The twice weekly Junior Club for young people aged 5-9 helps along the way of independence, friendships, learning new skills in a safe and secure environment. For over 14 years the St Andrew’s Junior Club’s trained staff and changing programme of activities has provided a feeder to the Senior Club.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
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"St Andrew’s Club is such a triumph – and continues to live up to its long and proud reputation. Its purpose, support and distraction embodies all the good work needed to help the mental health and wellbeing of our local young people – my particular passion.”
There is a continued need to provide a safe, secure and welcoming service to this age group since the local Abbey Club closed down 14 years ago, as well as give respite for some parents who after its closure approached St Andrew’s for help.
Junior Club provides a step along the road of prevention and diversion, providing safe early age engagement with social and learning opportunities. This helps keep them off the street and out of trouble. It is easier to encourage attendance at the older Senior Club once they leave juniors, with a good social network and comfortable with the fair rules of the Club. Parents can leave their children between 6.00-8.00pm on Monday and Wednesday term time evenings and have some time to themselves.
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