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What’s Going On

We give young people the opportunity to try new activities, discover what their passionate about and realise their amazing potential!

Breakfast Club

HYP offers a Breakfast Club every Tuesday and Thursday during term time between 7.45am-8.45am for young people aged between 11-16.

Young people can drop in for a free, 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.

Breakfast club is on Monday-Thursday 8-8:45am.  No face masks required, but young people will be asked to be temperature checked upon entry.  There is a maximum of 20 young people indoors at any one time.

 

Youth Cafe

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.

Face masks aren't required, however we will be checking temperatures  before entering HYP.  There is a maximum of 20 young people per session and a hot meal is provided for free to all young people who attend.

Monday Youth Café: 3pm-5pm.

Wednesday Youth Café: 3pm-5pm.

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.

Nature

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.

Sports

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!

Watersports

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.