You club temporary change in opening times

Dear Readers,              

We hope you are well. enjoyed half term and looking forward to the good weather to come this summer.

We need to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances the youth club/s are not open as usually advertised this term. 

The Tuesday Senior Club will only be open the first Tuesday of each month and the Wednesday & Thursday Junior Clubs are only open every other week. Please see below for the list of opening dates;

Tuesday’s: June 7th & July 5th for school years 8-11, 7-9pm

Wednesday’s: June 15th & 29th for school year 5-8, 6.30-8.30pm July 13th 

Thursday’s: June 9th & 23rd for school year 5-8, 6.30-8.30pm July 7th & 21st 

The above arrangement is for this term only, opening dates of the Youth club/s will change again in September, we will keep you inform via the newsletter or you can  contact Kerry at kjyouthwork@hotmail.co.uk if you would like any further information.

Kerry Johnson

Taverham has a young resident standing for Youth Parliament this year

We hope you are well, enjoyed half term and looking forward to Easter.

During January our members enjoyed making chocolate crispy cakes, decorating tiles, eating cheese toasties and chocolate Brioche, playing outside games and another week young people created their own Pizza’s. 

I have the pleasure of informing you (if you have not already heard) that Taverham has a young resident standing for Youth Parliament this year Jack Hauge, if you have not heard of this organisation please use the link  British Youth Council | People – UK Youth Parliament (byc.org.uk) to find out more information. Anyone between the age of 11-18 can vote in this process at a registered station. Jake is also one of our valued young volunteers at the Junior youth club.

After February half term we began expecting new members as we have managed to increase the staff team, so all clubs are now open for new membership. The £1 entry fee includes all activities, unlimited squash, and fruit bowl.

If you would like any further information about the youth club/s please contact Kerry on 07887 950002 or email at

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2022

We would like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2022 and take the opportunity to Thank all our (young and adult) volunteers for their support during the past year, we could not open without them. 

During November we re-introduced FREE snack food in addition to the FREE fruit bowl and squash which is all included in the £1 entry fee. 

We also welcomed some new adult volunteers to the team, as well as a few young volunteers. We are looking forwards to working with them all in the new year. Photo is “experienced young volunteer in the kitchen showing the new young volunteer the ropes!”. 

Since being fully open from September we have enjoyed an increase in membership but are no longer able to except any new members on a Thursday Junior club until further notice. Once we have increased the staff team, we will be able to welcome new members again. We will keep you informed of our progress. Our young members are all enjoying the opportunity to socialize in a safe friendly environment. 

For Youth Club opening times see page 23 of the Newsletter.

If you would like any further information about the youth club/s please contact Kerry on 07887 950002 or email at kjyouthwork@hotmail.co.uk 

Kerry Johnson

Merry Christmas from the Taverham Youth Centre

Dear Readers,             

HELLO – We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2022 😊 We are pleased to be able to inform you all that the Taverham Youth Clubs are now fully re-open in the building.

Although the clubs in the building had been closed for the last 18 months your Parish Council continued to provide youth services for our younger members of the community. Initially during the first lockdown, welfare checks were made to our members and their family. We then opened Online Youth club/s via Zoom for many months, delivering games, Quizzes, scavenger hunts, art activities and wellbeing parcels. Young people were hand delivered activity packs which contained various items for construction, decoration and gift making with the intention to increase their positive mental health. This was predominantly funded by a grant from Broadland District council. We would like to take the opportunity to thank them for their financial support during this testing time. In the summer we opened for meetings on the field with arts & craft, general socializing opportunity and team games with free fruit. On the last week of term, we arranged for the local Ice Cream man to visit, and we treated all the members to a 99 Ice cream.

Since being fully open from September we have enjoyed an increase in membership but are no longer able to except any new members on a Thursday Junior club until further notice. Once we have increased the staff team, we will be able to welcome new members again. We will keep you informed of our progress. Our young members are enjoying the opportunity to socialize in a safe friendly environment.

Opening times: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pm for years 8-11, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30 – 8:30pm for years 5-8.

If you would like any further information about the youth club/s please contact Kerry on 07887 950002 or email at kjyouthwork@hotmail.co.uk

Kerry Johnson

Visual quiz of Who’s flag? Scatagories and News 2020 quiz

Dear Readers,                                                                                                

We hope you looking forward to the fast approaching spring and warmer weather that comes with it  😊                                   

During December we played a visual quiz of Who’s flag? Scatagories, News 2020 quiz, Name the Santa photo quiz, Christmas anagrams, Pictionary, Bingo, Christmas word search and a member also delivered their own quiz. Kerry wore an Elf hat one week and a Santa hat during the last session of the year. Members wore Christmas jumpers or outfits.

In addition to the virtual youth club/s we are delivering, we have also been making activity pack to send home to our members. The goods were purchased through a grant from Broadland District Council and will provide art and craft items for the members to use at their leisure. Please see the photo of the large pile of items to be sent out over the next few weeks.

We have also had a third young member of staff join our team during this Virtual period. Our young staff are a valuable addition to our friendly team. 

The nights are now long and often boring, particularly for young people faced with the regular choice of; get on with the homework or have a quick game on the console. Well now they have a different option!

If you know someone in school years 5, 6, 7 or 8 (the last 2 years of Junior and first 2 years of High school) let them know what we are doing. We are open to new and existing members, once they have signed up, they can attend as often as they choose, once a week, term time only. Membership is free, attendance is free.

We use the ZOOM app and meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

Your new Virtual Youth Services are funded by the Parish Council, who have not forgotten its young residents during this time of uncertain change. 

If you would like to join our On-line Youth club/s or find out about any practical support the new Virtual youth services can offer; contact Kerry on 07887 950002 or email kjyouthwork@hotmail.co.uk

Kerry Johnson

Preparing Christmas packs to our members and staff

Dear Reader, HAPPY NEW YEAR

We hope you enjoyed the Christmas period and are looking forward to the New Year ahead.

During November we enjoyed a Guy Fawkes Themed night with mask making, quiz and spot the difference. We also have played Countdown, Scatagories, Pictionary, Movie theme tune music quiz, various spot the difference and played an ongoing quiz set by a member.

We have also had a second young member of staff join our team during this Virtual period.

In addition to this we have been busy this month preparing the Christmas packs for our members and staff, to be delivered FOC to their door. For members in the bag there was a gift pack with bouncy ball, punch balloon, hat, sweets, pen, eraser, Christmas Tea bag and a card.

A make your own Christmas cracker, bauble and card kits, scratch art sheets and pipe cleaners for our future game of Pictionary with a twist! We also included a Chocolate advent calendar just to ensure they had a small,
sweet treat each day in the lead up to Christmas. For our fantastic staff we swapped the calendars for a tin of chocolates to show our appreciation of their support during this unusual and testing year.

The nights are now long and often boring, particularly for young people faced with the regular choice of; get on with the homework or have a quick game on the console.

Well now they have a different option!

If you know someone in school years 5, 6, 7 or 8 (the last 2 years of Junior and first 2 years of High school) let them know what we are doing. We are open to new and existing members, once they have signed up, they can attend as often as they choose, once a week, term time only. Membership is free, attendance is free .

We use the ZOOM app and meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

Your new Virtual Youth Services are funded by the Parish Council, who have not forgotten their young residents during this time of uncertain change.

If you would like to join our On-line Youth club/s or find out about any practical support the new Virtual youth services can offer; contact Kerry on 07887 950002 or email kjyouthwork@hotmail.co.uk

Kerry Johnson





Happy Christmas and Welcome to a new member of staff

Dear Readers,

We really hope you are well and looking forward to Christmas – a time of being together, to remember that whatever this year has brought us, there is always hope that next year will be better.

During October we announced the first new young member of staff to join our team during this Virtual period. He has already designed, planned, and delivered a virtual activity. Everyone drew a picture of a member of staff, on presentation to the group we all had to guess who it was. Thank you, we all had a great laugh.

In addition to the various games we played we also enjoyed a Halloween night (with a bit of a difference). Dressing up was optional (unfortunately due to how we run our groups we do not share photos of members at present) but we can share a photos of staff who arrived dressed for the occasion. Also, during the session Kerry (the lead worker) made out she had a technical hitch with the video and had a black screen, on returning she had a gruesome mask on and made silly noises! We enjoyed a Halloween quiz which had some information on the history behind Halloween or we could say “Samhain”. We had a Quiz of Halloween music – Kerry played various themed tracks (and sort of danced with the mask on) while members and staff guessed the tune. We also completed a Halloween word search on screen, all participants can use a virtual pen to circle the words they spot.

The nights are now long and often boring, particularly for young people faced with the regular choice of either get on with the homework or have a quick game on the console. Well now they have a different option!
If you know someone in school years 5, 6, 7 or 8 (the last 2 years of Junior and first 2 years of High school) let them know what we are doing. We are open to new and existing members, once they have signed up, they can attend as often as they choose, once a week, term time only. Membership is free, attendance is free.

We use the ZOOM app and meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

We are hoping that in the New Year, we will also be able to offer Activity packs to members, delivered FOC to their door so members will have other positive activities to do before coming to the Youth Club. Watch this space – we will keep you posted.

We are very pleased to be able to inform you that we have been successful in a Grant application to Broadland District Council . We have been awarded £300. Our plan is to produce activity packs for members which will be FREE OF CHARGE and delivered to their door. These will include items for constructing, decorating, and displaying or as gifts to others. Watch this space for further news and photos of what is on offer for young people in your area.


Taverham Youth Club still open – Virtually

Dear Reader,
We hope you are adjusting to the Autumn/Winter air and wetter weather! Maybe you have planned some cozy nights in, as the nights draw in earlier. If not – why not come and join us for some fun, games and often laughter.

The management committee has fully risk assessed the possibility of opening but with regulations changing on a weekly basis we don’t think this is viable option at present and wish to offer some sort of consistency during this period so have decided to continue with the Online Youth Clubs, at least until the New Year.

If you (or someone you know) is in school years 5,6,7 or 8 then why not join our fun and games. We are open to new membership.

Dear Parent/Carer and member/s

We are writing to you to let you know about the new service/s that our members will be able to access while their usual youth club is closed because of COVID-19.

We realise that having youth work support is still important in these uncertain times, and so we want our members to be able to access their youth worker. This can happen in the following ways:

  • Online group sessions/Youth clubs through ‘Zoom’. Your youth worker will contact you with how and when these will be available. It is free to access and will be private to our group. We need to make sure that our members are safe when they go online, so we have included our Online Youth Work policy for your information.
  • Phone / video call support – Our member may want to have a private chat with the youth worker. This is still possible, and so you/they can make an appointment – the phone number and email details are above. We will also call you every so often, to see how you are getting on.
  • Activities – we want our members to have fun things to do, and so we can send you Links to; crafts, quizzes, information, and ideas of things to do while at home. We can also make sure that you have access to positive wellbeing and mindfulness activities to ensure that you look after yourself.
  • Resources – If our member finds that they need items/equipment to complete school/college work and are restricted by finance, transport or for other reasons please let us know. We may be able to help.
  • Special Online Youth club nights – Occasionally we will have themed sessions on either; Arts & Craft, Topics, Areas/Places or Cooking. Most of the items needed to participate in the activities will be sent to you/our member via post prior to the session, with instructions.

All participation is voluntary and does not have to happen every session/week. Once you have completed the Online consent form, the youth worker will let you know the dates and times of forthcoming Youth clubs. We would ask that you email the Youth worker to request an invite for the date/s they would like to attend. You will then receive an email of confirmation and invitation. Please do not share the invitation information with anyone other than our member.

Feel free to contact Kerry if you have any questions or concerns regarding our Online youth club or just need any other general support.

We look forward to keeping in contact with you.
Kind regards, Taverham Youth Work Team



Super fun Chinese themed night

Hello Readers,

We hope you enjoyed half term and are looking forward to the fast approaching Easter holidays.

In January we consulted the members on what activities they would like while they were making peg people. The young people also enjoyed bead art, making pom-poms, origami and a Chinese themed night with word search, quiz, hat making, chopstick challenge and noodles, spring rolls and prawn crackers.

TOP