Entries by Maria

External Training Opportunity

Hello all Brightsparks organisation have been successful in gaining funding to run another 3-day Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People course again. This free three-day course will provide an introduction to working with children and young people and will cover: Understanding the children’s workforce Managing challenging behaviour Dealing with trauma and attachment issues […]

Training 2017

The Island is always looking for new volunteer mentors and we have a training cohort coming up! Please don’t hesitate to book on! The training is separated over the course of 3 evenings to which you will need to attend them all. The October dates are: Thursday: 12th 5-8;30 Tuesday: 17th 5 – 8.30pm Tuesday […]

Halloween Bounceathon!

BOUNCEATHON POSTER – Click the link for the poster Date: Saturday the 28th October Time: Various slots available between (9pm-9am ) Entry fee : £5 p\p for an hours bounce inc socks £1 donated directly to the island 60 spaces available per slot. Venue : Energi Trampoline Park York   Come along and bounce with […]

Community Spark: Every child benefits from islands of space and time

Please spare a couple of minutes to read this brilliant article regarding everything The Island does. We were very fortunate to meet with the Joe Gardham the director of Spark: York who put together this article which is a great read and very informative! http://sparkyork.com/community-spark-every-child-benefits-from-islands-of-space-and-time/

Rotary Club: Dragon Boat Race

Thank you to Aviva, The Botanist and Choc-Affair for their support at Sundays Rotary Dragon boat race. It was a great team effort and we are looking forward to hopefully having a team participate in next years boat race. Our thanks also to Victoria at The Naughty Food Company for providing an excellent buffet for the team […]

Run For all – This Island is the chosen charity!

The Island has been selected as the partner charity for York’s Mini & Junior Run!! The event takes place on the 6th August – start time after the 10k approx. 11.45 Youngsters between 3 and 8 can tackle a 1.5km course, while 9 to 14 year olds can run up a storm in the 2.5km event. […]

School-Based Mentoring; Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer Recruitment School-Based Mentoring is a project run by a group of 12 volunteer mentors supporting 10 particularly disadvantaged young people in year 5 and 6. The project runs for 20 weekly sessions across the academic year between November and May. Each pupil is matched with a mentor and together they take part in one […]

The Island App is now available!

The Island App is now available to download for free from the App Store. The App has links to all activities and events in and around York, all our fundraising events and provides ways to donate! What you waiting for?! Get Downloading! Go on your App store on your phone and type in  The Island […]

Why not go down and visit The Botonist?

During the festive period, The Botonist is spreading a little extra Christmas cheer by helping raise money for The Island. The Botonist will be adding a contribution of £1 per table to each bill that will go directly to The Island. They will also donate 25p from every kids meal sold to The Island. We […]