Youth Club

Currently, the GHS youth club meets weekly to socialise, play games and learn about Hindu festivals. The club attracts children from the age of 6 all the way to 15 years. Youth club leaders strongly encourage the children to play together and to take responsibility for each other. The club has been growing and going from strength to strength. Alongside the main youth leaders there are many volunteers who also help run the club. This allows them to build volunteering skills as well as gain volunteering hours for other youth awards such as Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

The youth club is seen as important on several levels:

  •    Providing a safe environment for young people to meet.
  •    Encouraging a sense of ownership for young Hindus in the centre. Allowing them to build a bond with fellow youths.
  •    Guiding children and young people with religious and cultural information. Providing them with avenues to explore their religious routes.

The youth club centres around sporting activities such as badminton, table tennis, board games and traditional Indian games such as Kho Kho and Carrom. The children also take part in craft sessions, external visits and team games. The children have a lot of fun and GHS encourages parents to bring their children along too, in order to join in.