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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth Club has re-started. Due to Covid restrictions, only 15 young people can attend and you need to wear a mask when you are not doing sport.
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: email@example.com
Charlbury Community Centre employs a team of young people who help out with some of our acitivties. For example basic gardening services, helping with the Makers Club and other children’s activities and helping out with various other community projects. If you are interested in being part of this team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Do join us for some half term foosball fun on Wed 2nd June 1-4pm. See poster above for details. You can pay using the button below (a 50p surcharge is added to cover Paypal fees) or by ringing the Community Centre to pay over the phone (but whichever way you choose to pay, check with Charlotte that you have a place first: email@example.com)
We have restarted all the under-fives activities. We very much look forward to welcoming you back! Because we can only accept 15 adults (wearing masks please) in each session we have introduced a booking system. Please ring 01608 811878 to put your name down for any of the under 5s sessions, to be sure of getting a place.
Bump-to-Two: Tuesdays 10-12am. A social group for mums to be and new parents and carers with their babies. Designed to enable/encourage new parents to meet and support each other, while their babies can enjoy a social setting in a comfortable and welcoming space. The group welcomes all expectant mums, parents and carers, and babies up to 24 months. Supported and visited by the health visitor (though she is doing individual appointments for the time being). £2 per adult.
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. £3 per family. Run by Community Centre staff.
Here is a message from Helen, who came to help and read stories: “It was great to welcome four toddlers to Stay & Play this morning. Our Community Centre has provided a safe & clean environment for them to play & more importantly, socialise as we emerge from the Covid19 pandemic. I hope more toddlers, parents or carers will feel happy to join us next week. Many young ones have been very affected by isolation over such a long time & it would be so good for them to build early friendships.
Best wishes ‘GrAunty’ Helen”
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
Aimed at primary school aged children, this is a weekly craft session, run by our Youth Co-ordinator, Charlotte. To book a place (and places are very limited), please email email@example.com. Price £5 per session per child. Term time only. The first term is Wednesday 21st April – Wednesday 26th May. You can book onto all six weeks or just a selection.
We are now running the following sessions in term time . Maker’s Club is the only one you need to book:
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.
Not a Community Centre activity, but Charlbury Bowls Club are starting some excellent and very reasonably priced sessions for young people aged 7 and over to try bowling. There’s a Summer School, after-school sessions on Tuesdays and junior bowling on Saturdays. Click on the links below for more details:
This year the Charlbury Community Centre has employed a team of young people, who have undertaken lots of different projects around the town, from building raised beds in people's gardens, to facilitating outdoor and indoor virtual coffee club get-togethers for seniors, and helping with activities for children. This would not have been possible without the financial support of WODC (Community Activities Grant), PF Charitable Trust and local donors. Thank you all very much!
Charlbury Town Council has generousy awarded the Thomas Gifford Trust a grant of £2,500 plus an additional £2,000 to cover some tree surgery work, which a recent survey has revealed needs doing on the Playing Close. As always this money will be used mainly for the maintenance of the Playing Close and also for Community Support and is very gratefully received in these difficult times.