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Children and Young People

Aycliffe Youth Council

We are a group of young people aged 11 to 19 years who meet regularly to discuss a wide range of issues which are important to young people. The Youth Council have a small grants budget for organisations in Great Aycliffe which deliver services for young people.

We are active in the community, organising and taking part in community events such as Town Pride Environment Week and attending various external meetings such as PACT (Police and Communities Together)

Meet at Town Council Offices, School Aycliffe Lane
Day 6 weekly on Thursdays
Times 6.00 pm
Contact Chrissy Walton, Corporate and Policy Officer, Great Aycliffe Town Council
Telephone 01325 300700 (message service available)

1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron Air Training Corps

The ATC is a Uniformed youth organisation for young people from year 8 and older. We offer a wide variety of activities including flying, gliding, shooting, sport, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, BTec awards and more.  We also have a team of adult volunteers who teach, run activities or support the squadron.

Meet at Barnard Armoury TA Centre, Greenwell Road
Day Monday, Thursday
Ages 12-20 years
Times 7pm-9.30 pm
Contact Karin Scott, Commanding Officer
Telephone 01325 316803

1st Newton Aycliffe Boys Brigade

A uniformed Christian organisation for boys from 5 to 18 years of age. We provide games, fun, competitions, badge scheme etc.

Meet at Neville Parade Methodist Church
Day Tuesday
Times 5 – 7 years from 5pm to 6 pm7 – 10 years from 6.15 to 7.30 pm10 – 18 years from 7.30 –
Contact Ms Brenda Laight
Telephone 01325 311816

Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre

The Youth Centre offers the young people of Newton Aycliffe the opportunity to plan, participate, enjoy and achieve in a varied programme of informal and accredited activities and events which can be both challenging and fun. More….

Meet at Youth Centre, Burn Lane, DL5 4HT
Time Click here for schedule
Other contacts Vince Crosby, Chairman –
Telephone 01325 307522
Website Newton Aycliffe Youth & Community Centre

Newton Aycliffe Division Ranger Senior Section

The Senior Section (Rangers) is for young women aged 14 to 25. It offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development which are sure to impress universities and potential employers!

The Look Wider programme offers a range of activities and challenges and motivates members to try out new things which could be learning a language, playing a musical instrument, running a marathon, camping in the wilds or volunteering overseas. It is flexible and participants can take their chosen activities as far as they wish, from taster level all the way to gaining a qualification that is recognised outside guiding.

Senior Section members can undertake a wide range of awards and qualifications. These include the Leadership qualification, which helps them in running guiding units for younger girls, the internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and other prestigious awards specific to guiding.

There are many international opportunities open to Senior Section members. They range from attending guiding events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries.

Members can also take part in our successful peer education initiative, 4. Young women can become In4mers and train to run sessions on issues that affect girls and young women such as binge drinking, bullying, stress management and sexual health.

They can also make their voices heard by, for example, joining the guiding delegation at the British Youth Council, or having a say in the future of guiding by attending one of our Innovate meetings.

Meet at St Clare’s Church, St Cuthbert’s Way
Day and Time Monday 6.30pm – 8.30 pm
Age Groups 14 – 25 years
Contact Becci Barnett
Telephone 01325 311204
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