RWT Youth Programme
Since RWT began young people have been telling us there’s not enough for them to do outside of school. We know that there are lots of clubs and sports teams, but sometimes people just want a space to meet up with friends and just hang out or play games.
The geography of our area can also cause problems – we’ve always had a youth club at the Venue but many young people and children can’t get there.
For 2017 we will be trialling a youth club for our younger residents and have commissioned the Youth Federation to lead these sessions. Their youth workers have all the training and expertise and are experienced in setting up and running community clubs like this.
We’ll be posting all the details of where the bus will be on this page, and on Facebook so keep checking back for updates.
Christmas Party | Updated 15 Dec 2017
The Youth Club Christmas party last week was amazing. Beside the Youth Fed Christmas card competition, there was a buffet, hot chocolate, rice krispie cake making, quizzes, music and some people were making paper snowflakes.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Bonfire Night Safety | Updated 7 Nov 2017
Last week the junior section of the Youth Club did a session on how to keep safe on bonfire night and they made chocolate-dipped apples.
Senior Youth Club Announcement | Updated 28 Oct 2017
We're sorry to announce that the Senior part of our youth club won't be running for a few weeks. We've had a few problems lately and we need to make sure these are sorted for everyone's safety before we can continue. So the last club session was yesterday 27th October, and there will be no further 7pm club nights until further notice.
Our Junior club will be carrying on as normal at the Venue on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm, watch this space for details of what we'll be doing next week!
As well as the advertised paid roles, we're always looking for volunteers to help run our club. So if you know someone who might be interested please let them know. We can pay expenses and can provide training for anyone wanting to get more involved.
We're Hiring! | Updated 23 Oct 2017
We're looking for local people to help run our regular Youth Club at the Venue. You don't need to have worked in Youth Services before, as full training will be provided. For the full job spec and to apply follow the link to the Youth Fed website.
Session Lead/Part Time Youth Worker Vacancies
Responsible To: Operational Manager Youth Group Support
Starting Salary: Session Lead - £8.17 per hour
Part Time Youth Worker - £7.20 per hour
Hours: 5 hours per week
Location: Thursday: Rudheath (Venue)
An exciting opportunity within Youth fed to work with a network of voluntary, statutory and community agencies as a Session Leader or Part Time Youth Worker, to provide targeted centre based youth activities to young people in Rudheath. We are looking for individuals to work on a Thursday evening. You will be working with up to 20 young people a night between the ages of 8-11 years and 11-16 years delivering a variety of youth work sessions that are fun and engaging.
To apply please visit: http://www.youthfed.org.uk/work-with-us/ and complete online application.
If you have any further questions please contact: Natalieg@youthfed.org
Summer Party | Updated 2 Aug 2017
The Youth Club had their Summer Party last week. We started off with pizza, a buffet and mocktails to give us enough energy for all the fun and games.
Playstation, Connect 4, air hockey and face painting were on offer inside the Venue. And outside we played football, balloon tag and British bulldog.
The Youth Club is now at the Venue every Thursday. The younger age group is 5-7 pm and the seniors are 7-9 pm.
The Venue | Updated 21 Mar 2017
Kevin from New Era Boxing Club joined us at the Venue last Thursday. After using the rope ladder to warm up and work on our footwork, he taught us about stance and combinations. The demonstration was a big hit and he's since told us that a boy and a girl have expressed an interest in taking up boxing with his club.
After the session there was a kickaround in the main hall.
This week (22nd and 23rd March) we will be returning to Bethel Church.
Rudheath Leisure Centre & The Work Zone | Updated 11 Mar 2017
Over the last couple of weeks the Youth Bus has gone from strength to strength. The North Cheshire Victory Rollers have been to give us a demonstration of roller derby and we've played football, netball, table tennis, twister and rapidough.
You might have seen the bus featured in the Northwich Guardian too!
Next week (15 & 16 Mar) we're at the Venue on Gadbrook Road and New Era boxing club will be joining us.
Our Youth Bus launch was a great success! | Updated 24 Feb 2017
More than 100 young people attended our Youth Bus launch over two nights this week.
St Luke's Hospice kindly brought their double-decker bus 'Luke' along to Bethel Church and staff from the Youth Federation entertained children from all across the area with Jenga, bob it, Xbox, colouring, team games, drama, peg dolls and crafts. Hot chocolate and fresh popcorn were also being served.
Young people told us what sorts of activities they would like to see at future events and parents were able to sit and chat or learn more about the range of projects that we're currently running.
The next sessions will take place on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March at Rudheath Leisure Centre 6-8 pm.
Other stories you might be interested in:
It's a youth club. On a bus! | Updated 8 Feb 2017
Rudheath and Witton Together are delighted to announce the launch of our new Youth Bus, running in partnership with the Youth Federation and St Luke's Hospice Winsford.
The new club will run two nights per week, every week between February and November 2017, and all nights will be run by a team of youth workers from the Youth Federation.
Our Wednesday sessions are for young people aged 8-11 (or school years 4-6) and will run 6-8pm.
As well as a place to meet friends and watch films the bus will provide opportunities to get involved in a range of fun activities – from crafts to karaoke to chocolate eating contests - and anything else you’d like to do (within reason!).
Our Thursday sessions are for young people aged 11-16 (or school years 7-11) and will run 6-9pm. For this group there will be fewer planned activities and more time for gaming, watching movies and socialising. But we’ll also have experts around who can advise on managing your money or staying safe online, or anything else you’d like to ask them.
This is just the start. Once the bus is up and running we’d really like to hear from you about what you’d like to do, and as the weather gets warmer there are other activities and events we could run.
We will be launching the youth bus on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February, and we’ll be parked in the car park at Bethel Church, off Middlewich Road (CW9 7BF).
Both nights will run 6-8pm. The launch will be a great opportunity to come along and meet us and hear more about our plans – and get on the bus!
For future sessions the bus will be parked in the car parks at:
* Rudheath Leisure Centre, Shipbrook Road, CW9 7EL – Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March.
* The Work Zone, Northwich Railway Station, Manchester Road, CW9 5LY – Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March.
* The Venue Community Centre, Gadbrook Road, CW8 7JL – Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March.
A suitable location has been identified at each venue, and this area will be cordoned off to ensure safety of users. There will be access to toilets at all venues.
PARENTS! There are ways for you to get involved too, for starters why not come along and meet the team at our launch event, hear about plans for the bus and ask us any questions.