Goodbye Fiona

Sadly last night we said goodbye to Fiona our Youth Worker.

Fiona has been with us for the last 18 months – in that time she’s met many local young people (and parents) and says it’s been great getting to know you all! We thank her for her work developing our excellent youth provision.

Please keep coming along – last week of term next week Linda will continue helping on a Tuesday and we have a team covering all the other gaps until we appoint a new Youth Leader.

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Southam Self Defence Club

The Southam Self Defence Club opens at the Graham Adams Centre on Wednesday 17th February 2016 from 8.30-9.30pm and will run on Wednesday evenings.

This non-profit making club was created to help 12-18 year olds in our community protect themselves against physical attach. This age group is particularly vulnerable to bullying and violent rime, but with the right training and knowledge they can learn to defend themselves in a variety of situations. The program is also designed to enhance and improve fitness and self-confidence.

The methods and techniques that are taught are simple, practical and very effective. They are drawn from the striking and blocking martial art of Karate, grapping and throwing techniques of Jujitsu, Aikido and Judo and the ground defense techniques of Jujitsu.

With over 30 years experience, the instructor is well versed in martial arts, holding a black belt in Karate, Jujitsu, Judo, high grades in Aikido and other styles of Jujitsu in addition to army self defence training.

With the focus on self defence and helping vulnerable members of our community, it is not run as a traditional martial arts club. There is no special equipment and clothing to buy, no annual membership fees, no grading payments, and session fee are kept to a minimum to cover the costs of the room (currently £2 a session).

We would like young adults to learn useful and practical methods of defending themselves and to have fun while learning.

If you are interested in joining, please come along to the centre on a Wednesday evening at 8.30 and to participate please wear training / gym clothing.


Growing Southam Video

Growing Southam from edwin pink tv on Vimeo.

Food for Thought was made with young people from the Southam Youth Club at GAC working with Ed Pink, digital media specialist.
Thanks to Nicola Broomhead and the Bridge Cafe volunteers and customers and to GAC volunteers for their help and support throughout this project.
Thanks to the all who participated in making this fantastic record of Southam’s food fads and favourites.
Financial support for this digital media project came from Cllr John Appleton and the WCC County Councillor Grant Fund.