Post 16 students at Pegasus School are involved in a Youth Club Committee. The Youth Club Committee started two years ago and who meet every Monday.
The long term aim of the committee for students is too:
- Promote and encourage their participation in decision making and becoming actively involved in their life choices.
- Be listened to and valued to as an individual
- Consider the needs of the whole community
- Encourage working cooperatively as a group
- Use appropriate social communications skills within a group situation
- Encourage self-reflection
In September 2015 the committee set up a Friday enterprise hot dog business. They had a loan of £40 from Therapy which they were able to pay back in 6 weeks. Now each member earns a small weekly wage. Students have discussions in the Monday morning committee meeting about topics such as the prices to charge, advertising, resources, dietary choices, profits, and wages when they were in profit, researching best prices for produce and the responsibility of each role within the team. Practical jobs like making posters and research are then carried out by students in college the next day.
The committee are now planning a Music Festival for all students and their families in July 2016. During the day there are plans to have a bouncy castle, various musical activities that students and their families can join in with, different summer games such as rounder’s and a Disco.
There will also be a sensory tent will include hand/foot massage and sensory toys and outdoor water play. There will be marquees for arts and crafts, nail and face painting and cake, sweet and plant stalls.
Tents will be put up by students on the Thursday in readiness for camping and the young people will also help to decorate the field.
The committee members are planning the following fundraising events to finance the festival:
- Sponsored Swim
- Sponsored walk
- Cake/biscuit stall
- Loose change collection
And are involved in planning the following:
- Making posters
- Researching ideas
- Designing a map of the festival
- Making invitations for friends and family
- Fundraising ideas
- Generating ideas
For more information or to offer you help to the committee please contact Julie Bailey or Peta Denney on Tel: 01283 761352