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Spring 2021!

Welcome to the Sylvia Beaufoy Centre Spring update. Here at SBC we have been very busy during lockdown 3, supporting the young people in our area and preparing for opening the doors again after the Easter school holiday....hopefully a glimpse of normality is on it's way!


Since January our activities have remained online but with a good level of engagement. We have seen over 365 visits to our online zoom sessions which have run Monday to Thursday each week.
In addition we have taken over the running of the Evolve Youth Club each Tuesday for children in school years 5 and 6. We look forward to expanding this club further as restrictions lift.

Monday and Tuesday Sessions


Social sessions on a Monday have seen a mix of games with some healthy competition. Tuesdays have been our most popular session with zoom cooking - 142 attendances at these sessions during the term! Our cooking has taken us around the world, with ingredients provided to us by UK Harvest and the Co-op. From tasty brownies, through to jerk chicken and tuna calzone. We have some fantastic chefs in the making!

Wednesday and Thursday Sessions

We have been successful in securing our funding to launch our Duke of Edinburgh Programme (DofE) and we now have our first cohort of young people undertaking their Bronze award. The programme is available for those aged 14+ and builds important life-skills such as team-building, communication, networking and collaboration, whilst also building confidence. The programme enables young people to work towards targets in three areas: volunteering, physical and skills development. For bronze level, this is undertaken over a period of 3-6 months with an overnight expedition which we have planned in the summer.
On Thursdays we have been undertaking fitness sessions online and are looking forward to getting these outdoors after Easter.


What's On?

Over the Easter break, we have a couple of sessions running, including a mountain-biking day on 8th April and a DofE hike on 14th April. In addition we have a further mountain-biking day planned in the New Forest on 4th June.

After the Easter holiday, our programme will be as follows:
Monday - Social session at the Centre
Tuesday - Cooking session at the Centre and Evolve
Wednesday - DofE and the re-launch of our Greenpower project
Thursday - Sports and Mountain-Biking

We are very excited to be able to do more face-to-face activities, even though numbers will be limited.
All activities are now bookable online at:

Greenpower 2021

After a successful 2020 season, we are excited to be commencing our Greenpower 2021 project on 14th April at the Centre. The project is a great opportunity for young people to design, develop and race electric-powered cars at some great locations. The project builds key STEM skills whilst also developing team-building, confidence and communication skills. We are already booked into two race days on 9th May at Goodwood Motor Circuit and on 12th September at Dunsfold Park. More information about the Greenpower Education Trust can be found at:
Home | Greenpower

We need to raise more funds for this project, so would welcome any donation to support young people in our area. Donations can be made via:
Greenpower 2021 Season | Localgiving

Thank you!

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our supporters. Support from individuals and local businesses enable us to continue to offer the activities to the young people of Petworth and the surrounding areas. We could not do it without you!
If you wish to learn more about what we are doing at the Centre and who we are, we have recently launched our new website so please do take a look.
Sylvia Beaufoy Petworth - Youth Clubs & Centre Hire

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities or making a donation, please do contact Dan or Karen or visit the website. The Centre can only operate with the support it receives, so SBC thanks all of its supporters!

In addition, any donations made thought local company, English Woodlands Timber based in Cocking, will be matched up to the value of £5k, thereby giving SBC a great opportunity to raise up to £10k!

The Centre is also registered with easyfundraising and Amazon Smile, where funds can be raised at no cost to the individual!

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