Details of our tailored after-school projects for referred secondary-aged children (11-19) is given below. Please contact SELFA if you would like your child/children to attend.
Girls Rock Club
Trinty Church Hall, Westmoreland Street, Skipton, Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm
A weekly club aimed at girls who could benefit from a group promoting social interaction, independence and increasing self-confidence. The group provides an opportunity for girls to make friends, receive support and learn valuable life-skills all through fun activities such as cooking, crafts, sports, trips and community-based projects which are decided on by the girls. By accessing the group girls will be given opportunities to achieve awards such as sports leaders, arts awards and first aid. Ages: Secondary (11-19)
North Craven Youth – Get Involved!
Bentham Youth Café, Mondays 4.30pm to 6.00pm
SELFA Youth are running an exciting new 10 week project focusing on community engagement. We will continue the John Muir award from the summer helping to conserve and learn about our local environment. Then after half-term we will get involved in local community projects and spend more time helping out with community allotments and other local groups. This is a fab opportunity to get more involved at SELFA and represent us in the local community, as well as having lots of fun, meeting new people and raising your self-esteem.
Craven Swimming Pool, One Saturday per month, 8.50am – 10.30am. Age: 8-19 years
Parkrun is an organisation who set up free 5km timed runs around the world. It’s a great opportunity to run for your own enjoyment, a chance to socialise, increase fitness and be active with friends.
We are lucky enough to have a Parkrun right on our doorstep around the wonderful Aireville Park and are meeting monthly on a Saturday morning to give it a go. Parkrun isn’t a competition amongst others, only yourself. The course is 3 miles, a few laps of the Aireville park and entirely on tarmac. You can walk, jog or run at your own pace. All you need is a pair of trainers and comfortable clothing.
After the run we will head to the café for a post-run drink and chat at The Coffee Lounge in Craven Swimming Pool followed by a play in the park (please bring own money for this). It will be a lovely, leisurely Saturday morning activity which will also help to increase self-esteem and well-being. A physically active child is a healthy child!
SELFA Sports Leaders
The Skipton Academy, Mondays 3.30pm—5.30pm
Come along to our weekly Monday multisport club for a positive, feel-good start to your week. You will have the opportunity to get active and enhance your health and wellbeing, meet new friends, find new interests and learn new skills in a non-judgmental, safe, enjoyable environment.
During the course of the club we will cover 6 different sports: badminton, futsal, archery, touch rugby and athletics. We will link up with local clubs to give you new experiences, a sense of belonging in your community and hopefully a sport that suits you. Participants will be involved with the planning of the club, taking on different leadership, umpiring and refereeing roles.
Skipton Youth—Get Involved!
Ings School, Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm
SELFA Youth are running an exciting new 10 week project focusing on community engagement. We will design and make SELFA merchandise (hoodies, bags, bottles etc.) to sell in the run up to Christmas. Then after half-term we are getting in involved with the Rotary Club to make Shelter boxes, taking part in the Christmas Food Bank Appeal, helping out with community allotments and other local groups. This is a fab opportunity to get more involved at SELFA and represent us in the local community, as well as having lots of fun, meeting new people and raising your self-esteem.