We have a number of different events throughout the year. Find out more information about them on this page. You can also find all booking forms on this page for all our upcoming events!
UPCOMING EVENTS 2020
Sunday, 1st to Thursday, 5th August 2021
Lake District Residential Trip
Staying at Carlisle Diocesan Youth Centre at St. John's-in-the-Vale, Keswick. The residential will be available to young people from Year 6 upwards. They will have the opportunity to experience something new and challenging, and to build up relationships and life skills. The activities include: mountain walking, team building and an activity day. The cost for all the activities, travel and full board accommodation will cost £120 pp (if a deposit of £40 is paid by 31st May) or £135 pp after this date.
This is a non-refundable deposit, except in the instance that the trip does not go ahead.
To book a place on the trip please Email Catherine at sway
Advanced booking £120pp, limited places
Term Time 2021
SWAY Youth Groups
Visit What We Do
We have weekly term time Youth Groups for different ages.
Meet online via Zoom if wet or outside for activities following Covid Government restrictions.
Wednesdays: Rock Solid youth group (ages 10-12 yrs via Zoom @ 7pm.
Thursdays: Roots/Attitude youth group (ages 11-18yrs) via Zoom @ 7pm
Fridays: (Dates to be Confirmed): General Youth Group Activities outside weather permitting and restricted numbers.
Participants of Online events will need to complete a one time only Online SWAY Contact parental permission form.
June & July Outdoor
Our youth groups will be meeting outside at:
Niton Rec at 7pm-8.15 pm on Wednesday & Thursday. Please book via emailing
Booking required for outdoor meet ups.
Tuesday, 27th & 28th July 2021
Zoom Baking & Family Picnic
You are invited to a Zoom Baking and Summer Picnic
Claire Critchison will be guiding us in making our baking ready to picnic the following day, all FREE.
Zoom Bake-Along: Tuesday, 27th from 7.30-9pm.
Picnic: Wednesday, 28th July, 6pm to 7:30pm at Medina Valley Centre. Medina Valley Centre, Dodnor Lane, Newport PO30 5TE Pick up will be at 7:30pm
We will be making:
- plain scones (recipe attached)
- cupcakes- double chocolate (recipe attached)
- sandwiches: cucumber and ham & cheese (or just cheese or just ham).
Most ingredients will be provided by SWAY. If you want vegetarian only or have allergies eg gluten or dairy, chocolate, please let us know so that you can provide your own substitute ingredients.
There are extras which you will need to provide:
- Baking Powder
- Lemon juice
- Sprinkles (optional)
- if you want jam, cream, butter, strawberries for your scones.
- Bread brown/white
- a 12 hole bun tin for baking
- Baking tray
- greaseproof paper.
- a scone cutter but not essential.
We need to know numbers by Friday 23rd July so ingredients can be delivered to your door by Tuesday 27th July. So please register by emailing Catherine at email@example.com with your name so we can deliver the box of ingredients to your door and send you the Zoom Link.
For the picnic, there are no limit to numbers but SWAY will need to take a register, so please let Catherine know by email if you and your family intend to join in the picnic, even if you do not join the bake-along on Zoom.
At the picnic you need to bring your own seating, utensils, drinks and hopefully hat and sun lotion.
If you coming without a parent please bring a completed SWAY Parental Summer 2021 Consent Form if you have not completed one for July/August. This form is available to download from the website (https://www.southwightyouth.org/events ).
In the event of unsuitable weather, an email will be sent to notify you that the picnic has been postponed.
Please note we are following the current Covid Government Guidelines: and risk assessments have been carried out.
Email Catherine via SWAYoffice1@gmail.com to confirm you would like to join in the Zoom Bake-Along and indicate if you will be joining in with the picnic.
A minibus is available but there are limited places, so again, please email Catherine to book a place.
Thursday, 22nd July
YFC VIBE BBQ
This event is for School Year 7+ (12 years and over)
You are invited to this amazing BBQ event organised by YFC, Isle of Wight.
Venue: Downsview, Brierley, PO38 2QW
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm. Cost: Free
There will be games, a chance to win £100 and time to catch up with friends.
There are limited spaces, so to sign up and book directly by tapping on this link http://shorturl.at/kDUV5 and enter your name and any dietary requirements.
FREE Limited Places
Tuesday, 27th July 2021
On Arreton Downs on Tuesday, 27th July 2021 as part of our Summer Activities Programme.
This activity is open to all the family. There is no charge for this guided butterfly walk.
Starts at 10am until 12 noon.
Meeting at the community car park adjacent to the White Lion Pub in the middle of Arreton village. There is parking there or at Arreton Barns. Anyone parking at Arreton Barns can walk around the carp pond near the church to get to the meeting point, avoiding the road. The postcode for both is PO30 3AA
Please bring your own bottle of water and snacks, hat, lotion (waterproof if appropriate) and wear suitable close-toed shoes such as trainers (no flip-flops).
Appropriate Risk Assessments have been undertaken, a register will be taken on the day and safety measures such as hand sanitising before using equipment.
We will also have a Minibus available for the day which will pick up in Whitwell, Niton, Shorwell and Brightstone if you are unable to provide your own transport. There will be limited minibus places, so please reserve a seat when booking the walk.
If you would like to join in, please contact Catherine by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are under 18 years and coming without a parent please bring a completed SWAY Parental Summer Consent & Agreement Form 2021 if you have not already completed one for July/August. This form is available to download from the website https://www.southwightyouth.org/events or if you require a hard blank copy please ask.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
SWAY Parental Booking Consent Form for general youth group activities and events:
click on Download Button.
Please take completed signed Parental Consent Forms to the event
SWAY Parental Consent & Agreement Form Summer 2021 for summer activities and events: click on Download Button.Please take completed signed forms to the event
SWAY Biking Parental Booking Consent Form for biking activities click on the bike image:
SWAY Contact Permission Form for on-line activities and events click on the Video image
IMPORTANT UPDATE – online youth work. Please use the link above for our new SWAY Contact Permission Form for on-line activities and events.
Hi everyone, during this season of being unable to meet in groups and see you face to face, our youth work has moved online.
Please follow us on social media, Facebook and Instagram: send us a message or email us on
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 Contact Permission Form; link above.
To book please contact SWAY's email:
Please pay all fees prior to the activity date by internet banking. SWAY bank details will be sent with your booking confirmation from the SWAY Office.
If you require additional support in order for you to join an event or for more information call:
Andy Dorning: 07552236067.