Welcome to

SWAY

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OUR VISION
  •   Term Time: Drop-Ins, Youth Groups & Event nights Mondays,  Thursdays and Fridays

(Visit What We Do )​​

  •  Activities:

    • Walks/camping

    • Cooking & Crafts 

    • Fire Pit evenings

    • Camping

    • Games

    • Bowling

    • Disc Golf

  • Box Project Online Cooking in Autumn/Winter

  • Chat, Crafts & Cake: Mondays, Chale

  • Harbour Church, Portsmouth

  • Vibe/ Catalyst YFC

  • Post 14+ activities

  • Stars of Wonder 11th Dec St. Mary's Brighstone 7pm

  • Carol Singing in Community 15th & 16th Dec

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Our aim is to give 'Hope and Focus' for the youth and families of South Wight. This encapsulates what we do and are as SWAY. We are passionate about getting young people together, giving them opportunities to grow, work, play and fulfil their potential.

 

We believe young peoples’ lives can be transformed regardless of their background or circumstances. Our desire is to meet young people where they are, accept them as they are, and to provide events and groups that will build up self-confidence, improve self-worth and empower them to discover their own potential.

Lake District Residential Trip to Keswick
7th - 11th August 2022

A record number of 29 young people and 6 adults had a great time in the Lakes with outdoor activities and challenges including potholing and mountain climbing. The Awards evening was a great success.
Enjoy the video of the trip:

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Summer 2022 Activities

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SWAY Garden Party - Sunday 21st August 2022

at Bevois Farm, Niton

 

Thank you to everyone who donated to the fundraising event. The afternoon raised an amazing £533.10 for South Wight Area Youth (SWAY). We all  enjoyed the view and the refreshments!

Thanks to Cllr Claire Critchison hosting the wonderful event and all the team of helpers.

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Royal Visit to SWAY to see plans for a South Wight Community Hub:
a vision for the local young people and families. SWAY has plans to provide a place in the heart of the South Wight area. To find out more click here. We will require funds to meet this need . Our Just Giving target is £70,000 which is the shortfall of total costs of £300,000. The Countess of Wessex, Sophie, visited SWAY to look at these exciting plans and will revisit to open the new Hub. To see more photos of her visit visit: Isle of Wight Lieutenancy webpage by clicking here.
To support this exciting project visit:
 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swaycommunityhub

The Winning Royal Geocaching Team: 

The Colman Family receiving the first prize of a Royal Afternoon Tea for 4 at the Royal Hotel, Ventnor.

'Wow thanks!!  Kids were so chuffed....it was good fun....a bit hilly at times but the kids loved it....nice to explore different areas as a family over the bank holiday.' 

Arreton Downs Wildlife Walk
A guided walk given by Kathy Grogan, Nature Works.
Despite the earlier rain we saw lots of invertebrates from Chalky Blue Butterflies, grasshoppers, ladybirds and hoverflies to slugs.

Headhunters :
36 young people applied team work and strategies to win the flags.

Disc Golf for Rock Solid, ROOTs & Attitude Youth Groups: lots of laughs and searching for discs!

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Welcome home to 'Seahorse' after Sailing Fundraiser for SWAY

South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY) welcomes back Susannah Seely and Didi Nicholson after  sailing for 2 months in their 26ft Contessa, Seahorse, 2000 miles around Great Britain raising over £6,000 so far towards SWAY. ’

You can visit their blog www.Seahorse184.com  and donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/seahorse-184.  

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SWAY Feedback Questionnaire

It would be amazing if you could take 3 minutes to complete the online SWAY Questionnaire to feedback your experiences with SWAY. All feedback can be given anonymously.

We will be able to use your feedback to build on SWAY's work. Your answers will also provide invaluable evidence to support SWAY's funding applications in the coming year.

Please click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RH59RLG

 

Thank you for your time: your feedback is important to us.

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Corf Camp Activity Day of kayaking, plank challenges and raft building team events. BBQ in the sunshine to finish.

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Kayaking

Easter activities on the water at Corf Camp

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Geocaching Challenge 2021

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Box Project Cooking Together on Zoom:
The winner of the best photo of a Healthy Korma was awarded to Ed: Congratulations.

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Box Project Cooking & Crafts fun on-line

Box Project door step delivery of materials or ingredients ready for the online family activity.

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Great tasting food with SWAY's 
Box Project Friday Night Zoom Cook Together.
SWAY cooked Mexican Enchiladas (Chicken and Veggie options) with 10 families cooking along online.

Fire Pit Evenings

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Mountain Biking

The winning geocache team 2020:

Max, Caleb and Eleanor

at Limerstone Down.

Hike at Home Challenge 

The Young People and Friends of SWAY climbed England's tallest mountain from home.

A massive THANK YOU for raising £3482 for SWAY and Isle of Wight Foodbank.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – about our online youth work and link for our new Online Contact Permission Form is available on our Events Page 

Hi everyone, some of our activities take place online.

Please follow us on social media, Facebook and Instagram (Southwightyouth). Send us a message or email us on swayoffice1@gmail.com

Parents – We want to know if you’re happy for us to contact your children through messaging, online video calls and social media.  If so, please could you complete the SWAY Contact Permission Form, click on the Video image button below.