October 30, 2023

10 Year Celebration of Outdoor Employment Programme!

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On Wednesday 15th November, Young Bristol are celebrating 10 years of our Outdoor Employment Programme!

Young Bristol's Outdoor Employment Programme (formerly known as the Instructor Training Scheme) was founded in 2013, where we have welcomed 30-60 trainees onto the programme each year! The programme offers young people 12 instructor qualifications in a range of outdoor activities, with a training process that allows them to meet local employers such as SS Great Britain and Redpoint Climbing Centre.

We have seen some outstanding successes from the programme, with at least 80% of the trainees starting further education, training or employment within a year of their first session. The Outdoor Employment Programme has become a huge asset to young people in Bristol, and we are proud to be celebrating 10 years of success with the programme!

Our set guest list will join us from 6:30pm, where they will enjoy champagne and canapes on arrival. We plan to hear from former and current trainees who have been through the programme, who will discuss how the Outdoor Employment Programme has positively impacted them!

Located at SS Great Britain Harbourside Kitchen, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, BS1 6TY. Paid parking is available at the venue.

To find out more about our Outdoor Employment Programme, click here!

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June 20, 2024

Young Bristol's Young Volunteers receive new uniform!

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to purchase our Young Leaders their own uniforms. Our 8 Young Leaders were excited to feel like part of the team with their new Young Bristol branded hoodies.

Across our Community Youth Club network, we have a number of young people who are excited to join our voluntary team as young leaders! The role of our Young Leaders is to support the staff team and junior young people by running their own sports or crafts activities. Our Young Leaders also help with other jobs throughout sessions at their club such as running the Tuck Shop and supporting registrations.

Young Leaders also help new young people to settle into the new environment. The team do this by introducing new young people to our current groups that attend and make sure they get involved with team sports and craft activities, which will help them to form new bonds!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust who provided us with the funding to purchase our Young Leaders uniform! If you would like to learn how you can become a Young Leader, click here to find your local Youth Club or contact us!

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June 18, 2024

Join our Summer Holiday Clubs 2024!

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

Our Summer Holiday activities at our Community Youth Clubs are kindly funded by the Holiday Activity Fund, supported by Bristol City Council, The Department of Education and Your Holiday Hub!

We are pleased to announce we have a confirmed list of dates for our Summer delivery!

Ashton Vale Club for Young People

  • Monday 29th July, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 30th July, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday 5th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 6th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday 12th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 13th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday 19th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 20th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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

BS14 Stockwood Youth Club

  • Tuesday 30th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Looked After Children)
  • Tuesday 6th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Looked After Children)
  • Tuesday 13th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Looked After Children)
  • Tuesday 20th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Looked After Children)
  • Thursday 22nd August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 27th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Looked After Children)
  • Thursday 29th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Address: BS14 Stockwood Youth Club, Stockwood Lane, Stockwood, BS14 8SJ

The Grove @ Bedminster Down

  • Monday 29th July, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 31st July, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday 5th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 7th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday 12th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 14th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday 19th August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 21st August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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 for more information

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June 13, 2024

A warm welcome to our Fundraising Coordinators!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of India Crawford, Fundraising Coordinator and Louis Goldspring, Fundraising Coordinator!

India has experience of working with young people as both a Teaching Associate and a doctor based in Bristol. She has also previously helped with fundraising, supporting educational opportunities in the UK and abroad. India is looking forward to working with the Fundraising Team, ensuring Young Bristol can continue to make a positive impact through its programmes and services. Outside of work, India loves to cook and bake – and tries to balance this with a mix of long walks, cycling and Pilates!

Louis recently graduated University, studying Politics and International Relations. He has also worked in the charity sector since graduating, where he has worked as a Street Fundraiser for a homelessness and housing charity. Louis also had experience coaching young people in cricket. Louis is excited to join us as part of the Fundraising Team, where he plans to help us to secure funding for our current and future projects, as well as helping us to continue supporting young people. Outside of work, Louis enjoys sports - in particular cricket!

We hope you will join us in welcoming India and Louis to the Young Bristol team!

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June 10, 2024

Join our NCS Aspire Programme!

Young Bristol are offering a NEW five-week programme called "Aspire" for 16-17 year olds, where they will learn the skills to become world ready and work ready! The programme offers the opportunity for you to meet new people and make new friends!

Each session will be based around a number of different themes and activities to help you learn practical life skills such as: cooking, sports, discussion activities, planning budgets and decision making.

Each week, our sessions will be based at Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Silbury Road, Bristol, BS3 2QE, from 3:30pm - 6:30pm. Each programme will be split into three parts across the year. To take part in our programme, register your interest here!

Programme 1

Part 1

  • 26th June
  • 3rd July
  • 10th July
  • 17th July
  • 24th July

Part 2

  • 18th September
  • 25th September
  • 2nd October
  • 9th October
  • 16th October

Part 3

  • 8th January
  • 15th January
  • 22nd January
  • 29th January
  • 6th February

Programme 2

Part 1

  • 7th August
  • 14th August
  • 21st August
  • 28th August
  • 4th September

Part 2

  • 30th October
  • 6th November
  • 13th November
  • 20th November
  • 27th November

Part 3

  • 19th February
  • 26th February
  • 5th March
  • 12th March
  • 19th March

If you would like to find out more about our NCS programme or would like to register your interest, click here!

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May 31, 2024

Young Bristol host interclub dodgeball tournament

This week, we finished off the May Half term by hosting an Interclub Dodgeball tournament for young people across our Community Youth Club network to enjoy!

Avon Youth Club kindly facilitated our Dodgeball tournament, where we saw representatives from Avon Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People and The Grove @ Bedminster Down, to compete and win this years dodgeball competition.

The day saw young people take part in a junior and senior category, with a round-robin format. Each round consisted of 3 games, where young people competed against each other to win the most points and secure a place in the final!

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May 29, 2024

Young people take part in The Canoe Test 2024!

This year, Young Bristol organised NABGC's 58th annual Canoe Test!

Through the bank holiday weekend, young people from Young Bristol and those associated with the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs took part in The Canoe Test 2024. The challenge took place over four days, with participants paddling down the River Wye.

Young people completed this challenging event, with some achieving up to 100 miles of canoeing! The event taught all participants some life-changing skills in addition to canoeing, such as preparing their own food and setting up their own tents to camp in, which they can continue to use on future adventures.

The four days of canoeing down the River Wye was all under the expert guidance of Young Bristol's Commercial Activities team, ably supported by a number of volunteers, all giving up their bank holiday weekend to to ensure all young people participating in this years Canoe Test had an amazing experience!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this years Canoe Test a truly unforgettable event full of learning, laughter and friendship-building!

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May 20, 2024

Young people visit Glastonbury Festival!

This month, we were pleased to take a number of young people who attend our Community Youth Clubs and Outdoor Employment Programme to visit Glastonbury Festivals site!

We are pleased to be partnered with Glastonbury Festival this year, with a number of our trainees attending the Outdoor Employment Programme volunteering at the festival!

Last week, Glastonbury invited a number of our young people to join them on the festivals site! Young people received a full site tour and were able to see behind the scenes as well as the iconic stages being built!

After an amazing tour of the site, the group then went on to paint bins that are planned to be used across the site! Young people and staff got stuck in and painted some incredible and creative designs.

I knew bin painting would get the young ones really engaged but I was also pleasantly surprised to see how much the older trainees and enjoyed getting stuck in. It was really great to hear the comments on the coach home about how much they really enjoyed the day!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Glastonbury Festival for inviting our young people to leave their mark at this years festival. We hope to continue working together and hope to get involved with future activities on offer!

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May 19, 2024

Fundraising at AJ Bell Great Bristol run 2024!

On Sunday 19th May, 9 runners signed up to run the AJ Bell Great Bristol run, to raise money for Young Bristol!

Our 9 runners set off from the heart of Bristol City Centre and lapped around some of Bristol's most iconic landmarks and enjoyed the scenic views. The group that chose to fundraise for Young Bristol, set off from the starting line in the morning, and crossed the finish line with impressive lap times. Each of our runners pledged to raised a set amount, and each one smashed this target! Thank you to the group for all your fundraising efforts!

Thank you to our 9 runners who took part in the Half marathon in aid of Young Bristol!

If you are interested in taking part in a third party fundraising event for Young Bristol, click here to learn how you can fundraise for us.

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May 10, 2024

Booking now open: May and Summer Outdoor Activities 2024!

We are pleased to announce that booking for our May and Summer Outdoor Activities is now live!

Join Young Bristol and experience the thrill of the great outdoors! With a range of activities on offer, from paddling Bristol's own Harbourside to climbing through an underground adventure, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Book your Outdoor Activities sessions here!

3 Day Wet, Wild and Wicked - £120pp

This is an intensive programme of back to back activities. From navigating through caves to mastering paddleboarding, rock climbing, archery, kayaking, bushcraft, and orienteering challenges, experience a wide range of adventures and activities. Find out more information and book your Wet, Wild and Wicked session here.

  • Wednesday 24th July 2024 - Friday 26th July 2024
  • Tuesday 30th July 2024 - Thursday 1st August 2024
  • Monday 12th August 2024 - Wednesday 14th August 2024
  • Tuesday 20th August 2024 - Thursday 22nd August 2024

Paddle Power Development Course - £80pp

Two days of back to back activities, embarking on a development course, tailored for young adventurers who are eager to advance their canoeing and kayaking skills. Previous attendance to a Half Day Kayaking session is recommended to make the most of this opportunity. Find out more information and book your Paddle Power Development Course here.

  • Monday 5th August 2024 - Tuesday 6th August 2024
  • Tuesday 20th August - Wednesday 21st August 2024

Full Day Wet and Wild - £45pp

Channel your inner Robin Hood as you learn archery skills and embrace the art of bushcraft, alongside cooking over an open fire. Then experience the aquatic thrills with kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding across Bristol's iconic Harbour. Find out more information and book your Wet and Wild session here.

  • Thursday 8th August 2024
  • Tuesday 13th August 2024

Full Day Wet and Wicked - £45pp

Spend the day with us learning about the basic paddling techniques and enjoy playing fun, confidence-building games that encourage balance, agility and teamwork. You will continue to work with your team mates to build a raft and paddle your team to victory. Find out more information and book your Wet and Wicked session here.

  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024
  • Friday 2nd August 2024
  • Friday 9th August 2024
  • Thursday 15th August 2024
  • Thursday 22nd August 2024

Half Day Kayaking - £20pp

A perfect session for beginners, and those with a little experience. Spend the session learning about the basic paddling techniques and take part in fun, confidence-building games that encourage balance, agility and teamwork. Find out more information and book your Half Day Kayaking session here.

  • Friday 31st May 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 24th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 29th July 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 30th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 5th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 12th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 19th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday 23rd August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Half Day Paddleboarding - £20pp

A perfect session for beginners, and those with a little experience. Spend the session with us learning about the basic paddling techniques and enjoy playing fun, confidence-building games that encourage balance, agility and teamwork. Find out more information and book your Half Day Paddleboaring session here.

  • Wednesday 29th May 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday 30th May 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 29th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 31st July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7th August 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Monday 12th August 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday 14th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 19th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday 23rd August 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Half Day Caving - £20pp

A perfect session for beginners, and those with a little experience. Explore an underground labyrinth with lots of twists and turns, gentle and more challenging climbs and crawls. From large inviting entrances to a superman’s squeeze, Adventure underground while having fun, building confidence and seeing unique rock formations all under the illumination of nothing but your head torch. Find out more information and book your Half Day Caving session here.

  • Monday 29th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday 8th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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