We are now in a National lockdown that began on Thursday 5 November. It is with sadness that we have had to cancel our planned centre-based youth sessions until at least 2 December 2020.

We hope that you all remain safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able to do so.
See our social media pages for any further information and the latest updates.

You can find the weekly playground and virtual timetables below.

YMCA@Dickerage Virtual Community Centre

Weekly update 23 November:

What we did last week:

The playground remains open this time around also with schools open this meant young people continue to use the basketball/football courts and skatepark.

We continued with our online sessions including a Tuesday drop-in youth session, a community zoom session on Friday, and one to ones. We also continued to support through our social media platforms with mental health Monday, our new fun Fridays Video with Dan’s lockdown ball in the cup challenge. As this week was anti- bullying week we listened to Allison’s poem and reminded everyone about the importance of being kind. We also celebrated Children in Need and Diwali this week.

Can we also give massive congratulations to our very own Declan Rice on scoring his first goal for England, a true Dickerage boy that we’re so very proud of.

This week saw our interactions on Instagram increase by 288% and we continued to reach nearly 2000 people on Facebook.

Here are some anti-bullying tips.

please talk to someone if you feel worried or anxious

1. It is not your fault if you are being bullied

2. The important thing is to tell someone about it

3. Express your feelings appropriately, don’t let it get to the point where you seek revenge

4. Save or copy photos, video’s, texts or emails or posts in case they’re needed later

5. Think of other ways to respond to bullies, i.e. “I don’t like it when you say/do that”

6. Only be with people who make you feel good about yourself

7. Walk away because your self-respect is important to your well-being

8. Participate in activities that you enjoy and that you do well

9. Be proud of who you are, remember the problem is with them, not you

10. Remember to be kind to other people

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/

Support from youth workers

Remember we are always around even if you just need a chat. Stay safe and look out for each other.
Call Dan on 07785610385 to check-in or if just want to chat.

We have been keeping our social media platforms fun, interesting and up to date, we will ramp things up this month so don’t forget to check them out.
Our team is also here if you need any other support.

Check out our new Digital Youth Centre

Join in with our online activities, resources, and games. Here you’ll find some ways to connect, learn, and play.

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Hello everyone Allison is here with another great life skill. Keep you T-shirts looking crease free. #lifeskills #independance #foldinglaundry #foldingclothes ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you used to work in a clothes shop. Exactly how they fold too lol x

Lol no, I’m just good at it!

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Youth Activities Timetable - Week beginning Monday 16 November

Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Moany Monday
All Day
10 years +
Instagram & Facebook
DM on social media

Activities from our Partner Organisations

Southside Theatre Company
Southside Theatre Company have a range of sessions and resources
Check out their website

Fulham kicks: Unfortunately, the Session at Kingsmeadow has temporally stopped but we will keep you updated on our feed once they return.
Check out their website for more info

Here are some other links to some interesting & useful things to look at this week online

  • If your child is out of school, Chatter Packs have an amazing selection of leaning resources for all ages
  • Check out this website for great things to do including Museum Tours
  • Learn a language free on Duolingo, they also have a great smart phone app. Even if it’s just to say hello in Chinese

Changes to the playground daily opening times

The current guidelines set out by the government allows us to keep the playgroup open but we have decided to close once it gets dark at 5 pm

The playground but will be open but unsupervised on the following days and times:

Monday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

Please:

  • help us keep the community safe and minimise contact with other households
  • don’t congregate with others inside or outside the playgroup.
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Quote of the Day & Insta Story
All Day
10 years +
Instagram & Facebook
DM on social media
Youth club drop-in online
4pm - 4.40pm
11-16 years
Zoom
Dan
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Life Skills
All Day
10 years +
Instagram & Facebook
DM on social media
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Quote of the Day & Insta Story
All Day
10 years +
Instagram & Facebook
DM on social media
Community Connections
11am - 11.40am
18+ years
Zoom
Dan
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Under 5's Stay & Play
10.30am - 11.10am
Under 5's and parents/carers
Zoom
Dan
Fun Fridays
All Day
10 years +
Instagram & Facebook
DM on social media

Activities from Partner Organisations

Southside Theatre Company
Southside Theatre Company have a range of sessions and resources
Check out their website: https://www.southsidetheatre.com/

Fulham kicks:
Unfortunately, the sessions at Kingsmeadow have temporally stopped but we will keep you updated on our feed once they return:
Check out their website for more info:  https://soccerschools.fulhamfc.com/soccerschools/index.htm

Here are some other links to some interesting & useful things to look at this week online

  • If your child is out of school, Chatter Packs have an amazing selection of learning resources for all ages
  • Check out this website for great things to do including Museum Tours
  • Learn a language free on Duolingo, they also have a great smartphone app. Even if it’s just to say hello in Chinese
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Brite Box Cooking
11am
All
Zoom
Dan

Free youth activities and projects providing safe and inviting spaces for young people and the community.

Dickerage Sports and Community Centre offers a variety of activities and clubs to all ages. Young people also have the chance to gain qualifications. We have also have large adventure playground.

The centre’s facilities include:

  • five-a-side football
  • mountain play tower
  • under 8s play area: slides, swings and climbing frame
  • multi-use games area
  • a newly refurbished skate park

Our enthusiastic and qualified staff run a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, life skills, music and dance, and a range of workshops.

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Contact us

YMCA Dickerage Sports and Community Centre
Dickerage Lane, New Malden KT3 3EQ |  0208 942 1707 | danielslocombe@ymcaspg.org