During the Spring Term term we continued to run our Friday night club from two venues. Club night is Fridays between 7pm and 8.30pm. Young people can choose whether to attend St Mary’s School for outdoor sport or Hampton Baptist Church for indoor games, crafts and cooking. In spite of some very cold and wet weather our dedicated bunch of children loved being outside and a Friday night snowball fight was very popular indeed! Indoors we continued to create wonderful crafts, chocolate making and a music session alongside all the regular games. A few new volunteers have joined our ‘craft team’ bringing new ideas and enthusiasm.
Although frustratingly slow, we are still working towards negotiating with Richmond Council to secure the project its own base at the St Mary's School site on Oldfield Road. We hope to have more news on this very soon.
Investing in our Young Leaders
Last term we ran our inaugural leadership skills course for our young leaders. Please look at our website to find a video that we made with the young people to tell everyone what they learnt.
This term thanks to teaming up with Anna Harris, now working at the Crossways Pregnancy Crisis Centre, we’ve been able to offer our young people a Healthy Relationships Course.
Designed by the ‘Romance Academy’ this course has ten sessions looking at subjects around self esteem and confidence, sex and relationships. We’ve run the sessions on Monday nights and have given the young people a safe place to hear correct facts and explore the issues. The aim has been for the young people to grow in self-esteem, confidence and emotional and relational literacy and to learn and practise the tools to make positive and informed choices to benefit them and others. We are pleased that nine young people aged 13-15 have taken up this opportunity and have been impressed with their participation.
Training our Volunteers
In February twelve of our volunteers benefited from an excellent course called ‘How to Motivate and Mentor Young People’. Run by Ruth Bradbrook at ‘Developing Youth Practice’ we gained terrific insight into this topic, including lots of practical tips to develop rapport and relationships with young people together with understanding motivation, encouraging change and raising aspirations.
Forthcoming Events: Family Games Evening: Saturday 21 April 6pm-8.30pm at St Mary’s Community Hall.
Please come and bring your family and friends too!
Tickets can be bought using the following link: http://bit.ly/2HAqPVH MTV’s 3rd Fundraising Car Wash: Saturday 12 May 9.30am-12.30pm at Hampton Methodist Church.
Please come and get your car washed by our young people
This month we would like to thank:
Anna Harris at the Crossways Pregnancy Crisis Centre for running our 'Healthy Relationships Course'
Bottomline Technologies for a further donation of £100.
Term Dates for the Summer Term:
Friday 20 April - Friday 20 July (except half term on 1 June)
7pm-8.30pm at St Mary's School (outdoor club)
and Hampton Baptist Church (indoor activities).
For more information please look at www.mtvhampton.org.uk, ring or text the club mobile 07469 147137 or email email@example.com