March 15, 2024

Our Easter Holiday Clubs 2024!

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Join Young Bristol and take part in our FREE Easter Holiday Clubs! We are open to all young people aged 8-19 across various of our Community Youth Clubs. From sporting activities to creative workshops, we have something on offer for everyone! A free hot meal will be provided to all young people.

Our Easter Half Term activities are kindly funded by the Holiday Activity Fund, supported by Bristol City Council, The Department for Education and Your Holiday Hub!

Please find below the current list of dates for our Easter Half term activities:

Ashton Vale Club for Young People

  • Tuesday 2nd April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 9th April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Ashton Vale Club for Young People are open to young people aged 8-19, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals. No booking required, just turn up!

Address: Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Silbury Road, Ashton Vale, BS3 2QE

Hartcliffe Club for Young People

  • Thursday 4th April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday 5th April, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday 6th April, 10:00am - 3:00pm - Barber project
  • Monday 8th April, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, trip to Crealy (spaces limited)
  • Friday 12th April, 10:00am, 2:00pm

Hartcliffe Club for Young People is open to young people aged 8-19. Booking is required for selected sessions, please attend the club directly for more information and to sign up!

Address: Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Gatehouse Avenue, Hartcliffe, BS13 9AN

The Grove @ Bedminster Down

  • Wednesday 3rd April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Grove @ Bedminster Down are open to young people in year groups 6 and 7, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals. No booking required, just turn up!

Address: The Grove @ Bedminster Down, 27A Cheddar Grove, Bedminster Down, BS13 7EN

To find out more about our Holiday Clubs, click here or contact info@youngbristol.com

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This Easter half term, we saw two weeks of Open Access and Holiday Clubs delivered across our Community Youth Clubs and Outdoor Activity Centre. We worked with new and existing young people, providing them with enriching opportunities and a hot, healthy meal!

Young Bristol's Easter Holiday Clubs, for young people aged 8-19, were located in 6 locations across the city, where our Community Youth Club staff and Outdoor Activities team ran extended evening sessions for young people! Our team were able to provide young people with a number of exciting activities, a free prepared meal and a safe space to have fun! Our programmes were free for all to attend, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals!

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  • 482+ contacts with young people
  • 29+ open access and holiday club sessions delivered
  • 50+ Free School Meals young people engaged with
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Young Bristol's Creative Writing Competition winners 2024!

We are delighted to announce that Peyton from Hartcliffe Club for Young People and Orla from The Grove @ Bedminster Down are the winners of our 2024 Creative Writing competition!

Last month, we hosted a Creative Writing competition across our Community Youth Club network. Young people from each club were encouraged to write a short poem or story to be entered into our competition. The creative pieces were shortlisted by Club Leader's and submitted to our judges

We received 8 shortlisted entries from across our club network, our judges chose a senior and junior winner from the range of amazing creative writing skills that were showcased in the competition!

The winner from our junior age group is Orla from The Grove @ Bedminster Down and the winner of our senior age group is Peyton from Hartcliffe Club for Young People! The pair were awarded with a framed and printed copy of their written piece and a £15 Amazon gift card each. Congratulations both!

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One of the workshops on offer was a graffiti workshop! Young people sketched their name onto a canvas, and then used spray paint and stencils to colour in their names! The group were then offered to create their own pieces using stencils and different spary paints. We saw some amazing artwork created, which young people all took home to hang on their walls! Thank you to Steven from Graffarty for running this workshop!

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After a long winter, with some severe weather conditions, The Grove needed a makeover, making sure our youth club was ready for young people use and enjoy throughout the Easter Holiday and during our open access evening sessions!

11  incredible staff members from SUEZ joined us at The Grove, where created a more visually appealing and safe environment around the club. During the day, the team got involved with litter picking, clearing out our sports cupboard, weeding, mowing the grass and clearing at the back of the club!

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4 of Core3's incredible staff members joined us at Hartcliffe Club for Young People, where, with the help of our Club Leader, created a more visually appealing and safe environment around the club. During the day, the team litter picked around the club, cut down overgrown branches that were growing up the fence as well as raked and cleared the back garden, preparing the area for new additions coming soon!

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This February half term, Young Bristol have offered a wide range of activities for all young people to take part in. From sporting to creative activities, we’ve had something for everyone!

This week, we hosted an Interclub football tournament at Avon Youth Club. We invited over 50 young people from across our club network that joined up to compete in the tournament. The day brought together young people from Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Avon Youth Club, BS14 Stockwood Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Sea Mills Boys and Girls Club and The Grove @ Bedminster Down.

The Interclub football tournament began with 11 teams playing 4-5 minute matches in a round robin format. Each game had a large group of supporters cheering them on from the sideline. While the teams were playing, Avon Youth Club had a range of activities for the young people to do while they waited their turn including football practice, pool and basketball!

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Last night, our corporate partner, Burges Salmon, kindly helped us to host our 2023 Annual General Meeting and Year In Review. The evening was well attended, with over 40 people joining us! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing about our impact and upcoming opportunities.

The evening began by hearing from Young Bristol president, Jonathan Webb. He kindly welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. Jonathan then kindly introduced Jamie Cameron and Victoria Matthews, Young Bristol Joint Chairs. They outlined the progress we have made with the Young Bristol strategy 2022-25 and the impact we have had across our Community Youth Club network.

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Ashton Vale’s Natwest Thrive Graduation with Marcus Rashford!

Last week, Ashton Vale Club for Young People joined a number of different youth clubs to take part in the final session of NatWest Thrive with Marcus Rashford!

Our first group of young people from Ashton Vale Club for Young People have graduated from the NatWest Thrive programme with Marcus Rashford! This amazing programme has helped young people think about their goals, learn new life skills and develop valuable money habits.

We heard some inspiring words for Luke Vernon, who hosted the NatWest Thrive graduation. He recognised young peoples achievements across the programme, and the group enjoyed virtually interacting across a Zoom call.

The group at Ashton Vale won a signed book after finding the most things around their club starting with the letter "t". They were able to collect 15 items in order to win the prize!

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