Arts and Film
The positive effects on young people participating in and engaging with the arts are well known; developing imagination, self-expression and creativity while boosting confidence, learning new skills and having fun!
Here at HYP we recognise this and encourage creativity whenever and wherever possible; from arts and crafts in our mentoring sessions to graffiti workshops, collaborative projects with Tate St Ives and drama workshops with The Minack Theatre, there’s no shortage of opportunities at HYP to show your creative side!
HYP has a full cinema set up in our hall. Perfect for the budding film critic!
Food and Drink
At HYP we know the importance of a healthy, balanced diet for both the physical and mental health of children and young people. Cooking is an essential life skill, so young people are encouraged to get involved wherever possible, be it in a one-one mentoring session or Youth Café or Breakfast Club.
As part of the ‘Filling the Holiday Gap’ scheme, HYP has received funding from Cornwall Council to provide nutritious meals to young people through the school summer holidays, alongside a healthy, positive activities programme.
Through our involvement with FareShare, we are lucky enough to receive donations of redistributed food from local supermarkets. This allows us to ensure surplus food is being used where it’s needed, instead of becoming waste.
HYP offers a range of after school, term time clubs including the popular Youth Cafe' clubs. Youth Cafes are open access and provide young people with a safe space in which to the make new friends, socialise with peers, and receive information, advice and guidance from our team of experienced youth workers in a relaxed atmosphere.
A hot, nutritious meal is provided for free and young people are encouraged to get involved with the preparation and cooking; learning important life skills while having fun!
Wednesday Youth Café: 3pm-5pm. Year groups 7-9.
Thursday Youth Café: 5pm-7pm. Year groups 10-11.
Youth cafes are not currently running due to the current situation. Small after school groups are being offered from the HYP garden on Mondays and Thursdays. These are on a pre-booked only basis. To book a space call 01736 755790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engaging with the natural environment has a range of benefits for young people’s physical and mental well-being. Cutting down on screen-time and immersing yourself in nature increases self-confidence, creativity, ability to manage risk and teaches the importance of conservation.
HYP run regular forest school sessions as part of our holiday activities, giving young people the opportunity to learn new skills, have fun and spend time in the natural environment.
The HYP garden is a fantastic space for engaging with nature, with willow sculptures made by young people in a project with Tate St Ives and it’s vegetable patch, planted and managed by young people in youth cafe groups. The vegetables we grow go straight to the kitchen to be used in our healthy cooking sessions!
HYP has run several tree planting sessions with young people, planting apple trees in the HYP garden with Fruity Hayle and recently planting a meadow full of native trees as part of The Woodland Trusts ‘Big Climate Fightback’ campaign.
Our holiday activities always give the opportunity for conservation and nature education, including beach cleans for Surfers Against Sewage and snorkel safaris with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
HYP is passionate about sports and the physical and mental benefits they provide for young people; always delivered in an informal, inclusive way with the emphasis on having fun!
Youth Café sessions regularly feature a game of football and basketball, giving young people the chance to burn off energy after school and work up an appetite for the meal provided and our one to one mentoring sessions will often centre around a physical activity.
Sports Club. In partnership with SPARC community sports, HYP has run an after school club aimed at getting young people active and engaged with sport. SPARC’s experienced sports coaches work alongside HYP’s youth workers to deliver a range of sports and activities including cricket, football, badminton and golf in a fun and informal atmosphere.
Holiday Activity Program. Our holiday activity programs are bursting with opportunities to try new and fun ways to get physical, or hone your skills in a sport you already love. Watersports such as surfing, snorkelling and kayaking, team games on the beach to archery and trampolining, there’s something for everyone!
Run by HYP youth workers who are qualified instructors, lifeguards and have a wealth of surfing experience, HYP’s surf school is the perfect opportunity to get out there and ride the waves!
We have a fleet of surfboards and a range of wetsuits, all you need to bring is a towel and a sense of humour.
Our surf school is run through the summer holidays and is also available for groups.
HYP offers a Breakfast Club every Tuesday and Thursday during term time between 7.45am-8.45am.
Young people can drop in for a healthy, nutritious breakfast to set them up for the day, in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Our team of experienced youth workers are always on hand for information, advice and guidance as well as a friendly chat.
Because of the current situation, we are running Breakfast Club differently. You are welcome to pop by for some breakfast which will be pre-packaged, in a brown bag. We allow 15-minute slots in the garden, socially distanced (only for 6 or less young people), or you can grab and go. We hope to see you soon!