Creetown Initiative’s Youth Work Team runs Creetown Senior Youth Club on Thursday nights at the Creetown Youth and Leisure Hall. The youth club is for young people in S1 – S6/age 17/college and is open 7pm – 9pm. The team is comprised of Amy, Jody, Stacey and June.
Each session costs £1 per young person and there is a tuck shop, which is very popular with the young people and stocks sweets and drinks. Different activities are organised for each week, including sports nights, arts and crafts, t-shirt designing, film nights, pizza making, baking, smoothie making, quiz nights, games nights, xbox, PS4, talent nights and so on. However, these activities are not compulsory; young people are welcome to come along, chill, listen to music and socialise with their friends.
We run film making workshops too and our young people have made many film. Check out our Film Making page to see our films.
We also organise people to come in to the youth club to run specialist activities or give talks. In the past we have worked with Dave Groves from NHS Building Healthy Communities who taught healthy cookery and the young people have prepared and cooked from raw ingredients pasta dishes, chilli chicken garlic, healthy beef burgers, healthy coleslaw and fruit kebabs with chocolate sauce. We have also had a sex education talk from Kirsty McKie from the NHS, a HeartStart emergency lifesaving course from local HeartStart practitioners, Dark Skies workshop with Elizabeth Tindal Ranger, a talk from the local Cadets branch, a good citizenship talk from Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and a body art session by a local artist, among others.
Even more exciting, we organise trips for youth club members! Past trips have included water sports at Loch Ken, horse riding at Calgow Equestrian, outdoor activities at Laggan Outdoor Centre, Blair Drummond Safari Park trip, go-karting and bowling in Ayr, rock climbing and snowboarding in Glasgow, cinema trip to Newton Stewart, pantomine trips to Theatre Royal Dumfries, trip to Edinburgh, Youth Beatz Music Festival, and week long residential trips to London and Newcastle!
The youth club is open to any local young person aged 11 – 17; just come along and give it a go!
For more information, please contact Amy-Dee Watson on 01671 820654, firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop into the Creetown Initiative Office.