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From Friday 27th November, Timespan is temporarily closed for the Winter Season.

YASS!

YASS! Club (Youth Action Social Squad)

After our temporary move to YASS!@home, we’re ready to re-open and happy happy to welcome you back.! We’ve had to make a few changes to how we work to keep you all as safe as possible.

Group 1: Nursery, P1 & P2 (ages 4-6): 1300 – 1400

Group 2: P3, P4 & P5 (ages 6-9): 1500 – 1600

Group 3: P6 & P7 (ages 9-12): 1700 – 1830

We’re continuing activities which tackle big issues in fun, creative and joyous ways, which will help make sense of what’s happening in the world right now.

Please get in touch with us at youth@timespan.org.uk if you’d like further detail of our safety measures.

Upcoming…

Friday 27th November

GROUP 1

YASS! Book Club Launch

This will be the first in our new series of monthly YASS! books clubs! We will be reading, drawing, painting, making and telling stories. Any members of the club are welcome to borrow books from our Youth Library.

Friday 4th December

GROUP 1

Stirring up a Storm: The Landless Kids Manifesto. In this week’s Stirring up a Storm session, together we will be baking, making and mixing our chosen local recipes that we gathered last week! Whilst our food bakes, we will be exploring the Landless Kids Manifesto, written by 1,200 children from several different camps and settlements across Brazil: “We wrote this Landless Kids’ Manifesto so that, together with other children, we can fight for our rights and grow in a world with no social inequality, where we can be happy.”

Friday 11th December

GROUP 1

Clay Brainstorming. Inspired by the Landless Kids’ Manifesto, this week we will be thinking about what it means to have access to land to grow your own food to eat. Using clay, we will be making wee spoons and bowls patterning them with plants from the garden.

Friday 18th December

GROUP 1

Banner Making. Everyone should have food to eat! This week, we will be making banners with symbols, pictures and words of all the different foods that we eat and where in the world they are grown. We will be writing big thoughts on everyone’s ability to eat! Expect big rolls of paper and lots of paint!

Friday 27th November

GROUPS 2 & 3

YASS! Film and Book Club Launch

This will be the first in our new series of monthly YASS! film screenings and books clubs! Any members of the club are welcome to borrow books from our Youth Library. Expect popcorn, bean bags and a wee fab film! We will also be gathering recipes in this week’s session, ready for baking and mixing next week!

Friday 4th December

GROUPS 2 & 3

Stirring up a Storm: Making Baking and Creating
In this weeks Stirring up a storm session, together we will be baking, making and mixing our chosen local recipes that we gathered last week! Whilst our food bakes we will be exploring the Landless Kids Manifesto, written by 1,200 children from several different camps and settlements across Brazil: 
“We wrote this Landless Kids’ Manifesto so that, together with other children, we can fight for our rights and grow in a world with no social inequality, where we can be happy.”

Friday 11th December

GROUPS 2 & 3

Manifesto Making. Inspired by the Landless Kids’ Manifesto, this week we will be collectively brainstorming about children’s rights both locally and globally. We will be working together to come up with a list of what we think all children should have, both locally in our village and globally around the world.

Friday 18th December

GROUPS 2 & 3

Banner Making. This week we will be getting out our paint brushes to make banners of the YASS! Clubbers list of children’s rights, ready to put up in the workshop!

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Friday 20th November

GROUP 1

Games Week

Be prepared to laugh your socks off, maybe even defrost an ice block, this week is all about team work as we try out a tonne of new games! 

Friday 20th November

GROUPS 2 & 3

Games Week: Popcorn Wealth

Wealth is not shared equally. But how can we see how unfair this division is? Using popcorn as our tool, the YASS! members are going to be popping corn, creating games and questioning the way wealth is divided in the UK and globally. The kids will brainstorm strategies together and imagine alternative worlds for the future of collectively shared wealth!

Friday 13th November

GROUP 1

Crystal Making and Movements for change. This week we will be making crystals from scratch. As they grow, we will think about all the crystals that surround us in Helmsdale, from the local beaches and shores to the screens where we watch TV. We will think about where these crystals come from around the world and how taking crystals out of the ground can harm local people’s existence.

Friday 13th November

GROUPS 2 & 3

Crystal Making and Movements for change. This week we will be making crystals from scratch. As they grow, we will think about all the crystals that surround us in Helmsdale, from the local beaches and shores to the screens where we watch TV. We will think about where these crystals come from around the world and how taking crystals out of the ground can harm local people’s existence.

Friday 6th November

GROUP 1

Stirring up a Storm: Imagining the future YASS! Clubs

We’ll be cooking up a new future of the YASS! Clubs as part of our Stirring up a Storm cooking series. In this session we will be cooking a meal to share together. As our meal bakes we want YOU! the YASS! Clubbers to design the future of your club!

Friday 6th November

GROUPS 2 & 3

Stirring up a Storm: Imagining the future YASS! Clubs

We’ll be cooking up a new future of the YASS! Clubs as part of our Stirring up a Storm cooking series. In this session we will be cooking a meal to share together. As our meal bakes we want YOU! the YASS! Clubbers to design the future of your club!

Friday 30th October

GROUP 1

YASS! Re-opening party 

Bring your best energy as we’ll be busting shapes, eating cakes and celebrating the re-opening of the YASS! Clubs!

Friday 30th October

GROUPS 2 & 3

YASS! Re-opening party 

Bring your best energy as we’ll be busting shapes, eating cakes and celebrating the re-opening of the YASS! Clubs!

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STIRRING UP A STORM: DOUBLE CHOC COOKIES

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STIRRING UP A STORM: DOUBLE CHOC COOKIES

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STIRRING UP A STORM: BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SPINACH LASAGNE

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DREAMZ PLANNING

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STIRRING UP A STORM: PIZZA & BEETROOT CHOC CAKE

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IF THE KIDS RAN THE VILLAGE

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ORAL HISTORIES, DIARIES & STORYTELLING

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STIRRING UP A STORM: TATTIE SCONES & CRISPY CAKES

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ORAL HISTORIES, DIARIES & STORYTELLING

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GATHERING: MAPPING: FORAGING

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WHO DO WE WANT TO BECOME?

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EDIBLE SCULPTURES

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MONSTERS OF HOPE COSTUME MAKING

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SOILSHAKES & CLAY CREATURES

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KITE MAKING & STORY TELLING

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GROW SEEDS @HOME

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MESSAGES OF HOPE

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