Newsletter (Sept 2013)
Summer Holiday Programme
Over 220 young people attended and enjoyed the mix of activities on and off the bus. A number of young people took the opportunity to talk one-to-one with youth workers about issues such as family tensions, alcohol, drugs, education and relationships.
We also had bookings from the Cottenham and Swavesey Locality, to be part of their Family Sports Afternoons around the locality. We had great weather for most of the events and enjoyed a combination of outdoor sports, painting and computers.
Changes this Term
Sam has made an excellent contribution to the work of the charity whilst developing the skills needed to further a career in youth work. The charity held an informal bowling and nibbles evening for the staff to say farewell and were able to present him with a bus keyring, bus driver badge and vouchers.
You will be able to see Sam again at our AGM (see below) where he is guest speaking alongside Steve Cheal (The Rank Foundation).
New Term New Programme - From September 2013 the programme of youth work sessions looks like this:
Mondays 4pm - Eversdens
Mondays 7pm - Oakington
Tuesdays 4pm - Burwell
Tuesdays 7pm - Soham
Wednesdays 4pm - Haslingfield
Wednesdays 7pm - Comberton
Wednesdays 7pm - Caldecote (building based)
Thursdays 4pm - Traveller site
Thursdays 7pm - Cottenham
Fridays 4pm - Benwick
Fridays 7pm - Littleport
Sam Crump (Youth Development Worker) who came to end of contract in Aug 2013 (see article above).
Youth Work in your Village
Would you be interested in having visits from our youth bus in your village. Or have us help you run a building based youth club. From April 2014 we will have slots available in our programme. Please get in touch.
Our AGM is open to all interested parties and is being held on Tues 29 Oct 7:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Impington. Guest Speakers: Steve Cheal-The Rank Foundation and Sam Crump. Please let us know if you would like to attend.
Youth Work in your Village
Caldecote Youth Club
Youth Club Opens
The result is that on 18 September a new weekly youth club was opened in the Pavilion. The club is run by Connections Bus Project youth workers and local adult volunteers with a committee of young people who make the decisions. The youth committee were able to secure a small amount from the Parish Council and raise the rest from a Big Lottery (Awards for All) grant.
The first session saw 29 young people attend, with a very positive atmosphere of helping to set up, checking equipment and catching up with the youth workers.
The club is still short of a few local adult volunteers. If you live in Caldecote and would be interested in helping then please get in touch.
Well done Paul
The clip below is Paul and Alan (CBP Project Manager) discussing the challenge on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Bus On Radio Cambridgeshire 27 June 2013 by ConnectionsBus
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