Session Times

Young people are welcome to come and take part in free sessions that are led by a qualified Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker and a team of volunteers. We aim to increase provision for young people to participate in regular art, music, drama, healthy cooking, computer and media activity and support young people to reach their full potential.   For any other activities suggestions are welcome – its your session.   The Young People Sessions are on Mondays 4 – 6pm for ages 10 – 11 and Thursdays from 5 – 7pm for ages 12 – 16.  There is also a Young Mens session on a Wednesday from 6-8pm .If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me: Tom Nielsen Youth Worker T: (01948) 258220 E: tom@btcc.org.uk   Beechtree Community Centre, Claypit Street, Whitchurch. SY13 1NT.

Being Healthy

The Young Men’s project enjoyed healthy eating on Wednesday night. Back by popular demand the group made BBQ Beetroot Burgers!

This year the Young Men’s group have worked really hard to promote health and well-being. Young people have taken part in various healthy cooking activities and enjoyed discussions about diet, health, body image and the risks of smoking and alcohol.

The young people said the Beetroot Burgers were great! In addition, we feel that it is vital to provide young people with a safe stimulating and educational place to socialise and have these discussions so that they can reach their full potential.

The Young Men’s group meet on a Wednesday night 6 – 8 pm at the Beechtree and is for ages 12 – 18.

Tom Nielsen, Youth Worker

New Youth Group Launched At The Beechtree

A NEW group called the D.A.I.S.Y (Disabled All Inclusive Social Youth) group has been launched in response to demand from local parents and young people.

Open to children with a disability up to the age of 18, it is a new addition to the activities at The Beechtree Youth Project which already meets 3 times a week. The group will run term time only on a Wednesday between 4pm and 5.30pm.

Jobina who runs the group approached me about setting up this group because there is a lack of activities in the community aimed at young people with additional needs. Jobina will be delivering arts and crafts activities, group games for social and life skills and this project will also be a great place for children and their parents/carers to socialise with each other.

Working with Jobina, I hope that we can provide plenty of opportunities for children and young people with additional needs to reach their full potential.

If anyone needs any more info on this or any of the other youth groups we run then please do not hesitate to contact me at the Centre on 01948 258220 or via email at tom@btcc.org.uk

Tom Nielsen, Youth Worker

Chocolate Games

Each person throws the dice in turn. If you throw a six, put on the hat, scarf and gloves. With the knife and fork you are free to eat as much chocolate as possible before somebody else throws a six. This carries on until all the chocolate has been eaten. The aim is to obtain as much chocolate as possible. This game is particularly popular with the group – to be fair, anyone who likes chocolate is usually more than happy to play!

It’s all in the Teamwork

We recently had an evening of team work games with the Monday night group. They had a go at Marshmallow and Spaghetti Tower where they had to build the tallest free-standing tower using only Marshmallows and spaghetti – the winner was a whopping 23cm high!

The group also really enjoyed playing “Toxic Waste” where they were equipped with some string and rope, and the group had to work out how to transport a bucket of “Toxic Waste” and tip it into the “neutralisation” bucket.  This game was really popular and the young people really enjoyed engaging with it, using their initiative, thinking and using their imagination.