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06th Jan 19

Summer 2018

Wow what a summer. The team has had a brilliant successful 6 weeks. We`ve been to the seaside, dug for history, been on picnics, painted mugs, made slime, danced to the Greatest Showman, played football, littered picked served over 1000 meals to children and young people in the St helens ward in Barnsley, been interviewed […]

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22nd May 18

Volunteer Training

We are always interested to hear from new people who have an interest in volunteering with us. Regular training sessions are available for new volunteers. Congratulations to our volunteers who completed level2 Food hygiene training. The first aid course will take place Thursday 24th May 2018 at NLCC

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Spring 2018

We have had a extremely busy spring and now preparing for the summer term. A new programme will be commencing as from June 2018 both in Old Town and New Lodge. We are very excited to tell you that both projects have been funding and therefore we can extend our programme out to work with […]

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03rd Oct 17

September 2017

Wow!!!!!!! What a busy start to the term. So as well as starting our schools work that includes Shafton and Carlton Outwood student support, delivering our Teeth an Dental Hygiene progamme to over 200 pupils at Summer Lane Primary school, we have started a fun n` fitness session at St Pauls Old Town on Thursday […]

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05th Sep 17

Summer 2017

Wow!!!! what a busy summer. As well as our regular summer activities in Old Town we have also just finished our first summer at our centre in New Lodge. We have been cooking, litter picking, painting, gardening, baking, making, and generally having lots of fun. We have seen over 1000 people come through our doors […]

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01st Sep 17

Big News

April was a fantastic month for the team. We opened our doors to our new venue. New Lodge Community Centre has now got its very own building and this is a very exciting time for us as we can now deliver more work and sessions that will be a massive asset for the people of […]

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07th Feb 17

February Half Term

It will soon be the school holidays again!!!!! The programme is as follows…… Monday 20th February- History Art Day. We will be producing art work for our upcoming History Day that will take place on Saturday 25th March. The session will be held at St Pauls, 10-3, bring a packed lunch. Tuesday 21st February- Family […]

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23rd Jan 17

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, and what a busy year were going to have!!!!!!!! We have lots planned for this year, activity and community days, residentials, day trips, art exhibitions………………… We will also be completing the peer support training for the secondary school young people. Lots of new projects to start in Wilthorpe Primary, Summer Lane […]

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2016 Christmas Celebrations

Towards the end of 2016 there were lots of activities and events for Ad Astra. Some of our young people took part in the Old Town Community Carol service along with St Marys school. We also took part in the Horizon Christmas fair selling products that the young people had made themselves. And to finish […]

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05th Oct 16


A very busy start to the new term. Staff have been working in Summer lane Primary school delivering Buddy training to years 5 and 6. We are continuing our work in Carlton Community College supporting students across all year groups. Our core provision which includes Monday after school club and the sports session at Honeywell […]

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