Summer Project - a great 4 weeks

18 Sep 2019

St Andrew’s Club’s 4 week structured Summer Project ran from 3:30pm to 8:30pm, Monday 22 July to Friday 16 August 2019, offering a varied programme of creative, educational, recreational and sporting activities and trips out.

Activities included cookery, archery, art and trips out in the Club’s minibuses to Quad biking, Trampolining, swimming in the Serpentine Lido, HMS Westminster (read more about this here) and Burberry. Plenty of affordable food was available each day via the Lunch Club, where slices of pizza, wraps and fruit were always on offer.

I am given the space to enjoy myself with my friends’.

9-year old male member

180 local young people, aged 8-18 attended over the four-week period, with an average attendance of 62 young people each day. 75% of attendees live in flats in social housing and most live locally within a 20-minute walk of the Club - a valuable local provision, costing only 50p a day. 70% of those who filled out the pre-survey said they would be doing either ‘doing nothing’ or ‘hanging around’ if they weren’t at the Club. 46% also said they were not going away during the holiday.

79 members were not previously registered with St Andrew’s Club. We marketed the programme in local schools and estates and we hope many of them will join us year round from September, particluarly as 100% of the 55 members who filled the end of programme survey said they would ‘definitely’ or ‘would like to’ continue attending the Club after the programme ends.

I would like to come back as I like that the other members were kind’

12-year old female member

The Summer Project was generously funded by John Lyon's Charity, William Shelton Education Charity and the Feathers Association. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!

If you would like to make a donation to our work of enriching young lives, please visit our on-line fundraising page hereThank you.

Creating a cake tower                   Building a Jenga tower               Fun with science - glow lamps

Swimming in the Serpentine Lido

Archery in the Sports Hall                                                     Rollerblading in the Sports Hall     Dance fun in the Studio


Final party night - dancing


Thank you Brindisa for providing the most delicious tapas food!

Pass the parcel, pinata, limbo and so much more ....