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Youth Centres and Activities

Powerstation Youth Centre

 

PowerStation offers a wide range of activities for young people aged 8 - 19 to engage in and enjoy. This includes a number of age specific drop in sessions with a variety of themes and workshops including: sports, music, cooking, health and wellbeing, art and much more. 

Our youth club is open Wednesdays - Sundays.  We offer a space to hang out with your mates and a chance to get involved in some activities. During the School Holidays we offer free activities for young people so keep checking up on what we have going on. 

Young people have access to our Music Recording Facilities and Rehearsal Band Room operated by our dedicated music engineer. PowerStation is currently developing its music offer to also have a Live Recording space and is supporting young people in specialised music events such as band nights and working towards performing at the AfC Youth Awards and other events. 

Young people have access to our gym and sports hall. They can come and use the fully equipped gym and a personal trainer for young people to incorporate exercise into their daily routine and set goals for themselves.

We have an art studio which young people have full access to and the resources and equipment in order to make art work to take home. 

We also have specialist mentoring staff to discuss and support across areas of risk such as mental health, sexual health, substance misuse and many others. Support of this nature is provided on request and we always treat issues of this type with the care and sensitivity they deserve.

 

New Timetable for Summer Term 2021
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  Sunday

LIVE WIRE - Studio Bookings

 

3pm to 5pm

5.30pm to 7.30pm

7.30pm to 9.30pm


 

LIVE WIRE - with Dwayne

 

4 to 6pm

LIVE WIRE - Studio Bookings

 

4pm to 6pm

6.30pm to 8.30pm


 
TEEKERS - coming soon

SERVED

 

2 to 4pm

BOOST

 

5.30pm to 7.30pm

 

Junior Club

 

4 to 6pm

Crouching Tiger Karate

11am to 2.30pm

 

L.A.T.E.S

 

7.30pm to 9.30pm

 

Senior Club

 

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Knots Arts

 

6.30pm to 8.30pm

 
   

TEKKERS

12 to 14 years

6.30pm to 7.30pm

 

TEKKERS

15 to 19 years

7.30pm to 8.30pm

   

 

BOOST

A weekly drop-in session on Wednesdays for young people aged 11 to 14 where they can socalise, learn new skills, take part in a wide range of activities, and form new friendships, as well as BOOST their existing ones. Young people have the opportunity to play sports, do arts and crafts, cook and bake, and learn new life skills. Young people also have the chance to speak to Youth Workers about their problems, school life, friendships, relationships, homework support and much more.

L.A.T.E.S

A weekly drop-in session on Wednesdays for young people aged 14 to 19 that provides a safe space in the evenings. Young people will have access to activities such as football, music production, basketball, hair and beauty, healthy relationship and lifestyle discussions, fitness and the gym, and more. Young people also have the chance to speak to Youth Workers about their problems, college life, friendships, relationships, lifestyle choices, university planning, the C-Card scheme, and more.

L.A.T.E.S flyer (pdf)

LIVE WIRE

A weekly session for young people to enhance their music production skills. Whether they’re a performer, songwriter, band or producer, we can offer state of the art facilities to work on projects.

PowerStation has a digital recording studio with Logic Pro X, fully equipped with outboard, and a good collection of microphones. PowerStation also has a fully equipped band practice room with electric guitars, drums, piano and more. 

During Live Wire, young people will also have access to help and support in creating/mastering their music from a professional music-specialist Youth Worker, and will also have opportunities to perform and develop at local community gigs, band nights etc. 

LIVE WIRE Flyer (pdf)

Junior Club

Our all-year-round after school club for young people aged 8 to 11 years old. Young people can take part in a wide range of activities ranging from sports, art, cooking music, dance and more. Youth Workers also get young people to take part in a group game during each session to help develop their social skills and make new friends. This session also aims to develop bonds and friendships amongst young people as they transition from Primary to Secondary school, with the aim to make this transition smoother.

Senior Club

The Friday night project for young people to take part in a range of activities and have full use of the building, including the Music Rooms, Gym, Sports Hall, Art Room, kitchen and more. Unlike BOOST and L.A.T.E.S, this session is much more structured, with more formal activities taking place to help build young people’s confidence, skill set, and abilities in activities such as the music and sport. Youth Workers are also on hand to speak about young people’s issues, and provide support and guidance in all they need. 

SERVED

Table Tennis on the weekend? Why not? Come down during the day on Sunday and relax, chill and socialise whilst also improving your table tennis skills. Funded by London Youth and London Sports,  SERVED is the new weekend Table Tennis project for young people 8 to 13 years old. This also provides young people with a safe space on the weekend, as well as access to Youth Workers at times where they traditionally wouldn’t have had access to them before. 

SERVED flyer (pdf)

Tekkers - More than just football

TEKKERS flyer (pdf)

Partnership Provision

The following provision takes place at PowerStation but is managed by outside charities or organisations. For more information, please visit their websites.

Crouching Tiger Karate

Offer bespoke karate classes to suit all people and all ages sessions are divided into the following times and age ranges on Saturdays at PowerStation Youth Centre.  

11:00am until 11:45am: 4 to 8 years old

11:45am until 12:30pm: 8 to 12 years old

12:30pm until 1:30pm: 12+ years old

1:30pm until 2:30pm: Mixed teens and adults

 

For more information please go to https://www.crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk/ 

 

Knots Arts

Knots Arts Saturday Youth Club takes place at the Powerstation Youth Club in Mortlake every Saturday during term time for young people aged 13 – 25 years old. The club is a thriving group of young people with social communication difficulties who love to try new things, meet new people and above all have fun. 

Sessions are designed to empower young people to try new experiences and suggest what they would like to be doing whilst at the club. Each week we begin with a sharing of news which is followed by a healthy activity (e.g. sport or cookery) and then a creative or discussion activity (art/drama/planning a trip).

 

For more information please go to https://knotsarts.com/ 

 

Facilities 

Music Production and Rehearsal

If you are a performer, songwriter, band or producer we can offer you state of the art facilities to work on your project. Powerstation has a digital recording studio with Logic Pro X, fully equipped with outboard and a good collection of microphones.

Our rehearsal room is fully equipped with a PA system, drums, amps and instruments. All you need to do is plug in.

Both these facilities are available FREE on open club evenings. Our recording studio can be booked after school between for studio or band practise sessions Wednesday - Fridays during the day. 

Sports Hall Hire

We have a large purpose-built sports hall that can accommodate football, basketball and badminton, volleyball, circuit training, group games, table tennis, boxing, or if you need a space for judo or karate, boxing, dance groups, theatres, or a music performance and much more.

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Gym

Come and use the fully equipped gym and a personal trainer for young people to incorporate exercise into their daily routine and set goals for themselves. 

Art Room

Come and take part in a range of Art activities from Clay, painting, drawing, tie dye and much more. We welcome young peoples ideas for art activities and we try to order equipment when they give us their feedback on what type of art they like to do. 

Learn To Cook (currently running but with reduced numbers)

Gives young people the skills and knowledge needed to make healthy food choices for themselves; it empowers young people so that they can look forward to a healthier future.

Practical cookery has health, social and educational benefits:

  • Health: young people learn about basic nutrition, how to prepare healthy and tasty dishes from fresh ingredients and to cook in a safe and hygienic way.
  • Social: young people become more independent, work together and learn about other cultures through food. Young people can share skills with family and friends.
  • Educational: young people learn a practical life skill. Some young people can achieve an accredited qualification in cookery.
Services

In addition to activities, the Powerstation also recognises the physical and emotional wellbeing of young people. We offer specialist services or can direct young people to the appropriate services. These include:

  • Employment support services
  • Condom distribution scheme for young people with the new C-Card system.
  • South West London Chlamydia Screening programme for young people under 25 years.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Contact Us

Danielle Brooks-Hutchinson: Cluster Support Youth Worker - North East Cluster
Phone: 020 8288 0876  Mobile: 07864 615077
Email: danielle.hutchinson@achievingforchildren.org.uk

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