Pioneering move for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 17:08 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

A NEW youth club is set to open in St Albans following complaints about the lack of things to do for children in the area. Nexus, a consortium of schools from across St Albans, are working in partnership with Youth Connexions and The Pioneer Club on Heath

A NEW youth club is set to open in St Albans following complaints about the lack of things to do for children in the area.

Nexus, a consortium of schools from across St Albans, are working in partnership with Youth Connexions and The Pioneer Club on Heathlands Drive to provide a club for local children aged 10 to 13. It will open in April and will be held every Friday from 4.30-6.30pm.

Jo Maher, extended schools co-ordinator for Nexus, arranged the funding for the project after consulting more than 1,000 children from the area. She said: "Many of our youngsters feel that there isn't a lot to do in St Albans and it seems that they often have to venture to Watford, Hatfield or Hemel Hempstead for entertainment. The new youth club will be something fun to do that is also easily accessible."

There will be a launch party on April 24 to mark the opening of the new club and entertainment will include music from Sandringham Secondary School and magic shows from pupils at St Albans Girls School. There will also be prizes, activities and games for both children and parents.

The Pioneer is refurbishing a room for the new club and a manager, Karen Broom from Kool Kidz entertainment company, has already been appointed. For more information, contact Jo Maher on 01727 855134.

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