FREE Summer Half Term activities at Orange Box young people’s centre

Orange Box young people’s centre will be hosting free activities over the school holiday for ages 13-19 years. Activities will run from Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June 2pm-4pm.

The activities will be taking on a health and wellbeing theme, this time with a particular focus on the negative effects of gang culture and crime explored through Drama.

Come and enjoy the art and design sessions for mood boost and release your inner interior designer by upcycling a piece of furniture! You will also have the opportunity to create something stylish to wear, show your talents on the open mic stage, sing karaoke, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis and pool, skate in the rooftop skate park and try drama workshops.

There will also be access to Youth Works drop-in which is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people. The drop-in is open weekdays from 3.30pm to 5.45pm.

No need to book, just turn up – you will need to register when you arrive (with parent or carer if under 16) if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come.

Here’s what’s happening each day:

Tuesday 29 May 2pm – 4pm

  • Open Mic/Karaoke: bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on the Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to the many backing tracks available on karaoke?
  • Ping Pong/Pool: challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
  • Skating: practice your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
  • Drama: explore the themes of gang culture through drama with students from Calderdale College’s BA Honours in Acting Performance course
  • Bouldering: climb your way around the bouldering tunnel
  • Youth Works drop-in: ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3.30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Wednesday 30 May 2pm – 4pm

  • Furniture upcycling/arts and crafts: make old furniture look new again or try your hand at making crafts
  • Ping Pong/Pool: challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
  • Skating: practice your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
  • Drama: explore the themes of gang culture through drama with students from Calderdale College’s BA Honours in Acting Performance course
  • Bouldering: climb your way around the bouldering tunnel
  • Youth Works drop-in: ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3.30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Thursday 31 May 2pm – 4pm

  • Fashion upcycling: release your inner fashionista with Worn Reborn http://www.wornreborn.co.uk/
  • Furniture upcycling/arts and crafts: make old furniture look new again or try your hand at making crafts
  • Open Mic/Karaoke: bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on the Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to the many backing tracks available on karaoke?
  • Ping Pong/Pool: challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
  • Skating: practice your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
  • Youth Works drop-in: ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3:30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Friday 1 June 2pm – 4pm

  • Open Mic/Karaoke: bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on the Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to the many backing tracks available on karaoke?
  • Ping Pong/Pool: challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
  • Skating: practice your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
  • Bouldering: climb your way around the bouldering tunnel
  • End of Week Party: end the week with a DJ dance party and lighting effects in the atrium!
  • Youth Works drop-in: ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3:30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

For more information call 01422 433200 or email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

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