Following last Monday’s terrorist attack young people from right across the city have been emotionally affected by the tragic events that took place. Many of our local young people went the concert on Monday night and many others had friends who attended.
As next week is half term drop in sessions have been arranged for young people and their parents to attend to provide emotional and wellbeing support to those young people who need it. A team of trained and experienced professionals will be available onsite at the venues and times below in order to provide information and advice to students and parents, to promote the emotional health and wellbeing of children, during this particularly difficult period should they need it.
It is our pleasure to announce that the Youth Zone was nominated for two awards in 2016. One for Manchester Sports Awards, Youth and Community Sport Project which unfortunately we didn’t make the finalists for. We were also nominated for the Be Proud Awards Unsung Hero Group of the Year 2016. We made the finalists. Lance, one of our staff; Clover, our Chair; Steve, a volunteer and Tobija, one of our young people went along for the awards ceremony at Manchester Town Hall on December 2nd. It was a fantastic evening, they were treated to a lovely three course meal before the awards ceremony began. BMCA Youth Zone won the award for Unsung Hero Group of the Year 2016. We would like to thank our three nominees Maureen, Elliot and Rudi for giving us the opportunity to be celebrated for some of the great work we do here on the Merseybank Estate. We would also like to congratulate the other two finalists in our category, Anson Community Shop and Barakah Food Aid.
BMCA Youth and Play team were selected as one of three play providers in the Manchester area to be involved in a case study, which has a report presenting the findings from a small-scale research project that explores the value of playwork provision for children, their families and the wider community in Manchester. Towards the end of last year, Stuart Lester may have spoken to some of you about the impact of our Junior Club and Junior generation sessions on your children and families. The report is attached to this post, feel free to click the link and read all about the findings. Link:The value of playwork provision in Manchester
Today is our last Junior play session until after Christmas so there will be no Tuesday or Thursday session until 2016. Our Tuesday and Thursday sessions will return on 12th and 14th January.
If you have booked a place on the Panto trip we are meeting at the centre at 10am and will return approximately 6pm. Please don’t forget to provide a packed lunch for your child.
If you have any questions I will be around the centre during next week so feel free to contact us.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break and we will see you in the New Year.
We have a open access summer playscheme available for the next two weeks beginning 20th July. There are two age ranges with the younger children’s session for 5-8 year olds in the morning 9.30am-12pm and the older children’s session for 9-14s in the afternoon from 1-3.30pm.
The activities on offer span a wide range from sports, arts to group games, imaginative play and cooking. There’s also a free breakfast club from 9-9.30 for all children.
Places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis so please arrive early to secure a place. For more information see Lucy or Daniella.
There are no Junior Club or Junior Generation sessions now until September but there is a two week playscheme to access starting next week. See Lucy or Daniella for more information.
All FM will be delivering an exciting new music project every Wednesday from BMCA offering 13-19 year olds the opportunity to take part in workshops with professional musicians developing new talents or refining existing talents. If you’re 13-19 years old and have an interest in music, come down to the taster session on Wednesday 21st May 4.30-6pm. For more information see Lucy or email Christine on christine@ALLFM.org
If you have balls of wool in your cupboard which you no longer have use for we are collecting donations of wool for a upcoming craft project with the young people. For more information please call in the centre and ask for Lucy.