What's going on?
We visit Hadleigh High School for assemblies and also at lunch time on Fridays. During the summer school holidays, you can find us out and about the town on a Friday evening. Stop and have a chat and we can tell you about the project.
Our evening drop-in centre
|Our evening drop-in centre on Tuesday and Friday evenings is a safe place to come and hang out and socialise with existing friends and meet new friends. There is Playstation3, Wii and Xbox with large projection screens, table tennis, pool, snooker, board and card games and a nail bar. There’s also a tuck shop!|
Tuesday evening – 6-8pm
|All the recreational facilities described above. You can also join 'Prepare 2 cook' on this evening. Amaze you parents, girlfriends, boyfriends and friends. Learn to cook a wide range of cheap and delicious meals from chilli to pancakes and have some fun too.|
Friday evenings – 7:30-10:00pm (summer from 7pm on the streets & parks)
|All the recreational facilities described above. There’s also free hot food, something like bacon or sausage rolls – and you even get a go at cooking it yourself! Leave some room as some of our volunteers also bake cakes and stuff.|
Our state of the art media and computer suite.
Tuesdays – 3:00-5:30pm
|Music development with our Youth Work Co-ordinator Craig. His band has a recording contract and a new album out this Autumn. Want to know how he got started? Want to learn about everything from song writing and performing to editing and sound engineering. Songs are a great way of expressing your thoughts, feelings and opinions on stuff that matters to you.|
Wednesdays – 4:30-6:30pm
|Homework / revision club – yep it’s got to be done. Like it or not. If you need a quite place to work, need some support or motivation or don’t fancy sitting at home alone in your bedroom, this is for you.|
Thursdays – 6:30-9:00pm
The Romance Academy. Are you between 14-17 years? Pornography, casual sex, what’s love got to do with it, what’s normal, what’s not. This is not like the sex education you receive at school.
This programme challenges your attitudes and values, looking at sexual confidence and body image, what’s a healthy relationship, what’s love and romance got to do with sex, should you try keeping up with your friends sexual activities, crossing the line into physical and emotional abuse, keeping safe and yeah – you can ask about the technical stuff to.
Anything that’s discussed in this group is confidential. We help you navigate these issues so you can make your own informed choices and decisions about relationships and sex.
Fridays – 4:00 - 6:00pm
|Are you about to leave school, or have left school and don’t have a job to go to, or are not sure what you want to do next. We can help you with job and apprenticeship search, help you produce a CV, or think about other education and training options.|
Inspiration - inspiring the next generation of girls
Mondays - 6.30-8.00pm
Starting Monday 13th February 2017 at our offices in Corks Lane Council Building
An event for girls aged 11-15 with a new range of activities and events including crafts, games and discussions. Also occasional activities out, such as the cinema or bowling. If you would like to be involved or if you have any questions, please contact Rhiannon firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please ask your parents or guardians to sign the consent form below so that you can participate in Inspiration at the Porch Project.
We are thinking about developing some new programmes including:
|Staying safe in the real and virtual worlds – looks at everything from cyber bulling, sexting, trolling, addiction to creating an on-line profile that’s not really you, when malicious on-line communications becomes a criminal offence to a physical well-being check.|
|Getting your point across – fed up with how young people are portrayed and stereotyped in the media. Is celebrity culture good or bad, how powerful are images in creating good or bad perceptions? You will become media relations trained and learn how to campaign using traditional and social media.|
We are extreemly grateful to Nordson Dage for supporting the Project with a grant for £2,400 to get our Horizons Programme up and running.
On August 8th & 9th the Porch Project were fortunate enough to be able to take seven young people to France on a two-day WW1 Battlefield Tour. This was made available to us by Mark Brennan and the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project, www.hadleighww1.com . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.
On July 28th the Porch Project were very pleased to welcome Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner our temporary offices in Corks Lane.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Celebration & AGM and to the Lindsey Rose for providing the delicious food.
We are very grateful for the continuing support from the local community.