Young Persons Events
Young Persons Activities & Events
At NMC we have a number of exciting events and activities throughout the year, from our popular Gaming Days to our Up,Up and Away events which focus on independent living
All the fun and innovative events and activities we offer provide a safe and friendly environment where you can ask all those burning questions and just be you.
The events also provide lots opportunities to attend information sessions and learn new skills, as well as some time to kick back, chat and socialise.
Upcoming and Past Activities and Events
Up, Up and Away
We held an Up, Up and Away event on Saturday 7th October.
Our Up, Up and Away events are an opportunity for our young people & their families to explore issues that affect them.
The events focus on all aspects of independent living from learning to drive and physio to training courses, 3D printing and laser cutting. Topics such as our DofE award, accessible gaming, work & volunteering, university life and much more are also explored.
In addition, the events are an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, socialise, have fun, learn new skills and make plans.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DofE Skills Day - Monday 21st August, 10am - 1:30pm
Join in with learning practical skills to set you on your own outdoor adventure including outdoor cooking and orienteering. This day can also be used as Bronze D of E training!
Bushcraft - Wed 30th August, 10am - 3pm
Have an amazing time taking part in activities such as fire-lighting, woodcraft - make a bug hotel. In a fully accessible and super fun day!
Contact Sarah or Amy to sign up or for more info!
Activity Week at Bendrigg Trust
The NMC has organised an activity week away at the Bendrigg Trust for young people in October this year.
This amazing opportunity for the NMC community allows those of us with disabilities to get a week away doing something fun and enriching. It's a chance to get a break from our normal routines to do something new and exciting!
Bendrigg Trust is fully accessible and fully equipped. The NMC DofE cohorts have stayed at Bendrigg a number of times, taking part in activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, archery and orienteering so we are familiar with the set-up and level of accessibility provided.
The activities are well thought out and NMC works with Bendrigg to tailor the activities and schedule to meet the needs of every individual in the group. Everyone, no matter the level of ability, is included and are able to join in for all the activities they wish to.
For photos and information of our previous DofE expeditions at Bendrigg, please see our DofE Achievements page.
Youth Entrepreneur Skills
An exciting Youth Entrepreneur Skills (YES) Course was recently held for our community. The course aimed to increase participants' knowledge, confidence and skill set for them to enter or progress in the world of paid / voluntary work.
There were four learning sessions that included content about
What to expect in the workplace and
All participants received a PDF certificate for completing the course, and have access to the resources from the course until December 2023.
NMC Gaming Days
We have had a number of exciting and successful Gaming Days at NMC. Gaming Days always prove popular with people with a variety of neuromuscular conditions attending plus an array of carers and NMC staff.
Everyone joins in, one way or another – whether that was gaming, chatting, cheering on or eating their fair share of lunch!
At one of our Gaming Days, we were joined by Everyone Can, a charity all about adaptive gaming and proving that ‘everyone can’ take part in gaming. The lovely guys from the charity gave a short talk to explain a little about what they do and spent time talking to the attendees about how they could help those individuals.