Remembrance Sunday November 2015
The N-Factor Normandy Youth Club Remembrance Wreath at the Normandy War Memorial Lt Col Leslie Clarke who was Standard Bearer. Thank you to Lt Col Clarke for kind delivery of the wreath.
Two of our young members received Surrey Young Super Stars Award Commendation Certificates from Tracey Edwards MBE, for their own voluntary work in helping out at the youth club for the last 3 years.
For their work in helping out at the N-Factor for many years, two of our younger members received Commendation certificates at a wonderful reception held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Guildford in 2015. In attendance was Dame Sarah Goad DCVO Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, High Sheriff of Surrey Elizabeth Kennedy, Mr John Walshe DL, Chairman of Surrey Youth Focus Mrs Lesley Myles MBE, Mr Martin Gerrard DL and many more good people and recipients of the Surrey Young Super Stars Award this year.
Well Done to Sammy Tod for having won the Guildford Mayor's Services to the Community Award for 2015.
Samantha is considered a valued member of our youth club, always turning up on time and with a cheery enthusiasm. Samantha is a great , helping out with the administrative side of the youth club and has helped with developing the tuck shop element of the facilities that are provided and are very popular with its members. Samantha attends to the youngsters with an approachable manner and is considered a great role model in guiding and supervising the children and young people. Her sensible approach, her kind manner and being so reliable and trustworthy all adds to Samantha being highly considered and valued by the rest of the team of supervisors, members and parents of the members of the youth club.
Well Done to David Simmons for having won the Guildford Mayor's Services to the Community Award for 2014.
David is considered a valued member of our local community
and has been a constant and reliable support in helping to set up the youth
club facilities each session for over the last 3 years and has been an
excellent role model in guiding and supervising the children and young people
and in particular for new NEET supervisors boosting their confidence and range
of management skills. With his sense of humour and patient approach he has given
much time and effort in maintaining a calm, relaxed atmosphere at the youth
club including providing circuit training sessions and guitar lessons for our
more boisterous members. He has provided an array of support through
participating in organising activities and generally offering good management
skills, support and assistance regards the smooth management of the youth club
(e.g. organises the Health & Safety inspection reports).
25th April 2014
As members of the Safer Network, we have joined The Big March campaign that will attempt to wipe out cyberbullying and bullying, including any element of racism, all issues that we at The N-Factor are always keen to be a line in the defence of within our own community framework.
19th October 2013
'Surrey Youth Focus 'Celebrate' Celebration of Youth and '
David, Maria and two youth members joined what was a wonderfully uplifting celebration of all the youth groups and organisations in Surrey at Surrey University. We brought the 'Walk a Mile in my Shoes' art and photographic competition entries along and those were displayed amongst the many greats in youth and volunteering. It was an inspiring experience networking with and a pleasure to meet the good and the great of Surrey. We came away rejuvenated in our efforts to continue our work in providing a youth club project that is considered of real value in our community. Thank you Surrey Youth Focus for allowing us the opportunity to be part of what was most enjoyable celebrations.
26th August 2013
'Walk a Mile in my Shoes' Art & Photographic Competition.
We had such beautiful entries for this competition, that PC Owen Morgan who kindly came to judge it for us, was taken aback by the quality of the work. Well done to all who were chosen to go on our new display boards, kindly provided by the Joint Problem-Solving grant fund provided by the Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurlsey. So thank you to Jeff Harris, Deputy Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner, along with Sgt. Alison Adams for organising help at the event, PC Owen Morgan for his excellent judging skills and a big thank you to The Worshipful, The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Diana Lockyer-Nibbs for accompanying the proceedings. We look forward to an article in the Guildford Edition of the Surrey Advertiser thanks to Ali Wilson, photographer. It was a lovely, eye-catching project on a truly sunny day.
Entries of the winners will be displayed on our website via youtube film once we have completed the exhibition for the Surrey Youth Focus 'Celebration of Youth' event on the 19th October 2013 at Surrey University.
Summer Art & Photographic Competition 26th August 2013 held at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm - Please bring in entries before 11am on the day or to organiser.
The Art & Photographic competition as you know is called a 'Walk a Mile in my Shoes' all members are welcome to enter and the prizes are great.
The theme this year for the artwork or photos as you know is 'Walk a Mile in my Shoes' and that is all about taking photos or creating art of objects or people that mean a lot to you, such as your pets- dogs, horses, etc, your home - favourite part of the house or garden, family - collage of friends or family faces without being named of course, places you like seeing in and around Normandy parish and surrounding hamlets, e.g. a special landscape views that sort of thing, and putting it into a collage of art and photos that can be combined. So it looks like a collage piece in A4 size that can then be mounted on to our lovely new display boards.
We hope that is clear, but if you are stuck just get in touch with Maria. It is a great competition to win, with the 3 winning entries being awarded prizes and shop vouchers for the runners up, as well as a rosette certificate and a great picture in the Surrey Advertiser. So don't be shy, have a go, collages are a great way to show our rural community life. We look forward to receiving your lovely entries.
We have enjoyed making plans for our exciting art competition and exhibition, to be held this Summer and will very much enjoy inviting Surrey Police who have partnered with us in the initiative, to come and judge the results. All very exciting stuff.
28th January 2013
We are adopting the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) 'Walk a mile in my shoes' initiative 'Right to Dignity and Respect' through our parish Summer August Bank holiday Art Competition and photo exhibition. More details will be provided nearer the time.
15th January 2013
Maria and the team received a wonderful letter from Her Majesty, The Queen today that sends her best wishes to The N Factor Normandy Youth Club for 2013.
Surrey Youth Focus Summer 2012 article pg 4. 'The N Factor 'Everyone's a winner!'
Young people at The N-Factor enjoy a further years secured funding for their community club from our annual supporters.
September 4th, 2012
Disco night with indoor football tournaments begin in the Autumn term.
February 7th, 2012
Youth club temporarily goes monthly opening from weekly to improve logistical issues with other village hall users.
January 10th, 2012
Supervisors and the young people held a positive feedback session with SCYP Programme, Activities & Club servicing manager, who provided excellent guidance and advice regards our main challenge of overcoming cultural barriers within our community and the resistance to change.