Escape Youth Group News For January 2014

Mark SturdyHappy New Year to all our members, their families, and all Spaldwick residents!

2013 was a fantastic year for Escape, with the highest recorded attendance since we started in 2010, peaking at over 50 and averaging over 40.

We ended 2013 with a special film night, showing ‘Despicable Me 2’ in fantastic HD in the school hall.

Thanks to Mark Heath and the Escape Group Committee for putting this on.

We start 2014 with youth club sessions from 7pm to 9pm on the following dates:

  • January 10th
  • January 24th.

Dates for the next few months are posted on the Spaldwick diary page.

Admission is just £1 per person.

New members are welcome! Year 6 pupils are welcome to attend from the first session listed above if they are already aged 11 or their 11th birthday is before Easter 2014.

All new members are asked to fill in a registration form and return it completed by their parents. If you’ve been before, but haven’t returned your form, just pick up a new one the next time you join us.

If you or your child haven’t been before, we offer:

  • a relaxed and safe environment
  • computer games
  • table games in the main school hall, including table tennis, snooker and table football
  • craft activities and board games in the community room
  • a very reasonably priced and well-stocked tuck shop.

Youth club sessions are run by our professional youth worker – Tony Evans – assisted by members of the Committee.

We are searching for parents to help Tony and the Committee with running the youth club. We need additional help each week to run the tuck shop. This is a very important job –  just ask any of our members! If a parent for each child attending youth club volunteered to help just once, we would have enough helpers to cover two years of youth club sessions. Unfortunately we don’t have this many volunteers but, if we had more parents willing to help just once, they would make a big difference to the running of the club.

If you can help, please either email or speak to one of the Committee members at the youth club.

Finally, we have a vacancy in our Committee for a Communications Officer. Jeremy Blackmore has decided to stand down from this post due to work commitments. We thank Jeremy for all the work he has done in his time with us, and wish him all the best for 2014. If you have a literary flair, and want to help with monthly articles for the Spaldwick News, and website/Facebook articles, please contact me at

Mark Sturdy


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