed arts and crafts. Whilst the older ones, including parents, were more involved with the nail art and face painting. The day was a success, with all the young people interacting and participating extremely well with all the activities on offer.
16
Jun

Longbenton Hotspotting

Operation Hotspot is a multi-agency approach to tackle litter, anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and to provide free home fire safety checks. This is also an opportunity to engage with residents to give reassurance and assist in developing community pride. These areas are pre-planned litter, fire and anti-social behaviour hot spots. This campaign was delivered over a seven day period to allow partners to dip in and dip out as resources allow. Schools also supported the event by holding litter picks to coincide with Operation Hotspot. Youth work was provided by Wallsend Boys Club, two sessions from 6pm to 8pm on 17th...
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30
May

Adventure Sunderland

An excellent and action packed full day of water sport activities for the 8 young people involved. It was something none of our young people had tried before and unfortunately although there were many young people interested in attending the session we were restricted by group numbers for health and safety reasons. Everyone was kitted out with helmets and life jackets, then given a dry learning curve on the correct methods used in kayaking before then entering the water, where they developed skills in oaring, balance and moving. The afternoon session, revolved around learning how to surf from lying down...
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28
May

Kirkley Hall

This was a great experience for our 8 young people who took part, first the young people were given a great health and safety talk, informing the YP about risk assessments and the many hazards involved with the sessions planned. They were then fully kitted out with helmet, safety harness and correct ropes. The young people then had a full action packed hour of going up and down the zip wires, flying over a small gorge, which the YP really enjoyed. After the zip wire, were more team building and practical challenges, where the young people had to work as...
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26
Apr

Murton Horse Riding

On Saturday 26th April a group of young people went to visit Murton Equestrian Centre. This was a great day for our girls group, who firstly started by meeting there horses, which were all different colours and sizes and all with unusual name. They then went into a lesson in the indoor arena, they started to slowly walk with the aid of a volunteer guiding the horse, then developing into a trot. A few of the girls were very hesitant at first, but as the lesson went on the girls started to relax and really enjoyed them selves, they have...
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17
Apr

Outdoor Adventure Day

A rigorous full day of events, was planned at Whickham Thorns for our young people. The first activity was snow tubing, how they enjoyed this, tubing down a synthetic snow ramp was definitely their side of FUN. After this was a good old Archery challenge between two teams, and yeah team Phil won. Hard exercise was next on the agenda a half mile full assault course, by the end the young people had really enjoyed this but half of them were left panting. A nice break followed with this quick relaxation and lunch provided by the Boys Club. After dinner...
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05
Apr

Football Focus

On Saturday 5th April 2014 the B B C lunch time programme Football Focus came to the Memorial Hall Wallsend to host a live programme on Wallsend Boys’ Club. The programme lasting 50 minutes, was presented by Dan Walker with Alan Shearer, Alan Thompson and Mark Lawrenson on the panel. A specially invited audience of 200 people were in the Memorial Hall for the show, the front two rows were young Wallsend Boys’ Club player’s, who looked immaculate in their white dress shirts and Boys’ Club ties. Two of the founder members from 1938 Jack Carruthers and Bob Corkhill were...
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31
Mar

Youth Provision Events Calendar 2014

We will soon be releasing a wide range of events for our young people aged 12-19years to sign up to. Activities will include, Horse Riding, Sailing, High Ropes, Zoo, Water Sports, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Go Karting and Residentials. To find out about these activities and the chance to sign up to them join us on our facebook page: Wallsend Boyza.
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