Seeing Double at Urban Hope

19 February 2013

Joy writes...

Last term was very exciting for the Junior Club team as the clubs membership doubled between September and December. 60 young people are now Junior Club members and over 40 come along each week.

We have a lot of fun with the group playing games, doing arts and craft activities and drinking hot chocolate (with whipped cream and marshmallows if they're really good!)

Junior Club, which is for 8-11 year olds, is so important to us because for many young people it is the very beginning of a relationship with Urban Hope that will last through to adulthood.

On of the explanations for the rapid membership growth is our partnership work with Rotherfield Primary School.We work closely with the school to help year 6 pupils make the big leap from primary to secondary school. Through school visits to Urban Hope and weekly Junior Clubs we offer children a place where they can talk to safe adults, meet up with their friends and have a break from some of the pressure of change.

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