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Youth Partnership awards

Eddie, Macey, Finn, Ellie, Robert, Caleb, Codie, and Chloe with their awards

Congresbury Youth Partnership’s (CYP) annual awards which were due to happen in April were finally presented last week. The award winners, their families plus representatives from the various organisations that had nominated them were able to take part in an open-air celebration on the playing field in Congresbury. 

CYP would like to thank the organisations who took part, Jo Williams and Keith Abbott for their help on the night and the Yeo Valley Lions for sponsoring the event.

Marie Broomfield: Moving on

It was also a sad evening saying farewell to two people who have been involved with CYP. Marie Broomfield is being assigned to another area and will no longer be our PCSO. She has become a very familiar face around the village and will be missed by all residents.

Sarah Storey: Joining the management group

Sarah Storey has worked with young people in the village for the last 16 years providing advice, friendship and comfort to those in need of support. Initially she ran the Youth Club through the North Somerset Youth Service before joining CYP.

The CYP Management committee would like to thank her for her constant enthusiasm and commitment to our organisation. Fortunately, Sarah is not severing all links with CYP and has agreed to join the management group.

Congresbury Youth Club

Summer Holiday activities get the go-ahead

Youth Club have arranged the following fun events in the first two weeks of the Summer Holidays for your child to attend.  It goes without saying that there will be strict Covid-19 guidelines which will need to be followed. Once you have booked your child onto activities you will receive a copy of the guidelines but be rest assured that we will take every precaution to make sure your child will be safe.

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Music and singing for infants

Top of the Tots

Here’s an idea for activities for younger children who are not of school age to do in the daytime.

I run Top of the Tots (music and signing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers) on a Friday morning. Throughout lockdown I’ve been running the classes online and as it is likely that Children’s Centres will remain closed for the time being I’m continuing to do so. I’m looking for new members as some children are leaving to go to school in September. Do message me if you’re interested.

A message from Children’s Hospice South West

Dear all,

Our local Children’s Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Wraxall has been operating during lockdown over the past few months to provide vital support for families. However, fund raising opportunities have dropped dramatically.  

Mendip Friends fundraising group which is based in Congresbury currently has a butterfly competition for children. The closing date for the competition is the end of July and to enter send pictures of your coloured butterflies to www.facebook.com/CongVirtualFete  or www.newcreationchurches.org.uk/community/love-congresbury/congresbury-village-fete/congresbury-virtual-village-fete or post this form into the church office post-box at St. Andrew’s Church. 

Please do take part in this and we would be very grateful for any help you can provide. Our Justgiving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chswcongresbury

Many thanks for your help Jackie Hampson (Congresbury Volunteer)

Bike security

Police officers in North Somerset are encouraging those who had new bikes for Christmas to get them security marked.
On Sunday 26 January between 9am-3pm officers from the Worle beat team will be at Sainsbury’s carrying out security marking of bike frames – in an effort to deter thieves.

Youth group relaunches 100 Club

Congresbury Youth Partnership have relaunched their 100 Club and welcome new and returning members. £12 buys entry to 12 draws during the year. 50% of all monies is given out in prizes. The remaining 50% supports the work we do with young people.  To join please e-mail 100club@congsyp.org.uk for details, or pop into the youth club after school any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3.15 to 5pm.  Hurry and join!  First draw at the end of October.

Launch of computer ‘Code Club’

FREE taster session at Congresbury Youth Club  between 4.30pm and 6pm on Monday 1st October. 

Aimed for children aged between 8years – 12 years old.

Young people and parents can come and find out what it’s all about, and register to join us.   Subsequent sessions will  be scheduled every Monday of term time,  at times from 3.30 until about 6.30, depending on demand.  They will  cost  £1.50 per session, and initially equipment will be available to borrow.  Keen new programmers may eventually need to buy themselves some equipment, perhaps a  Raspberry  Pi of their own to work on at home, but no need to do so immediately.  Our tutors will advise you. What is a Raspberry Pi?   It’s a tiny computer, cheap enough that young people can experiment with programming it themselves, and through our project can develop coding skills to produce simple games, control models and much more. We can also help you with the programming language Python, which you may need for your IT homework.

If you are a young person interested in joining this group, come along on Oct 1st, or contact cidercot.alex@gmail.com

Check out:  https://www.codeclub.org.uk.  Our club may not be exactly like this, but it gives you an idea.

If you are an adult with any time to help, please let us know.  Skills are not essential.    We need tea-makers as well as computer programmers, though a  knowledge of both would be perfect, of course.

 

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Code Club

CODE CLUB is a new opportunity for young people in Congresbury, aimed at young people aged 8 -15 who are interested in learning the basics of computer programming.

FREE taster session at Congresbury Youth Club  between 4.30pm and 6pm on Monday 1stOctober. 

Subsequent sessions will be scheduled every Monday of term time, at times from 3.30 until about 6.30, depending on demand. They will cost  £1.50 per session, and initially equipment will be available to borrow. Keen new programmers may eventually need to buy themselves some equipment, perhaps a Raspberry Pi of their own to work on at home, but no need to do so immediately. What is a Raspberry Pi?  It’s a tiny computer, cheap enough that young people can experiment with programming it themselves, and through our project can develop coding skills to produce simple games, control models and much more.  Volunteer tutors will also help you with the programming language Python, which is taught in our local secondary schools. If you are a young person interested in joining this group, come along on Oct 1st, preferably with a parent who can sign you up, or contact cidercot.alex@gmail.com to find out more. If you are an adult with any time to help, please let us know. Skills are not essential. We need tea-makers as well as computer programmers, though a knowledge of both would be perfect, of course.

Check out:  https://www.codeclub.org.uk.  Our club may not be exactly like this, but it gives you an idea.

Baby Paddlers – Swimming Classes

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Baby Paddlers specialise in Swimming lessons for children from birth to four years, helping them to develop in the water from the special first splash, to their first kick and the all-important first swim. 

We run classes at Redhill House Hotel on a Friday afternoon and in Weston Super Mare on a Saturday morning. We offer competitive prices, whilst ensuring great quality baby swimming lessons and a fantastic service – something we are happy to say our customers agree with. To find out more visit: https://www.babypaddlers.co.uk/baby-toddler-swimming-classes-north-somerset/ or email us at team@babypaddlers.co.uk

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BabyPaddlers/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BabyPaddlers/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Baby.Paddlers/

Volunteers needed by police

Avon & Somerset Police have set up a new support group and are looking for volunteers.     

As a Volunteer in a Circle of Support and Accountability (‘Circle’), you’ll make an important contribution to preventing sexual abuse by helping reduce the risk of further sexual harm by a known perpetrator.

A Circle is a small group of carefully trained and selected Volunteers who meet regularly with an individual who has been convicted of sexual offences (or with harmful sexual behaviour). Volunteers hold the individual to account for their behaviour and support their safe reintegration into the community. They work closely with the responsible statutory organisations.   Read more

Do You Need Child Care?

vowlesRegistered childminder with 15 years experience currently has vacancies in Congresbury. Pre-school and school, drop off and pick up available.
£4 per hour – inclusive of food, trips etc
Contact : Catherine- 876681 (home) 07900526781 (mobile)

Leaping Learners – Congresbury

LeapingLearnersFun educational classes for pre-school aged children and their parents/carers.

  • Phonic Frogs – learning letters and sounds
  • Mathematical Frogs – exploring numbers, shape, space and measures
  • Story & Rhyme Time Frogs – traditional/modern stories, fairy tales and rhymes

Interactive and engaging activities taught be a qualified teacher. Please contact Anna for further information. www.leapinglearners.co.uk     or      email: info@leapinglearners.co.uk