The Clubs have been very successful and more than 120 children have participated each year.
The clubs are held at Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Fairway Centre and Britannia Road Childrens Centre.
Some of those who have grown too old for the clubs have continued as volunteer helpers, which is an indicator of the commitment felt by the young people.
There is a wide range of activities using games and sports equipment held at the clubs. Some one-of the activities are themed - cooking, crafts or specific fun topics that increase the children’s understanding about life in other countries and cultures, including ‘Mother’s Day’ and ‘Cowboys and Indians’. Bowling sessions are popular, and gardening is now being developed to encourage the children to think about healthy eating and the environment.
|A key stage in the development of the Saturday Clubs has been the involvement of the children in the decisions about what activities should be held. Feedback through question sheets and discussion adds to the decision-making process and increases the confidence of children and families.|