Youth Group normally takes place in school each Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 9.00pm and is open to anyone who is in the Year 6 to Year 11 age range.


Unfortunately it is now closed until further notice.
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Please click hear to download a letter which fully explains the reasons why we have decided to close our Youth Group.

Youth Group Letter (18th October 2012)


We hope that this closure will be temporary and that we will be able to reopen soon.

We are very interested to hear your views on this issue and would be very grateful if you would post any comments that you may have on this page.

Our Youth Group will not reopen until we have received and considered these comments.

Comments 

 
#1 josh 2011-04-01 21:00
I think we should get a kinect for the x-box
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#2 shan 2011-11-19 20:52
hi
i think we should some compitions or something ever so often like table tennis or killer pool

shannon
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#3 BK 2011-11-24 17:36
Quoting shan:
hi
i think we should some compitions or something ever so often like table tennis or killer pool

shannon

Love it
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#4 BK! 2011-11-25 18:05
Quoting BK:
[quote name="shan"]hi
i think we should some compitions or something ever so often like table tennis or killer pool

shannon

Great idea Shannon i also think we should do stuff like killer pool.
Brandon
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#5 BK! 2011-11-25 18:06
I think we should get some new cues for the pool table
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#6 linus carey 2011-12-04 15:01
[quote name="BK!"]I think we should get some new cues for the pool table as well because the cues keep falling apart
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#7 Charlotte Prime 2011-12-05 18:55
I think we should get some new cues for the pool table as well because the cues keep falling apart[quote name="linus carey"][quote name="BK!"]I also think we should get some new pool cues, good idea linus and brandon
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#8 frankie 2012-04-01 19:58
i think we sould get some games for the xbox i am geting bord of the same thing over and over
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#9 Leanne 2012-04-28 12:53
We should maybe get ssome films for the tv and some sport equipment
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#10 Mia Johns 2012-05-11 10:32
Yeh i think thats a good idea leanne!!!
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#11 Lisa 2012-10-18 20:10
Gutted about the potential closure of the youth group! I would suggest that the age gap be reduced from say age 10 to age 13/14 and that kids stay inside the school boundries and once they sign out, they stay out. Any other youths then causing a nuisance can be dealt with by the community police.
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#12 CAV 2012-10-19 08:54
I think that closing the age gap of the youth group is a very good idea Lisa, maybe year 6 to year 9 only. As for children who dont live around here attending, maybe ask the children to bring their bus passes with them for ID purposes, this will prove that they live in the village area and will stop the children from other areas attending..... obviously their parents are taking them to and from youth group if they live out of the area, maybe they need to be told that the youth group is for locals only??
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#13 Kath 2012-10-19 11:02
So sad that the children this youth group was intended for are missing out because of trouble makers.
Unfortunately I have heard not such good things over a period of weeks now and this was inevitably going to lead to drastic measures.
The youth group should be for past and present members of Bradworthy Academy ONLY.
These are the children who love and respect their school, property and other childrens safety and property.
What right have these troublemakers got coming along and ruining it for the local kids?!
Registration and details should be considered more carefully and anyone causing trouble should have their parents called to fetch them.
Possibly have wristbands to wear on signing in and out? Once off school property they are not schools responsibilty. There are too many kids just hanging around the village and using youth group as an excuse.
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#14 bev 2012-10-20 11:53
i agree with all the above comments as far as other children attending we as parents and the students had to sign to agree to terms, with our details on, if children are not following these rules then why havent the parents been informed and asked to collect children and explained why???? as for the signing in and out one member needs to be on door to do this, tuck shop needs to be carefully monitured also as i understand on a number of times there has been less money at end of day than at begining!!! i think a smaller age group would work better but there musnt be exceptions as there is at moment with an 18 yr old attending because he is no trouble. if this lads wants to attend maybe he could do so as a helper, Are the people running this crb checked and is the 18 yr old????
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#15 Jo gayton 2012-10-20 22:33
Age group needs to be reduced and children from bradworthy school or have left attend only. The kids should stay in school grounds. Rules need to be made and if broken, warnings then not allowed to attend. Perhaps some competitions for pool/table tennis would keep kids more interested. Perhaps a questionnaire could go out to kids to see what they would like to do at youth group.
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#16 Jayne Purl 2012-10-23 10:04
The Youth Group has proved to be a much needed local service so its a shame that it has come to this. I think the only way forward is making registration stricter, with only registered users being allowed onto the school site. This is going to put a bigger burden on the group of volunteers who run the service! but I can't see anyway round this. Anyone found abusing the service has their registration removed. I think the age group needs to be considered, possibly reduced and enforced. I realise this doesn't help with the kids who are turning up and not registering and just hanging round the village! But I am assuming they are under 18 so are being dropped into the village by parents! Again not sure how but parents need to know that if their child is not registered to use the service then they shouldn't be coming.
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#17 jack thompson 2012-10-24 16:47
youth club is really fun but theres to many people just mucking around i think that the younger kids should go one day then the older people another.
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#18 Mary 2012-10-24 17:15
The number of Children that come to the youth group shows how much a service like this is needed. and its a shame it has to be closed.Being on duty is becoming harder as children are not signing in. its hard to offer climbing as we are having to watch the snacks and money!can we get help from the DCC youth service? do we need a meeting in school for people willing to help?
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#19 Lucie Home 2012-10-25 21:35
It is a great to have a youth group but i agree with some of the other comments that the age group needs to be smaller- which I suppose would be unfair to older children alternatively just have it for past and present pupils of the school.Are there many children from outside this group coming??I also think they should have to sign in and stay within the school grounds,there is a tuck shop so why do they need to go elsewhere? It is an excuse for some just to hang around the village making too much noise etc and upsetting local residents.It a good idea to ask the DCC youth service for help(its worth a try!)
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#20 Sam Langman 2012-11-07 18:14
i think it needs new pool cues, some more X-box games and maybe a new pool table

Sam =]
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#21 cath 2012-11-20 17:21
Unfortunately the things that people like about youth group, that make it different from other clubs – e.g. the freedom to go to the shops, buy some chips, call for your mates etc, independently – are the very freedoms that some are abusing. But do people really want a ‘closed’ youth group where people sign in and are then collected at the door by their parents? That would be more like a club really, and would need organised activities and volunteers who are prepared and able to enforce rules strongly, refuse entry, refuse early exit and expel trouble-makers on a regular basis. Do we want that kind of thing? Don’t think I do.
Some suggestions…(co ntinued in next msg box, too long!!)...
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#22 cath 2012-11-20 17:23
….(Suggestions, continued)…Thos e parents who ‘drop and run’ need to be made aware of the problem. People need to remember that with freedoms come responsibilitie s to your neighbours. Reduce age limit to Y9. Discourage attendance from outside school catchment (roughly), but allow ‘guests’ if they are signed in. I like some of the suggestions made above to have competitions etc. Would any of the older children be interested in running the tuck shop on a rota, with help from volunteers? How about if youth group charged entry - say 50p or £1 a week?
Cath :)
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#23 NATHANIEL 2013-05-18 19:17
It is such a shame that youth group has stopped it was really fun but I do understand why it stopped.
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#24 Bob 2013-06-27 15:30
You need to re-open
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