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.
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 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.
The picture below has just been dug out by one of our scout leaders. It was probably taken on June 2nd 1967. The young people involved would now be in their mid to late sixties. Do you think there is any chance anyone would be able to tell us anything about them, or about this event?
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.
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.
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.
Congresbury Youth Partnership are offering free Zoom sessions every Tuesday 6pm to 7pm for young people in school years 3 through to 7. If you child/ren are interested in trying it out, please send an email to Lucinda@Congsyp.org.uk
Avon and Somerset Police are helping to keep young people safe online during the Coronavirus pandemic, by promoting a new online safety campaign which supports parents to keep their children safe on their devices.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
Choirs start again with “TeenSing” sessions which are for anyone aged between 10-19, and are held at “The Old School Rooms, Congresbury” on Mondays from 5:45-7:15pm. £76 for 11 week term. Come and join us, and if you’re new, your first session is free!
Sing Out Loud UK wants to help you make this your “Year of Songs”! With our selection of choirs in North Somerset, there is a choir for everyone, and opportunities to develop your skills as well as learning new songs and refreshing old ones!
Registered 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)