A new youth club, the Horden Young Citizens Project (HYCP), for seven to 13 years, will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at 50p per session. HYCP will offer games, arts and crafts, and outings. Working with qualified senior youth workers, young people will be able to design and decide on their own activities. It hopes to promote citizenship, and members will be encouraged to take part in community events and projects. There are 20 places available, which will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Others will be placed on a reserve list. Registration is essential, as it is not a drop-in project. Registration will be held on Thursday at 5.30pm. An adult must accompany the young person to complete permission and contact detail forms.
Keyboard Champions is up and running at East Durham Trust. In August it welcomed 12 new volunteers as part of a venture funded by Comic Relief. The project will seek to help people who may be classed as ‘digitally excluded’ to improve their financial position through the use of IT. The new team of volunteers were given basic details of how they can help disadvantaged people and introduced to key stakeholders and partners.
Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve helped the Wear Rivers Trust to carry out a fish survey on the Castle Eden Burn Catchment. It fished Wapping Burn, Gore Burn, Edderacres Burn and finally Castle Eden Burn and caught a number of pretty sticklebacks. All were returned safely to their homes.
Cotsford Junior School invites you to its coffee morning, on Thursday from 9.15am to 10.30am in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
To help launch the new food preparation and nutrition GCSE, Mr Bradley, from The Academy at Shotton Hall, travelled to London. Also attending the event, which kicks off development of this new qualification and aims to bring food tech lessons bang up to date, was internationally acclaimed chef Heston Blumenthal. The school has been doing innovative food tech classes for many years, which is why Head of Technology and talented chef Mr Bradley has been acting as a consultant for the development of the new qualification. As well as advising on teaching and learning techniques in the kitchen, he has actually helped to develop the content of the new curriculum including the introduction of exciting food-based science experiments.
Colour Your Life provides access to activities for the improvement of mental health and the development of emotional resilience. Experienced tutors deliver artistic and informal learning activities while providing opportunities for friendship in a supportive environment in Community House. Coming soon is sugar craft, upcycling, confidence building and memory books. Colour Your Life is funded by Durham County Council. For more information contact Haffezar (Fee) Khan on 0191 569 3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Mary’s Church in Horden will hold its harvest thanksgiving with a parish mass on Sunday at 9.30am followed on Monday with a harvest supper.