Given the many challenges and uncertainties created over the past year, we have set up a young person’s career mentoring programme. One of the most important and valuable things in life is having advice from those around us. If you ask successful people later in life about the ‘secret’ of their success, they will not point to a single event, but they will often point to a single person who took the time to talk to them and provide them with advice, support and encouragement when they most needed it.
We have a number of trained mentors who can provide advice and guidance to young people, between the ages of 16 and 18, who may be asking themselves some of the most important questions about their future studies and careers. A mentor will offer up to three 1-hour sessions to discuss career choices and provide advice. If you are interested and would like to be connected with a mentor, please contact Daniela at email@example.com.
Term time only.
Young people can use the sports hall (for the first hour) and the Thomas Gifford Room to meet up with others and chill out in their own space. There is a table tennis table, table football, board games and a large screen TV. We welcome ideas about what else young people would like to have available for their sessions. For further information, or to volunteer to help with these sessions please contact Daniela: firstname.lastname@example.org
Term time only.
Thursday 5-6pm. No need to book, just turn up and play or practise with others. Please wear sports shoes that are non-marking, clean and only worn indoors. For age 11+. Cost £3.
If your kids need to run off some energy, the sports hall will be open during the times below. We’ll provide soft toys, mats, balls, hoops etc. This is unsupervised, so parents or carers must stay with the children and be responsible for their safety and behaviour. Aimed at primary and pre-school aged children. £2 per child.
Friday 24th Dec – 10.30am-12pm
Tuesday 28th Dec – 10.30am-12pm
Friday 31st Dec – 10.30am-12pm
Songbirds baby and toddler group: Tuesdays 10-10.45am. Come along to sing with local musician Jenny Mahler. Jenny has directed, performed with and composed for choirs internationally and is experienced in offering positive and nurturing learning environments for children, having taught in Primary Schools for the past 5 years.
Price: £7 drop in rate, £24 for 4 sessions or £40 for 8 sessions
Term time only
For further information contact: email@example.com
Stay and Play: Wednesdays 10-11am. A play group for parents and carers with their children up to 5 years. A range of activities offered. An opportunity for parents to meet and support each other and for their children to develop social, personal, language and motor skills. Free, but with an optional suggested donation of £3 per family. Run by Anna Hawley. Biscuits and drinks available!
This session will continue through half-term
Toddler Gym: Wednesdays 11.15am-12. A structured session for 2½ – 5 year olds, accompanied by a parent/carer, aimed at developing physical and social skills, building confidence and having fun. Run by Jason Biles. £3 per child £5 for two.
For more information please contact the centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This session will continue through half-term
We are now running the following sessions in term time .
Football fun for 2-5 year olds.
Here is a little video of a session:Video
For more information see: https://www.supastrikers.co.uk/
Wednesdays 5-6pm. For girls and boys.
For more information see: www.cpdsports.co.uk
Charlbury Cornerstone and Community Centre are offering ‘The Learning Café’ – a community-led project to give learning support and help bridge the gap in education levels, designed to help parents and young people prepare for the future.
Learning support will be provided for pupils in Key Stage 2 and secondary school by our YTAs (Youth Teaching Assistants) with advice from professional teachers. For more information or to book learning sessions please contact the Cornerstone@stmaryschurch.co.uk, or call them on 819253.
We will comply with Covid-19 health & safety measures to facilitate safe learning.
Scrabble sessions, open to anyone, on Mondays at 2pm from 22nd November onwards. A £2 donation towards the cost of the room is requested. Please join us!
Please join us for carols, mince pies and mulled wine on Saturday 18th December from 7pm outside the Community Centre. Singing will be led by Jennie Grierson and some children from the pirmary school choir. Refreshments are provided in conjunction with St Mary's Church.
The Thomas Gifford Trust is a charity which owns and manages the Charlbury Community Centre and also the Playing Close. There is presently a vacancy for a trustee, and we'd like to hear from you if you might be interested. The trustees meet every 2 months (on a Wednesday evening), but as a team are involved, with others, in the management and day to day running of the Community Centre. It is a friendly and committed team and amongst the existing trustees there is a wide range of skills and experience. For the new trustee we are not looking for any particular skill set, but it would be good to have someone who uses and knows the Community Centre. If you are interested or would like to know more about what might be involved, please contact Tanya: email@example.com Information about the Trust and the other trustees can be found here
A huge thank you to House and Carriage, Halcyon Honey Farm and our stalwart buildings team for providing and putting up the magnificant tree. It looks fantastic!
Thanks to Charlbury Art Society for organising local people to make more beautiful mosaic swifts for the library wall. They look fantastic and they now continue in from the outside patio wall and swoop right through the building. Charlbury is proud of it's swifts, which come all the way from Africa to nest in our buildings and this is a great collaborative art project to reflect this.
You can now pick up free Lateral Flow Covid-19 testing kits from reception at the Community Centre. Full instructions are inside the box.