Explore, dream, believe and achieve
Our mission is to provide the space and opportunity for inclusive recreational, educational, cultural, work readiness, sporting programmes and services, to improve the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of children and young people living in and around the BD10/2 areas of Bradford by working in partnership to raise the attainment of children at risk from the impacts of low attainment, poverty and criminal activity.
Our strategy is to ensure that young people can participate in a range of activities that ensure they are ‘literate for life’ by arranging our programme around 5 key themes.
Play and Movement is our physical literacy programme.
To help children and young people to be physically competent across a range of activities such as; balance and movement, story and movement, active play, weekly physical challenges, yoga and forest school.
Learn is our educational literacy programme.
To help children to be educationally literate through homework clubs, a centre-based library with book club and loans.
Think and Feel is our emotional literacy programme.
To help children and young people develop emotional awareness of themselves and others, to apply those emotions to thinking and problem-solving and thirdly to regulate their own emotions and to develop the ability to cheer up or calm down another person. Our Respect, Resilient and Ready programme helps young people to become emotionally competent.
Live and Lead is our social literacy programme.
To help children and young people develop personal and interpersonal skills such as responsibility, collaboration, leadership, communication and being part of a family, club, group, community and place.
Explore is our cultural literacy programme.
To help children and young people broaden their horizons, understand, work with and experience customs and culture and explore their own cultural roots.
Getting involved and Volunteering Opportunities
Anyone from age 18yrs can volunteer at the many different sessions at The Springfield Centre. Following a short discussion and a successful DBS check you could be helping to provide positive opportunities for children and young people.
Young people aged 14+ are encouraged to volunteer with staff and adult voluteers to support play, involvment in planning and the general running of day to day activities.
We provide a safe, caring and inclusive environment that will also;
* Ensure young people are central to project development and shaping our outcomes
* Help to achieve wider community benefit through intergenerational and cross-cultural activities
* Build capacity in parents and other adults to ensure children and young people maximise the opportunities open to them
* Ensure that each programme for young people is supported by an income generating activity through our “Good for All” programme
* Provide a place for a research programme 'Springfield Thinks!'
Summer is coming and with it our summer transition camp.
We are working in partnership with local primary and secondary schools to offer a transitional programme for children moving up to secondary school.
With support from local youth services, community centres, libraries and secondary schools your child could be part of this amazing experience, keeping them active and involved over the long days of summer, allowing them to hit the ground running for their secondary education in September.