This is a youth club for secondary school age young people that meets in one of the local churches every week. There are three groups for the different age ranges and the kids that come enjoy a range of activities, including games, crafts and looking at the Bible together. DIME has now been running since 2001 and has been a key influence in the lives of many young people, providing them with stable role models.
Currently we run SU Groups in Pirniehall and Craigroyston Primary School. In Craigroyston Community High School we run weekly drop in sessions at lunchtime. There is opportunity for this work to grow into other schools in the area and also a desire to build relationship with schools to give support to young people who are seen as being most vulnerable.
Volunteers in the Ferrywell youth project have been able to offer a number of young people involved with us extra support in a mentoring capacity.
More recently, our staff have been able to work alongside the guidance team at Craigroysten Community High School to offer formal counselling, as well as more informal pupil support, to a number of pupils within the school.
For many years now a key focus of Ferrywell Youth Project has been to give young people from the local community the opportunity to go on SU Holidays at Easter or in the summertime. As well as providing well needed respite, these Holidays have been places where the young people have enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities. A good number have gone on to train as leaders for these events.
Apart from the week-long summer and Easter events each year, young people connected with the work at Ferrywell get the opportunity to enjoy a weekend away either at Aviemore, for secondary age, or at the Scoughall campsite near North Berwick for the primary age.