The Starston Youth Club (SYC) is run by local people, for local children.
Our aim is to bring together children of a similar age who may otherwise not get to meet each other and become friends, because of the wide geographical spread of the village. This also applies to young families, who may not know other couples in the village with young toddlers or babies because they live 4 miles down the road and are out at work all day, even if we all live in Starston!
If there are activities you would like to see at the club or you would like to get more involved, please speak with any member of the 2019 organising group:-
- Sam Bow
- Janet Broadhurst
- Ann Leitch
We welcome feedback, both compliments and things we can improve, so please let us know!
If you and/or your primary school or above aged child would like to be part of the 2019 organising group, please get in touch.
All event leaders are DBS checked and the club follows the Diocese of Norwich Safeguarding Policy. St Margaret’s Church PCC provides public liability cover.
One responsible adult must remain with pre-school age children. In line with good practice, we ask that emergency contact details and any medical conditions or special needs such as food allergies are provided for all children attending the club.
SYC WhatsApp Group
Updates on events are communicated via the SYC Whatsapp group or on the village website. If parents would like to join the WhatsApp group, please contact Ann Leitch.
The club started in January 2016 at the request of families in the village. Our starting resources were simply some children’s paints, paper, energy and good-will. Thanks to the support of local residents collecting vouchers, we were successful in securing a grant from the 2016 EDP Community Chest Scheme to purchase an outdoor table tennis table. A South Norfolk Council “Go for It” grant enabled us to buy a soft play ball pit and play mats for our younger members. Donations from individual Starston villagers have enabled us to acquire a table football game; a child sized second-hand pool/snooker table and new balls; a 3.5m parachute for children’s games; an indoor bouncy castle; a rounders set; a giant jenga, all of which are proving highly popular. We have also had donated an amplifier, speakers and stands, which can be used for outdoor events. In March 2017 we were awarded grants for an equipment storage shed, which has been erected adjacent to the Jubilee Hall.
Our current “wish list” includes light-weight moveable football goal posts and footballs; bagatelle; tiddlywinks; arts & crafts materials; twister; a large connect 4 game (suitable for children 4-6 years); a laptop and projector so that music and videos can be streamed via the superfast broadband connection at the Jubilee Hall for club meetings and film afternoons.
Please contact either Janet Broadhurst or Ann Leitch if:-
- you have items that are in good condition that you would be willing to donate
- you would like to organise a community fundraising event for the SYC
- you are planning to hire the Jubilee Hall for a children’s party and would like to use some of the SYC resources for a small donation
- you would like to borrow the Starston village bunting or outdoor PA system and would be willing to make a donation towards SYC
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