What do we offer?
Throughout the year as part of our youth provision TOKKO Youth Space arranges positive, fun and engaging activities during school holidays. The activities are decided in partnership with our young people (members aged 13-19), the Youth Board and staff who all bring ideas to design the holiday programme.
The activities have a mixture of physical, creative, educational, inspirational and lots of fun to ensure something for everyone. Activities themselves will range from community cohesion events, art projects, healthy cooking, a whole host of trips away which include theme parks, swimming arena’s, river activities (canoeing, zorbing, stand up paddle boarding etc) and loads more too. All activities give priority to members and parental consent forms are required for off site activities for those under 18. Keep an eye out on the what’s on page of our website for a full programme during the holidays.
Members of TOKKO aged 13-19 (up to 24 with a disability).
Full timetable available from the TOKKO building and full details, dates and times regularly updated here.
Currently subsidised from TOKKO central funds. Some trips / activities have a small additional charge.
Anna Butterworth – Youth Worker
Joff Talbot – Youth Worker
What can I gain from this project?
Builds on confidence and self-esteem.
Learn about local community.
Have lots of fun, make friends though positive activities.
Cognitive, social development.
Learn to become more independent within themselves.
Case study 1
KH came to TOKKO in late 2014 and being in the care system has his fair share of hard times. His Foster Carer got in touch with TOKKO Youth Space to find something for KH to do during after school and holiday time.
After the next stage meeting and tour around the building KH attended the holiday provision which included, ice skating, an active residential to PGL and loads more activities. His behaviour was tricky to deal with initially, possibly due to testing boundaries etc. After the half term activities were completed trust was built between KH and TOKKO staff which has been a positive progression for KH. KH continues to frequent TOKKO Youth Space holiday provision and general drop in sessions developing his relationships with staff and other young people at TOKKO.
Case study 2
KM came over from Ireland in late 2015, having left her friends and quite a lot of her family. She found the transition tough and happened to make friends with some troublesome young people. She came to TOKKO Youth Space finding something to do and with the group mentioned. Relationships between KM and staff were great but there was continuous concerns with other young people. Through her time attending the holiday provision KM was able to pull away from the difficult group whist at the same time finding a safe, fun space at TOKKO Youth Space. She has continued to do really well in her life; troubles with the original youth group no longer occur and she continues with positive steps in her life.
KM knows that TOKKO is there for her and other young people who need someone to talk to; providing fun activities and a good atmosphere in the building. KM has expressed that her time with us at TOKKO has helped her in the initial stages of coming over from Ireland and continues to do so.