The Youth Centre Blog

July 3, 2019

Good weather, sponge footballs, hula hoops and giant jenga

Hello Readers,

We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and looking forward to the long summer holidays.

In May we continued to prepare for the Summer Fayre. The young people enjoyed the good weather and the use of new sponge footballs, hula hoops and giant Jenga for their outside activities. We closed for a week to allow the NTP to use our room as a backstage area, in support of ‘Made in Dagenham’. Our final week before half term was themed around ‘wellbeing’ of the body and mind. We had information available on healthy diets, living, mental health, stress and exercise, discussions on known ways to relieve stress, free fresh fruit, a word game and an exercise survey. We also introduced new alternative methods to alleviate anxieties or stress by way of; back, foot and manual or battery powered head massage, smells and Chinese balls of life. The members were keen to try these new, to them, ideas.

Our clubs are now supporting the Hallswood animal sanctuary and the Hogmedods hedgehog support by collecting empty crisp packets which they recycle for cash. If you would like to recycle more feel free to add to our collection during opening hours.