Here’s an update on what is happening at the Rascals Youth Club which happens on a Thursday evening during term time. Great to hear about the good work going on and thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard for this important outreach.
Catherine Duff reports:-
When we started Rascals on 6th March 2014 we had no idea if it would be popular or not. In those first few weeks the number of children that came along took us all by surprise…….one week we had 53 children!! We knew that the number would drop off as children either took to it or not, but our numbers 2+ years on are averaging between 35-40 each week. We try to vary what we do to keep the children interested, and over the last 2 years we have had some great nights. Theme nights; t-shirt painting; sports nights; food tasting; owls; 999 night; dogs; disco; movie nights; human hungry hippos; dodgeball; hockey; line dancing; circus night; plus the usual table games, Hama beads, Barbie, Playmobil & arts. We will soon be finishing for the summer holidays and have another great few weeks planned. Including “A right Royal Birthday” and a bowling night. Rascals would not be possible without the wonderful volunteers who give up their time on a Thursday evening to help run the group. And I know that the children really enjoy it, as so many of them who started with us are still with us!! Why not come along and check us out? Every Thursday during school term, 6-7pm. Ages 6-11 years old. £1 + 25p/50p tuck shop.