Parkhall Youth Club operates four nights a week and boasts a high membership of both students and non-students of the college.
|Tuesday||Ages 9 – 12||6.30 - 9.15pm|
|Wednesday||Ages 11 - 13||6.30 - 9.15pm|
|Thursday||Ages 14 - 18||6.30 - 9.15pm|
|Friday||Age 11 – 17||7.00 - 9.4.5pm|
The youth club programme provides a variety of physical and social activities for the members. These include such sports as boys and girls' football, basketball and uni-hoc, to name a few. These are facilitated in the sports hall and also the floodlit outdoor pitches. Arts and crafts play an important role in the life of the youth club. Members are encouraged to tap into their imagination, which in turn supports their creative and aesthetic skills development! Examples of artwork completed by members, are regularly displayed around the youth club.
The focal point of the youth club is the social area. There are three pool tables, a bar football table game, an air hockey table game, a table tennis table and a number of computer game consoles. There is also a large fully fitted kitchen which allows for cooking and baking. Members can learn new skills in cooking and develop their knowledge of healthy eating.
Other activities also available to members includes group work programmes focussing on key themes such as personal and social development, young men’s/women’s groups, and leadership training. The youth club has a dedicated FLARE (Facilitating Life and Resilience Education) Youth Worker, who can provide one to one and/or group support to members who are experiencing mental health and well-being difficulties. Members can also participate in residential experiences in the outdoors, visiting other youth clubs and the youth club members committees and international opportunities.
The youth club also run a summer programme throughout July and August.