Future and Escape are age-specific sessions offering a mix of time out with friends as well as opportunities for discussing current youth issues and volunteering.
Our Future group is aimed at young people aged 11-14 years old (School Years 7, 8 & 9) who are looking for a safe fun place to create new friendships and be themselves. For those joining Year 7, school can be a little daunting, with the constant worry of "fitting in". That isn't a worry at The King's Arms; we celebrate people's differences and shine a light on their achievements - big or small.
Future will begin again in September 2021 on a Tuesday evening during term time. They tend to be more structured than the After-School time slot, as the you would typically stay for the whole time. That means more group activities and 90 minutes of King's Arms fun!
Our Escape group is aimed at young people aged 14-16 years old (School Years 10 and 11) with sessions lasting for an hour every Friday evening. We will rotate between 3 themes - Junior volunteering, youth voice and being social.
The Junior volunteering sessions give the Escape group a real purpose; as an Escapee we will develop your skills and provide you with knowledge, empowering you to become an amazing Junior Volunteer and Ambassador for The King's Arms. You can then cement these skills by volunteering at one of our After-School or evening clubs with the younger age range. It's a great addition to you CV or college/university application going forward and can be used for your DofE volunteering section.
Youth Voice - gives you the opportunity to discuss what is important to you right now. We expect there might be many discussions from COVID, school, exams and your future hopes to how to socialise and have fun following the guidelines. We'll also be discussing other topics, such as the environment and social media. This is a time dictated by the young people, so you will be driving the topics.
And lastly, but in no way least, "Being Social" is about having fun and building friendships whilst doing something social such as a quiz night or themed evening.
We'd love to see you!
Our Youth Workers are also on hand to provide support and a listening ear to any young person. Maybe you would like to discuss something that is happening in your life at the moment?
You can speak to a Youth Worker during your session or alternatively, just click the red "Let's Chat" button at the bottom right of the screen and leave us a message. One of our Youth Workers will then be in touch.