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Summer Schemes

The Empower project has a busy Summer ahead of us, with 9 weeks of activities for young people across the Magherafelt and Antrim areas

Some of the activities on offer; Martial arts, Digital Music and Coding, Creative Craft, Multisports and sensory play.  We have also organised a couple of trips to Rose Park Farm and to Jumplanes Trampoline Park.  Each activity we run gives our young people the opportunity to develop new skills, create new friendships and interact socially with others of a similar age.

We rely on a lot of partnership working to make all these activities happen, and on so many enthusiastic and committed staff that just love what they do.  We have worked in partnership with the Education authority –Magherafelt Youth Centre since the project commenced in 2015 and I would like to thank Terry for helping us get club Ausome off the ground- we continue this club every second Saturday in the year.  The change in the young people that have enrolled in the programme has been great, happy, confident and having fun.

We are also continuing our partnership with Farranshane House in Antrim, where Lexi and Brendan look after us, and we have started a few activities in St Swithins Hall in Magherafelt another fantastic facility.

A big part of the activities success is that parents feel comfortable and parents can stay with their children until they feel comfortable.  We also keep all phone numbers on hand so if there are any issues we get in touch.  This level of interaction is important to ensure the young people get the best from the experience.

As soon as our summer timetable is released activities book up really quickly and therefore at this stage all places are filled.  In order to find out the most up to date information on future activities follow us on Facebook or check in on our website.

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