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Mathew Ashton – volunteer, apprentice and next steps

  Mathew Ashton is sadly leaving the Flying Futures team after two and half years of dedication and hard work to move onto his next challenge. We interviewed Mathew to find out how Flying Futures has helped him grow and gain the valuable skills he needs to continue in Youth work. When did you join…

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Ashleigh’s NCS Journey

Ashleigh began her NCS journey with me (Alice Reilly) way back at the beginning of summer on the 10th July. I remember meeting Ashleigh in the early hours of the morning at our pick up location in Scarborough. This was the first coach pick up for the first summer wave and my first time as…

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Richard Fahey Work Experience

Thanks to the flying futures team and the team down at Richard Fahey’s yard the three of us have had the amazing opportunity to take part in a couple of days’ work experience down at Richard Fahey’s yard. Our time down there has been unbelievable working alongside all the helpful staff that were there to…

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Why I keep saying YES to NCS

  Hi guys, my name is Alice and this is my NCS journey… It all started for me back in 2012 when I signed up to be a participant on the summer programme. I had no idea what NCS was about and none of my friends signed up for it. I was really worried about…

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Get on Track with Flying Futures & Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Launched in March, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s, in partnership with Flying Futures CIC first Get on Track programme for young people facing disadvantage in Doncaster has been deemed a huge success. Flying Futures CIC a Doncaster based organisation is the new strategic partner working with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in South Yorkshire (excluding…

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Ambassadors and #NCSActionDay

NCS is a fantastic, once in a lifetime opportunity. It gives young people a chance to take part in unique challenges, meet new people and make new friends whilst gaining new skills and improving confidence,all before taking part in a social action project to really give back to the local community. NCS doesn’t ‘just end’…

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Doorstep participant to Flying Futures apprentice

Our Kirk Sandall Doorstep club is one of Flying Futures original clubs, it was set up in June 2012 and proved very popular amongst the local young people. The sessions take place behind the youth club on the concrete patch which allows us to deliver sessions all year round, there is also a playing field…

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Askern Doorstep Club

Our Askern Doorstep club takes place at Campsmount school, we average around 20 young people at each session with a good mixture of boys and girls. Sports such as rounder’s, football and tennis are all very popular with the young people. Although during the first few weeks of the sessions it became evident the girls…

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Archie’s story (by his Mum)

Archie attended our NCS challenge in October 2015 and loved the experience. His mum feels that NCS has been an amazing journey for Archie and really helped him to socialise better and given him so much more confidence. His story is not unique, lots of young people find they get a real boost from the NCS…

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Archie’s Story (by Archie)

Archie attended our NCS challenge in October 2015 – he loved the experience and made lots of new friends. Flying Futures are delighted that Archie gained so much confidence from attending the program and his story is not unique, lots of young people find they get a real boost from the NCS challenge. Check out the…

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Brandon Swinglehurst

Brandon Swinglehurst Case Study In the summer of 2013 Flying Futures diversified into the area of Alternative Education provision and set up a link with a local secondary school in Doncaster working with 14-16 year olds. The aim of this provision was to help young people who couldn’t engage in a mainstream school environment and…

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NCS Participants help Snappy

After much deliberation and planning it was decided by the group of young people that one of the NCS social action projects would be delivered at door 84. The project which was to be delivered was broken down into 2 parts. The first part was to help out at Door 84’s play day which was…

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Case Study ( Debbie )

Debbie (name changed) is a 16 year old female. She lives at home in Bentley with her mother, father and twin brother. Debbie has a fairly good relationship with her mother and regularly speaks with her on the phone throughout the day. Debbie doesn’t speak of her brother often, but when she has she says he doesn’t really…

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