Over the 12 teaching weeks of last term we supported a total number of 329 learners that registered with us. The young people visited a total of 2001 times over the course of the term at an average of 167 times per week. 86 new volunteers were registered and trained to become tutors in our Learning Hubs and 19 volunteers returned from last year, that’s a total of 105 tutors! We hope for these numbers to continue in the right direction this term.
All Learning Hubs are back running this week for the beginning of Term 2 and we have some interesting things coming up. Some highlights are:
1) WEYDA have been invited to London to speak at the everyday Muslim symposium. This is a five year project where they hope to create a central archive of Muslim lives, arts, education and cultures from across the UK. See link for more information about their Young, Religious and Judged documentary > http://www.s4a.org.uk/young-religious-and-judged/. They have also moved on to their next endeavour, designing and building their own website to help promote themselves as a social enterprise. They are also linking their new abilities and expertise with old projects. The cartoon characters of their West End Heroes will soon have leading roles in a new game they are building. Watch this link on youtube > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dabzoW-qqo to find out more about their West End Hero project.
2) We have plenty of new clubs to choose from; crochet, cooking, Spanish and blogging!
3) Samsung are coming to our Blakelaw Learning Hub to launch our 3rd Code Club. They are donating 10 new Samsung laptops to the centre so that we can offer the children and young people support in an activity that is new to the school curriculum.