Chapter 1
The Beginnings

Our very first Learning Hub was based at the Millin Centre in Newcastle’s West End in 2006. We had 32 children and young people registered and were supported by 6 volunteers. From our very first pilot we could see the impact our Hubs had to the children and young people, as well as the volunteers.

Also, within our first pilot year we ran our first Summer School, at Kids Kabin in the East End of Newcastle for one full week. 50 children and young people took part in dance, art & crafts, music, drama, woodwork, journalism and cookery.

Chapter 2
Celebrating Volunteers

Our volunteers are the backbone of our services, without them we are unable to cater to the needs of the children and young people who need us the most. 2010, was an amazing year as we were finally able to up-skill and thank our volunteers with a recognised AQA skills award accreditation.

Thanks to a grant from Catherine Cookson, Success4All was now a recognised centre for OCN and AQA. We wrote two modules;

  1. Becoming a Peer Tutor/Befriender
  2. Developing & Running Activities for a Language Club.

After going through a rigorous registration process, both modules were approved and recognised as a Level 3 Skills Unit Award. In 2010 our first 11 volunteers passed the Level 3 Skills Unit Award.

Chapter 3
The year we made a promise

5 years later, news of our Learning Hubs, Clubs and Summer School spread across the city. At the end of 2015 Success4All had 7 Learning Hubs across Newcastle, reaching 477 children and young people supported by 156 volunteer tutors. We ran 16 Clubs and 3 Summer Schools, in the East, West and outer West of Newcastle, attended by 183 children and young people and these were supported by 49 volunteers.

It was this year we knew there was a defiant need for our services, so we made a promise to stay. So, we dug our heels and worked harder as recession was hitting the UK.

This was also the year Success4All became, Ofsted registered!

Chapter 4
The year we bought a double decker bus

2018 was an incredible life changing year for Success4All.

It all started with children’s drawings that we sent George Clarke, about a double-decker bus idea; that set us off, on a 4-month whirlwind journey that ended with the UK’s first ever mobile double-decker Learning Bus. The Learning Bus is a multi-functional space that will allow is to bring our fun, practical activities to communities we have never been able to reach before. It is equipped with everything a child needs to inspire Newcastle’s next generation of scientists, creatives and innovators. 

Not only do we have the UK’s first every Learning Bus, this year was Success4All’s first ever national exposure as our journey was featured on Channel 4 part of ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’.

And…… we had a rebrand of our logo.

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