Code Club runs on Mondays in term time and is open to all young people. The club has several really good retired programmers who help members with Scratch, Python and Arduino, using computers and Raspberry Pi. At the moment, the club has capacity to take a few extra would=be coders. Interested people could drop in any Monday, between 3.30 and 6pm, to the youth club by the ball court in Congresbury and find out more, or contact Alex Ballard at email@example.com or 07894338995. Alex would also be interested in talking to adult volunteers who could help with these sessions.
New pre-school opens
Is your child ready for preschool? Are you looking for something different to inspire your child?
Pod Micro School, based in Congresbury, is now offering Preschool for 2 ½ – 5 year olds, including funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds.
What makes Pod Micro School different? We offer a childminder led preschool provision, this means we have small groups of up to six children so that we can build really strong relationships with the children in our care.
We are run by a qualified teacher and former headteacher, so our provision is educationally strong and ready to challenge growing minds, we are experienced in supporting SEND needs too.
We learn from our home base in Weetwood Road, our provision is all about learning outdoors – come rain or shine!
We go on adventures! Each session will involve a walk or a visit to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore and experience something new.
If you are interested in finding out more about our unique provision based then visit: www.podmicroschool.org
Open Morning! Friday July 8th, 9.30am – 11.30am – Come and meet us and see what we can do for your child! Limited Spaces – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Reading challenge 2021
Youth Partnership plans for post-lockdown future
Congresbury Youth Partnership are gearing up for a post-lockdown summer and looking forward to welcoming old and new members aged 8 – 14 back to our base at Congresbury Youth Club next to the ball court and the river, writes Alex Ballard.
We have a pool table, table tennis table, games consoles, Raspberry Pi’s and computers, and access to the adjacent ball court for games and the mobile skateboard ramps and jumps.
We have a couple of part-time youth workers, but the majority of our activities are supported by adult volunteers. Covid has rather knocked the stuffing out of many of our 70+ year-old longstanding volunteers, who don’t feel confident to come back, at least for the moment.
Some of us have been doing it for close on 18 years, and maybe don’t feel it’s our job any more anyway . I would hate to see things close down, but we’ve reached a point where some younger ones do have to step up. Are you reassessing your work opportunities and patterns post Covid, and thinking you could find time for us?
There are loads of fun things for you to do and share with young people including after school sessions, a Code Club, plus weekend and school holiday activities. Contact Alex on 07894338995 for more information and to let me know how you could help us.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Click here for some useful information from North Somerset Council
Library – Rabbits & chicks
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 email@example.com 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.
French for beginners
Local party entertainer
Junior Youth Club – Years 6 & 7
After School Club for Year 3 to Year 6
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.
Check out: https://www.codeclub.org.uk. Our club may not be exactly like this, but it gives you an idea.
Sing Out Loud
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
Happy New Year!
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!
Do You Need Child Care?
Leaping Learners – Congresbury
Fun 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: email@example.com
Mid Rural Network
Are you looking for something to do? Look no further! The Mid Rural Network is your one stop shop for information on what is happening in your local area. Click here to visit the site. Contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.midruralnetwork.moonfruit.com, Facebook or Twitter
Yeo Valley & Rural Outreach Children’s Centre
St Andrews Primary School, Station Road, Congresbury BS49 5DX. Click here for full information
Tel No: 01934 426643 Email: email@example.com
Contact: Debbie Pope