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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
  • Developing emotional resilience in children & young people
  • Employment and career development coaching
This will help learners to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to consider if working or volunteering in this sector is right for them. Learners will receive a certificate on completion, plus one-to-one careers coaching to support them to take their next steps.
All details can be found on the booking link

The Island’s 2017 Christmas Party, Sunday 10th December 2.30pm to 4pm

It’s nearly that time of year again, The annual Island Christmas Party! This event which is organised and hosted by some brilliant students at St Peter’s school, is always tremendous fun for our children and their mentors.

If you and your mentee are interested in coming down, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of The Island staff team!:)


Our mentoring co-ordinator getting into the fun of dressing up at Christmas!



Getting ready to get started




Some detailed designs happening


Lots of festive fun


The children loved the face painting


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 us to help us raise money. Come all night, or book a slot, it will be great to see you all! If you would like to book places for any children, friends and family please contact The Island on: 01904 628449




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. Both events are FREE to enter, thanks to the kind support of the Arena Group.

Every child who crosses the line will receive a goody bag and finisher’s medal to show the world they did it!

The Mini Fun Run (1.5K) is an event for children aged 3 – 8 years only, who must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 years. The parent/guardian must register their details (including date of birth) on the registration form. During the registration process the parent/guardian will be able to enter their children’s details.

The Junior Run (2.5K) is an event for children 9 – 14 years only. Entries must be completed by a parent/guardian aged 18 years or over on behalf of the child.