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Wellfield Community School is at the heart of the community in Wingate

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Ron was very pleased to attend the Wingate Forum Youth Group at Wellfield Community School last week. He spoke to the young people about taking part in football, aerobics, fencing and table tennis – and he played a game of table tennis with some young people.

The School hosts the Youth Club for young people in Wingate and surrounding villages, and has been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm of the young people.  The intention is to provide a safe place for the young people and to work with other agencies to educate them in personal safety, substance abuse and sexual health to name but a few. They are keen to expand the activities further and offer facilities in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays. The Youth Club meets on a Monday night at the moment, divided into two age groups to help deal with the demand.

Ron commented ‘it is very impressive to see so many young people actively involved in so many different kinds of activity. I know that Wellfield School is at the heart of the community and the Youth Club is a real asset.’

Linda Rodham, the school’s Headteacher, said ‘we were delighted that Ron found the time to visit our Youth club last Monday and look forward to developing a partnership to improve the lives of the young people in Wingate and the surrounding area’.

In addition to the young people, Ron met Linda Rodham (Headteacher), Brendie Ryle (Business Manager), John Lane (Community Services Manager), Sean Readman (Community Sports Manager), Graham Reid (Clerk to Wingate Parish Council) and Ernie Mason (Vice Chair of Wingate Parish Council).

More information can be found on the school’s website at http://wellfieldschool.net/index.phtml?d=542152

Posted on Tuesday 14th June 2016
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