Summer Update

20 September 2011 — 3 Comments

I'm a Superhero... for our summer playscheme!

Hi, my name is Jon!

I thought I’d better introduce myself as it’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog. Sorry about that.

As planned, I took the summer off from blogging and got stuck into the various holiday activities that we run in the community. We did two playschemes back-to-back with a total of 360 children attending across both weeks, then the youth group went off to Soul Survivor (I only set-up and packed down for them) and our team did some arts activities locally. We’re now back into the regular routine full-swing having relaunched our kids church (87 the first week), and started a new dance club too.

Excitingly there’s some conversations occurring with various partners about delivering some generic youth work to fill the gap left by the county Youth Service. It’s very early days yet, but there could be scope for some creative working. Additionally, I’m doing some work with the National Youth Agency around the Institute for Youth Work idea (watch this space), and just turned in an article for Youthwork Magazine.

On a personal note, Jolly Junior is due to arrive at the end of October so Kirsty and I are busy preparing for this new arrival while chasing around the place after an energetic 2 year old! All this to say that I’ve had my head too full to think about blogging. I’m hoping that normal service will now be resumed though…


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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

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