AFTER SCHOOL
DROP-IN SESSIONS
& GATEWAY EVENING SESSIONS

What?
Drop In sessions are active, engaging, varied and energetic sessions that offer a safe, inclusive space for Young People to come after school finishes.  
The Gateway sessions are integrated youth sessions which encourage disadvantaged young people aged 11 to 25 to work and socialise with one another regardless of their ability. 
Both sessions are a great introduction to the wider range of services that the All Saints Youth Project provides.

When?
Drop In sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday between 3:30 and 5:30pm during term-time.
Gateway sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday between 6:15 and 8:15 pm during term time.

Why?
The sessions allow Young People the opportunity to meet up with friends who perhaps go to different schools and catch up, to let off steam after a full day at school by playing sports or engaging with group games. The sessions also provide Young People with the chance to get help with a range of things from staff; help with homework, relationships and careers advice to name but a few.  The sessions include a mixed group of Young People (numbers averaging 40 per session) half of whom have a range of learning disabilities, behavioural issues and special needs.
The sessions are truly inclusive, engaging and empowering and enable the development of  confidence, self-esteem and perspective in the Young People who attend.

"I look forward to club every week!  School isn't so bad when I know I've got All Saints to come to after!"


What we do at All Saints.
Sports games  
At All Saints, one of the best ways to let off steam after a hard day at School (or just a hard day in general!) is by getting involved in some active sports games.  And we have a whole range to choose from including;
  • Basketball
  • Pool
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Spikeball
  • Dodge Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Football/Table Football
Each session, a varied selection of these games are out for you to enjoy and we're always open to suggestions about what else can potentially be added.

Group games  
Everything that we do at All Saints is designed to be inclusive and engaging.  Our staff are constantly coming up with fresh new ways of adapting existing group games and make time fly in our sessions.  We play fun games that involve everyone such as;                 
  • The Waiting Game
  • Hotseat
  • Killer
  • The Reaction Game
  • Ninja
  • Card Games
  • Board Games
  • Drama Games
Not sure what some of them are?  Then you better come along to find out!

Digital Interaction
We know that the younger generation (and a lot of the older!) like nothing more than to relax and reset with time on a digital platform.  Maybe it's recreational like watching YouTube videos, or listening to music on platforms like Spotify, or maybe it's playing multi-player games on games consoles such as the PS4 or Nintendo Wii.  We've got the lot at All Saints.

Homework club
We have a selection of laptops, stationary and other materials available to allow you to do, or get help with doing, any school or college work that you may want or need assistance with.  Or perhaps you just need a quiet space to catch up with it.
"I can use the laptops, the printer, even use the arts and crafts stuff to do my work.  It's just easier to concentrate at club and I get more done."

Chill out pods
Youth Clubs are not JUST about running around and letting off steam, they're not JUST about finding space and time to catch up on school work, Youth Clubs are also places to feel safe, calm and relaxed.
Anxiety, loneliness and isolation are juts a few of the very real social issues facing Young People today and so here at All Saints, we are committed to creating and maintaining a series of spaces- or "Chill Out Pods", which will enable young people to just "be" in their own safe and calm space. 

"This club is like a home away from home.  People here are like family.  I don't think I'll ever stop coming."
More than just a Youth Club!