Whether in person or on zoom, WAM’s Youth groups we have continued to meet through the challenges of lockdown to provide an important time and space for connection. We will be meeting less frequently between Easter and half term, as we re-calibrate after a strange few months! However we are still providing opportunities for us all to meet and have fun together in our woodland. Here are the key dates:
All WAM Youth staff and volunteers have the necessary legal checks to work with young people, and we have various additional safety measures in place for online meetings.
Please contact email@example.com for a WAM Youth membership form and more details!
History of WAM’s Youth Groups.
WAM Youth has run a community youth group, elev8, at Encounter Church, Winchcombe on Tuesday nights for years 6 – 9 since 2013 and a variety of other groups since then for various periods including a Girls Group, Book Group, Kids Cafe and older Youth Cafe.
Over the lockdown we met via zoom on Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.15pm (school years 6-8) and 7.30pm – 8.15pm (school years 8-11).
Youth groups since September 2020….
We have offered a variety of covid-secure games and activities for young people in bubbles of up to 15.
Our youth groups are free, however we encourage parents/carers to sign up to support us with weekly donations through out 1000 coffees campaign, please see our Support Us page for more details.
TUESDAY BUBBLE YOUTH GROUP
School Yrs 6- 8 Tuesdays 6-7.30pm.
We usually divide our time between Encounter Church Hall, and Winchcombe Sports Hall for team games and challenges!
THURSDAY BUBBLE YOUTH GROUP
School Yrs 8-11 Thursdays 6-7.30pm.
We create space for young people to hang out with their friends over activities in No 9 Gretton Road, and head over to Winchcombe Sports Hall for some ball games.
Year 8’s may choose which of the two youth groups to be a part of.
Throughout the year we run trips and events, e.g. we regularly go surfing, camping, we’ve been to lasertag, ice skating, played bubble football and been out for a meal. We hope to be able to resume these outings as soon as we are responsibly able!
If you have a young person wanting to get involved with above groups please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a WAM Youth Membership Form and more details.