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ALS Services During Covid
We're delighted to have made another successful & safe return with our Youth Zone & Fun Time services in Chard & Crekwerne, since Easter.
We've been delighted to provide 'more normal' services, within restrictions & our own Risk Assessments & Covid policies. Centre-based services take place (during term-time) in Chard, at The Young People's Centre (by The Rugby Club) and upstairs at The George Reynolds Centre + outdoors at Henhayes, in Crewkerne.
In an ever-changing world, please check our Facebook pages for updates & details (e.g. limits on numbers attending, whether pre-booking is advised / required etc), as this website may not be kept fully up to date. Our current Facebook pages are:
@ActiveLearningandSkills.als @YouthZone.als @FunTime.als
We post our plans for sessions, on Facebook too (which can sometimes change at short notice e.g. if weather impacts), so it's a great way to stay up to date & find out more about what we're doing.
For the Fun Time age groups we email parents on the day before a session, with planned activities, relevant info etc, so please feel free to email us & ask to be added to our email list for Fun Time, in either Crewkerne or Chard.
Unfortunately, our other locations (from pre-Covid) will have to wait for our return, as (amongst other considerations such as suitable venues, that can be managed to a Covid-Secure status), we now have a smaller delivery team of staff & volunteers & sadly don't currently have capacity to re-introduce all of our services.
We continue to train our team & develop how we work, to maintain our Covid-Secure status & keep services as safe & enjoyable as possible, in the circumstances & changing times.
* 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
Active Learning & Skills is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 2008, currently delivering services for teenagers and children in South Somerset.
In school holidays, we sometimes run activities such as 'Fun-Time Day-Time' events & activities for the Youth Zone age group.
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