Normal service return & alternatives
what we are doing and updates:
We're delighted to be back, running Centre-based services again (in Chard at The Youth Centre), and will hopefully be back with our Youth Zone & Fun Time services at The GRC in Crewkerne too, from October).
Until we can return to The GRC, we continue with our outdoor programme at Henhayes & occasionally elsewhere. Unfortunately, other locations will have to wait for lighter evenings & more outdoor opportunities, before we can return in 2021.
We've been very busy training & making changes to how we work, to become Covid-Secure & believe we have our services as safe & enjoyable as possible, in the circumstances*. Indeed our rethink has provided some new opportunities to improve our facilities & introduce new (easy sanitise / low-touch / socially distant) equipment & fun with Hover Boards, a Hover-Kart, Air Hockey & loads more great new stuff.
In an often rapidly-changing world, we're now providing service updates and news on our Facebook pages only (so apologies if this website lags behind & is slightly out of date). Our Facebook pages can be found at:
* The pace of change means that although we have a comprehensive set of Covid-Secure Risk Assessments & measures, we are not posting these online, as they are subject to continual review & updating, as restrictions, policy & the law changes. We are happy to provide the latest versions of these or discuss any queries you may have - simply contact us with your details & query & we'll get back in touch.
The continued partnership & support of our key funders & contract holders (Chard Area Youth Committee*, Crewkerne Town Council & South Somerset District Council) are massively appreciated!
*who, in turn, receive support from Chard Town Council & SSDC
Keep staying safe & hopefully see you soon!
Active Learning & Skills is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 2008, currently delivering services for teenagers and children in South Somerset.
During school holidays, we usually run bonus 'Fun-Time-Day-Time' activity days and also free 'Play Days' with & for South Somerset District Council - sadly these have had to be been cancelled for Summer 2020.
Please watch our pre-Covid video, made with the children and young people of ALS.
ALS is delighted to be/have been supported, part-funded and/or work in partnership with:
Somerset County Youth & Community Group Grants
South Somerset District Council
Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster Town Councils
South Petherton, Combe St Nicholas and Merriott Parish Councils
The George Reynolds Centre, Crewkerne
Chard Young People's Centre
Ile Youth Centre
Yarlington Housing Group