Read more about The Escape Youth Clubs latest news, activities and support for members and the community.
Our Youth Committee research, prepare, write and issue a monthly newsletter to our Members and their Parents. Filled with updated news from the club, future events, fun videos, interviews and suggested seasonal activities, click below to read our previous newsletters or to receive further newsletter just sign up here.
‘Come What May’ Photography Competition – If you are a secondary school student (years 7-11) and would like the chance to win a photography session with local photographer Archie Tipple then read on….. Our new competition has launched and you don’t need to own an expensive camera to get involved, you can snap images on your phone if needed.
It is easy to take part, we just need you to submit a photography image taken by you, that fits with the competition theme ‘Come What May’. Entrants can submit up to 3 images and each image will need its own entry form.
Why the theme ‘Come What May’? May is an exciting time with so much change going on around us. The weather is warming up, and people are getting out and about a bit more as lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted. There are so many opportunities for you to get snapping, trees coming into bloom, birds in your garden, people helping others in the community or heading about their daily life. As long as the theme is conveyed in the image and this should give you a lot of choice.
To Enter – click on the link here to submit an entry. Up to 3 images per person and each image requires an entry form. Closing date by noon on Monday 31st May 2021.
Judges – Local photographer Archie Tipple will judge alongside our Chair Karen Taylor for the Judges Choice 1st place. The ‘People’s Choice’ winner will be selected based on the number of likes/shares the images receive via The Escape Youth Club social media channels. All images will be posted equally by The Escape Youth Club from 1st-14th June, the images will be evaluated on 15th June to establish the most popular via likes/shares.
Judges Choice – 1st Prize
A 1-2-1 photography session with local photographer (and judge) Archie Tipple. Winner will have access to professional camera equipment and will be given tips and skills to capture some fantastic images.
Winners image will be included in The Escape Youth Club newsletter.
People’s Choice – 1st Prize
Winners image with displayed on The Escape Youth Club Facebook page (banner image) and in the Club newsletter.
Plus, £20 Love2Shop voucher
Full terms & conditions are listed on the entry forms.
Any questions do get in touch with us, otherwise Good Luck to you all.
The Escape Youth Club was nominated for Mid Sussex Applauds Awards Stronger Communities award. This is for a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity. Although we did not win it was a great achievement for us as a club as we have only been running for three months.
Also three of our youth members Connor Murphy, Rebecca Mummery and Leo Rimmer were awarded Young Volunteer of the year certificates which is in recognition for those young people who have made a difference in their local community.
Christmas is over, it is cold and dark outside, we have another national lockdown and Summer holidays seem a lifetime away, so it is not surprising Blue Monday is approaching – the third Monday of January – deemed as the most depressing day of the year. But fear not, a psychologist came up with the term ‘Blue Monday’ in 2004 after a holiday company wanted a scientific formula for the January blues and to no doubt encourage us to book more holidays.
So, although we may be feeling a little fed up, there is lots we can do to lift our moods without the need to rush out and book a holiday and we are going to be highlighting the 12 Rocks of Wellbeing with www.actionyourpotential.org over the next few weeks. The 12 Rocks are 12 activities or habits that we all must carry out every day to give our brains the best chance of constructing the best version of ourselves. They are simple but may require a little planning to make sure we do them in our busy lives. We will go into each rock in more detail over the next few weeks.
Rock 1 – Sleep
Rock 2 – Exercise
Rock 3 – Eat Healthily
Rock 4 – Mindfulness
Rock 5 – Mind Wandering
Rock 6 – Emotions
Rock 7 – Walking Outside
Rock 8 – Music
Rock 9 – Connecting with People
Rock 10 – Gratitude and Kindness
Rock 11 – Engaging Your Life’s Purpose
Rock 12 – Learn, Play, Create, Read
Remember you are not alone and there is always someone for you to talk to. #itisokaynottobeokay