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Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Ridley has a new lease of Life!

Located in the grounds of Ponteland Community School ‘The Ridley’ is an Out of School Club for 8-13yr olds in the area. Recently transferred to Trinity Youth Associations Youth service new staff and fresh ideas are changing the centre for the better!  Team Leader Val McDonnell and Deputy Jemma Taylor have seized the challenge of resurrecting the somewhat tired service for a more age appropriate approach and are keen to see the club expand to fulfil Young People’s and parents expectations and ideas.
Open for breakfast and after school clubs as well as during the holidays young people aged 8-13 have somewhere to go where they can be part of some great activities and parents have somewhere they can trust their children are in safe hands. Experienced and creative staff are able to offer a range of activities and the recent installation of the IT suite and homework area has been a great addition to the building. As a project under change funding is being sought to help revitalise the appearance of the building and includes projects such as repainting the outside of the building and installing a learning kitchen. If anyone can help with these projects at all then please do contact the team leader to discuss it.
You can contact Val McDonnell at the Ridley direct on 07973263876 or Trinity Youth Association Head office on 01670 531843 and speak to Ruth Potts, Head of Youth Services.  
For other information on more services that Trinity Youth Association offers or career opportunities please visit our website