Camberwell youth centre
A new centre for young people to learn new skills, have fun and get inspired!
Camberwell youth centre, is a brand new centre based in Camberwell Leisure Centre. With state of the art computer suite and music production room if you're into music or graphic it's definitely the place to be!
That's no all, there will be cooking session - a chance for you to learn how to cook healthy meals that are tasty.
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On Saturday 26 January the youth centre was open for the first time to the public. The newly refurbished Warwick Hall and Jubilee Hall was also opened in a cutting the ribbon ceremony.
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More on the youth centre launch
Read poem by Emmanuel Kwakye (see below), Southwark Youth Council member, whose poem was read out during the launch ceremony by Jeredyne Mingo who started X-treem Arts. Joshua Moses, Southwark Youth Council member, also spoke on behalf of young people on the benefits of the new youth centre.
There were loads happening in the youth centre including the chance to taste food from the Caribbean, which was enjoyed by all! Young people got hands-on with cooking a simple but delicious snack. Also there were excellent dance and drama performances from X-treem Arts as well as songs from The Hazeltons, Southwark's own rising stars.
From councillor to yoouth, from peers to mentor,
We all embrace this camberwell youth centre
And as we enter we can never deny , that to get to where we are we
had many a fight.
But here it is. Here we are,
A place to play ping pong or learn the guitar, or a place to confide in
without the witty remarks- you can do as you want because this place is ours!
Just behave within code of conduct of course.
Now this being a youth centre means the youths are central and
you're supplied for whether physical or mental . And even if u feel like your
the minority this is the place where u take priority.
We must use it wisely. Because the centre of youths is spirit and passion
not riots and fashion and good mannerisms rationed.
Therefore just for a moment, I ask that everyone lay down success and
credentials and use this new home to fulfil our potential with unity, its our opportunity.
We thank the council for building this place but now we pull up out socks to continue the race.