St Anselm’s Senior Youth Club
Membership & Meeting When and where
The club is open to St Anselm’s parish youth and ex-pupils of St Anselm’s Primary School – i.e. secondary transfer up to 16 years of age.
We meet weekly through term time on Friday evenings in the Lower Old Church Hall from 7-8.30pm (exceptions leading up to school breaks and special parish event).
The Club provides a very important link for the members as the club continues to support them through the important transition to secondary school and into their teenage years within our Church community.
The Club seeks to offer the youth a safe, fun environment to continue on the path they have started, and to meet their friends on a regular basis. The Club aims to guide and prepare the members for all the pressures they have ahead of them.
There is no annual membership fee but we charge £1.00 per session to help towards equipment/materials.
Activities / Outings
Activities range from indoor games – table tennis, board games, soft ball games etc to arts and craft sessions, including cookery (using the onsite kitchen).
We will regularly plan trips; in such cases the original membership form will be used as the consent form, details will be given in advance for all outings.
During the summer months we may decide to take the young people to the common, on such occasions we will not provide prior written notice as the membership/consent form stipulates that advance permission is already given.
What’s New – Our new “Den”!
Last year we secured funding from Wandsworth Council. This funding has allowed us to transform a disused room in St Anselm’s church hall into an active meeting place and has given a much needed boost to the club, encouraged new members and will no doubt help us retain old members. It had had a significant impact for us all in offering the youth a safe, fun environment to continue on the path they have started, and to meet their friends on a regular basis as the Club works to help guide and prepare the members for the pressures they have ahead of them.
The funding (including additional funding from Sainsbury’s) has allowed us to buy practical resources (including the sofa,carpets, lighting and lockable cupboard etc.) but the most exciting resource is the new gathering area. It has been wonderful and educational having the members themselves heavily involved in how the new Den was developed and they are clearly proud of their achievements.