Hartington Young People’s Activity Club
Chair – Mrs E Broomhead MBE
Secretary – Mr Mark Webley
Treasurer- Mr Alan Ollerenshaw
Vision- “Provision of Opportunities for Young People led by Young People”
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, Active Derbyshire, RDSSP and Youth Sports Trust (YST).
Annual Programme – 30 weeks per year – 3 terms of 10 weeks – Monday evenings 5.30 – 7.30pm. On site at Hartington Village Hall, school yard and YHA grounds
Off site at Cromford Canal, Black Rocks as well as other visits in the area. Programme of activities includes multi-skills and a range of individual and team sports, problem solving and teamwork activities, leadership and life skills as well as outdoor activities delivered by Lea Green Learning and Development Centre (LGLDC). We have also accessed, bellringing at our church- St Giles. New activities include Tug of War and Orienteering. Inclusive sports e.g. Boccia, New Age Curling 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 when available; 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 – up to 30 children aged 6-11years who pay £25 a term of 10 weeks
Leadership programme- We have established a leadership pathway for those who want to continue with HYPAC on reaching secondary school age. There is a key leader who has received training and mentoring through various support. Working under their leadership are 4-6 Year 10 + who have attended Level 1 & 2 Community leadership training and support the key leader in working with and supporting the children within the groups. Year 8who wish to join the leadership programme are attached as a “cadet” to one of the leaders.