Hartington Young People’s Activity Club

Chair – Mrs E Broomhead MBE

Secretary – Mrs V Critchlow

Treasurer – Mr A Ollerenshaw

Aims – To work in partnership with Hartington & District communities, individuals and organisations to improve and develop opportunities for young people to access a range of activities.

Established – 2009/10 as part of an Awards for All Grant given to Hartington C of E Primary School. It was created to address the issues of lack of access to facilities, equipment, leaders’ skill acquisition and competition for young people in Hartington and the surrounding district.

Partners/Steering group – The group has representation from the School and Parents, Parish Council, Village Hall, Parochial Church Council and Hartington Community Group and are supported by Derbyshire Dales Sports Development Unit (DDSDU), RDSSP and the PCSO Initially we were also part of the Derby County(FC) Community Trust until through leadership development we became self-sufficient.

Annual Programme – 30 weeks per year – 3 terms of 10 weeks – Monday evenings 5.30 – 7.30pm. On site at the School or Hartington Village Hall.

Off site at Cromford Canal, Black Rocks as well as other visits in the area. Programme of activities includes all traditional sports as well as outdoor activities delivered by “Adventur” based in Chesterfield – of canoeing, rock climbing, KMX bikes, cycling. We have also  accessed, bell-ringing at our church through the bell-ringers. New activities include Tug of War and Orienteering. Inclusive sports e.g. Boccia, Blind Football and wheelchair basketball have also featured in our programme.

The Christmas treat is a visit to Megazone in Derby which is very competitive and enjoyable.

We have an annual summer BBQ which is held at Hartington Hall YHA; family team games are enjoyed by all, especially the Tug of War. The children receive certificates of attendance and we use the opportunity to thank the young leaders who are essential to our sustainability.

Membership and costs – 30 children aged 8 – 14 years who pay £20 a term- 10 weeks x £2

Leadership programme-  In June 2017- Sporting Futures trained 6 level 2 Community Sports leaders-  Olivia Williams, Bethany Ball, Ben Broadley, Katie Broadley, Jodie Ball, Alice Wager. These young people now lead the sessions on site, whilst Annabel Coles (Level3) still supports the children when they go offsite

HYPAC Newsletter- With the help of Alice Bassett- 6th Former at QEGS, we have produced the second Newsletter the first of which was in 2016. The leaders and children produced the articles and it is available on the school and village website website,

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