05 Sep 2022
From July 25 to August 19 St Andrew’s ran its two four-week Summer Projects for both Junior and Senior Clubs: providing a welcoming safe space for our wonderful members, to enjoy their summer together as part of our welcoming community. In total St Andrew’s enjoyed 600 Junior Club attendances aged 5-9 from 74 individual members. Senior Club had 1,014 attendances from 107 individual members aged 9+. The Summer Projects assist in prevention and diversion by keeping members active, positive, and motivated throughout the summer. It provides our members with a sense of belonging during these often-isolating times. The Summer Projects also provide a much-needed respite for parents and carers trying to navigate this hectic and expensive time of year.
|Members on a trip||Learning new hair designs and care||Cooking remains a popular activity|
Both Junior and Senior Club members had action-packed adventure-filled daily programmes full of opportunities and experiences to develop their confidence, make new friends, tap into their imaginations, and learn new skills. The Summer Projects help develop our members into capable adults while enriching their lives with memories that will last a lifetime. Nutritious food was also provided free of charge at each session.
It was a summer to captivate the Imaginations, as our members saw their creativity come to life while teaching them practical skills. With a range of activities from creating glitter pictures and paintings; constructing Lego structures; and taking part in Master Chef-inspired games, such as cake decorating and dessert designing.
|Higher or Lower||Roller Disco||Learning to build a kit-car|
There were adventures to be had outside of St Andrew’s for both Senior and Junior Club members, as both Clubs enjoyed exciting trips out and about to places of interest and fun. The Junior Club enjoyed days out to Splashdown and Flip Out, an indoor adventure park. As well as trips to Battersea Park Zoo and Hobbledown Farm where they enjoyed seeing animals both wild and domestic.
The Senior Club also had plenty of opportunities for excitement enjoying trips to Legoland, Go Ape, Coral Reef Water World and Thorpe Park - taking part in a range of thrilling activities from roller coasters to zip lining. They also got lost in the magic of the big screen with a trip to the cinema and enjoyed a golf fun day.
|Members getting creative||A visit from John the Lyon||Rock Climbing|
These are just some of the highlights from an incredible four weeks at St Andrew’s. The provision is free, and the Club has once again provided our members with an amazing summer of experiences and opportunities. This is especially relevant now during times of financial uncertainty. With this in mind, we are especially grateful to our wonderful and generous supporters of John Lyon’s Charity, the Westminster City Council Holiday Activity Fund, St Giles & St George Education Charity
and the many supporters of our Champions for Children campaign. Thank you so much for your continued support of the Club and for making projects like this possible. ,