Youth Activities

Youth Club

Youth night in our parish is Thursday, we currently have three youth groups. The first one is for school years 4&5 (5.30-6.30 pm), the second one is for school years 6,7&8 (6.45-7.45 pm) and the third one is for school years 9&10 (8-9 pm). We meet in Hesdin Hall weekly. Youth Club is a place to catch up with your friends, make new friends, play games, do activities, share a meal, think about God and pray. We go on trips once a month to places such as: Oxygen trampolining park; ice skating; bowling and many more. We also take an annual trip to Thorpe Park in July and in the past we have been on a residential PGL trip. To join Youth Club just come along to a session. The cost is £1 each week.

We are always looking for helpers with youth club so if you are an adult interested in youth activities or just want to lend a hand in the parish then we would greatly welcome you. The role of adult helpers at youth club is to keep a general eye on the children, cook, help set up and tidy away, attend trips and converse with the youngsters, you can help every week or on a rota basis.

If you are over the age of 16 and would like to help at Youth Club then we do have a young ambassador scheme in place.

Summer / Holiday Club

Sacred Heart Holiday Club

Bookings are now open for the Easter break holiday club. We will be running 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th April 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm (optional 8.30 am start available) at Hesdin Hall, Sacred Heart Church. Activities include lots of arts and crafts, games, baking, swimming and a trip. The club is for ages 4 to 11 and costs £35 per day. All adults are DBS checked. To book a place for your child contact Siobhan on 07908111796 or siobhandenny@rcdow.org.uk .

Lourdes

This year (2018) a group of young adults from our parish traveled to Lourdes to work as RedCaps with the Diocese pilgrimage with funding from the Jubilee Trust, the SVP, the Catenians, the Alistair Roberts Memorial Fund and our own fundraising events supported by members of the parish and school and the wider community through donations of raffle prizes. The young people found this experience rewarding and moving and we know that the assisted pilgrims were extremely grateful for their presence and hard work. The pilgrimage will be taking place again next year from 20th to 26th July 2019. If you are over 16 and would like to be a RedCap please contact Siobhan on 07908111796 and look out for the adverts in the newsletter.