We are well into 2017 and things are looking great. Membership is growing and the feedback is getting better. Whilst it might still be cold outside our Summer plans are well underway with Watersports and holiday scheme the main subject at our management meetings. Last year we reported Elephants at Youthdirect well this year it [...]
As this year comes to an end we look back and reflect. Our membership numbers have risen once again we are providing more classes than ever. The summer months as always have been hectic with close t0 100 children attending our summer day camp, which judging on the feedback received,was a great success. Our water sports [...]
With cuts to funding hitting hard, Youthdirect have put on hold any new programs until funding can be confirmed. We will concentrate on the current courses. woodwork for over 10 years old , art for over 10 years old and crafts for ages 8 to 10. We can confirm that we have made provisional bookings [...]
Last year 12 year old M who had been attending our out of school group for some time , decided to create a Menorah (Hanukia) with the resemblance of Kever Rachel (Tomb of Rachel). Using a variety different woods (hard and softwoods), he worked many hours on this project and this is his results. He [...]
Youthdirect are now the proud holders of The Gold Quality Mark. Whilst we cannot go any higher in Quality Mark we will still strive to get better in all our services. Watch out for our new sessions starting in the new year.
Youthdirect is a registered charity that delivers culturally appropriate activities to children ages 8-13 from the local Jewish community. We are based in North London We are currently looking for a male woodwork tutor and a male tutor to introduce and build up ceramics/ pottery for our after school club 6-8.30 pm. We are also interested in [...]
Its amazing what one can do with wax. These Sushi candles were created at Youthdirect.
As we approach the end of our spring program and get into gear for our Summer programs it is time to reflect on the numbers we achieved in the last 3 months. 60 hours outdoor sessions with sunny sky's this year 80 children attended watersports with 52 passing level 1 and for the first time 23 passing [...]
You know all those pictures of children happy and smiling, did you notice many seem to be taken in countryside. Cities with their daily grind , don't make best of backgrounds for those happy kids. Everyone rushing to earn a few more pennies, people hardly know who their neighbours are,crime high. Hey not a great [...]
What happens when you have a shed full of scrap wood and want to teach members Stool weaving? Thanks to a generous donor we are now able to convert our scrap into stools using our new circular saw bench and planer/ thickenesser. Our new crafts class will now be making stools once again. When [...]