A Youth Roadshow offering a series of pop-up youth clubs in the parks of Warsop Parish has been going down well with young people over the school holidays. Each session is attracting an average of 35 people, and one session in Meden Vale was attended by 50 young people.
The pop-up sessions are funded by Big Warsop and delivered by Warsop Youth in partnership with Sport 4 Kidz. The Youth Roadshow programme will run until June 2018 with monthly sessions in Meden Vale, Church Warsop, Warsop Vale and Market Warsop. The sessions are free and offer sports, games, music and Xbox activities. Young people who are interested in attending can simply turn up and take part.
We asked Jimi Ball from Warsop Youth why the youth club had decided to opt for a pop-up format. He said: “Having already established the centre-based Monday evening Youth Club, we wanted to build on this by taking it out to the four main villages of Meden Vale, Church Warsop, Warsop Vale and Market Warsop so that we could reach even more young people.
“The Youth Roadshow is for young people from Year 1 upwards. The sessions are held on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm and are delivered in partnership with Sport 4 Kidz. We also have a team of volunteers who help with the session, including three young volunteers.”
The Youth Roadshow will continue until at least June 2018, but we wondered what else Warsop Youth has in the pipeline.
“We are in the process of sourcing indoor venues for the Roadshow sessions planned over the winter months,” Jimi Ball told us. “Our Monday Youth Club continues, although more funding is needed to ensure this goes on. In September we will start delivery of a youth volunteering programme called Youth in Action, in partnership with Meden School and Councillor Sharron Adey.”