University Courses and Related Careers Virtual Talks

via Make Happen including degrees and careers in; Teaching, Sports, Psychology, Physics, Law, History, English, Secrets for staying focused with Mr Beezy, Transition to University.
All webinars can be found and booked here.

Inspirational Employer Talks Via The Career Ready Skills Festival

Talks from inspirational workplace mentors who have overcome challenges are run every Wednesday at 2.00pm – 2.45pm – All webinars are listed and can be booked via this link or any questions can be emailed to

Pre-recorded and Live Talks From a Range of Apprentices via Amazing Apprenticeships – 15 minute video clips of apprentices from a range of national employers speaking about their experiences, all videos can be found on the this link.


Connexions (Yr 11s and Yr 13s)

  • Results Day Guide
  • Three week event starting on A-Level Results day to support students with next steps following their GCSE or A-Level results, Personal Advisers will be on a rota to provide telephone support via 01702 534300 (#Whatnext flyer here)
  • Facebook page



Designated email address to support students and parents/ carers with any queries on interviews, CVs, cover letters, the workplace or apprenticeships (flyer here).


Active Southend – Summer Activities for Young People

Here is a list of activites that are running this summer for children and young people. Please be aware that there is a cost to most of the activities, if you want more information please contact the company directly. You can also see the list below.


Energize Essex

Multi Sports
Venue – Thorpe Hall School, Wakering Road
Dates – Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July. Monday 27th July – Firday 31st July. Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August. Monday 10th August, Friday 14th August. Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August. Monday 24th August – Friday 28th August.

Venue – Thorpe Hall School, Wakering Road
Dates – Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July. Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August.

Athletics Week
Venue – Thorpe Hall School, Wakering Road
Dates – Monday 27th Jult – Friday 31st July

Gymnastics Week
Venue – Thorpe Hall School, Wakering Road
Dates – Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August
Cost: £100 for the week, £87 for 4 days or £63 for 3 days.

To book anything or for more information please visit the holiday club page here.


Alternative NCS Programme

The NCS Programme is aimed at year 11 and 12 students. It is free and will last 2 weeks. The programme will run from 4th August – 14th August with weekends off.

Here are some questions that have been answered:
Q: Will there be a University visit?
A: Unfortunately not. Due to the current situation there will not be a University visit. The programme will be based in the Southend area.
Q: Can I be in a team with my friends?
A: Of course you can, just like before you will need to text or email me with your friends names and I will put you in a team together. You can request a maximum of 2 friends to be in a team together.
Q: Is there a cost to do the programme?
A: Nope no cost at all, it’s completely free! You will just need to provide yourself with lunch for the 2 weeks you are on programme with us.
Q: What will be actually be doing?
A: You’ll be meeting new people, learning new skills and challenging yourself. You will be taking part in workshops and team challenges as well as giving back to the local community. Any businesses or charities that have been effected by COVID-19 will need your help. You will be in discussion with them on how you and your team can help.
If you know any businesses or organisations within Southend that have been effected by COVID-19, please email me as we may be able to help!
Q: Can I take part next summer if I sign up to the alternative programme?
A: YES YOU CAN! Taking part this summer is an additional extra to taking part in the full programme next summer. As long as the government say it is fine, next summers programme will run as normal.

If you or your friends want to take part please sign up using the link here.


Forward Motion South Essex

Level 2 Bikeability for Year 6 pupils
Level 2 Bikeability is suitable for those wanting to build on their cycling skills in order to make a simple journey on the road. The syllabus covers starting and stopping a journey, passing parked vehicles, road positioning and what to do at a T-junction. For more details about Bikeability please check out In order for your child to take part he or she needs to have their own bike and helmet and have good bike control skills.

Due to Covid-19 these sessions will be on a 1:1 basis (or family bubble with a maximum of 2 children) and a parent/guardian must attend the session too with a bike and helmet.

Learn to Ride session suitable for all ages
The sessions will be on a 1:1 basis with an accredited instructor for 45 minutes. Due to COVID 19 the parent/guardian will give the physical assistance whilst the instructor stands at the required social distance and will give training guidance. Your child must have a bike and helmet for the training session.

As we are working with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership these sessions will be free.

These sessions take place at Chalkwell Park AND Southchurch Park from Monday 27 July 2020 to Thursday 30 July 2020 and Monday 3 August to Wednesday 5 August. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

Adult cycle training
We can offer 1:1 cycle training. The session is for 2 hours with a fully accredited friendly instructor that can be tailored exactly to your aims. Whether you wish to learn to ride a bike, become more confident when cycling or wish to be able to cycle safely on the road, we can help. Through the ForwardMotion Programme these sessions are completely free. These sessions can be taken at a time to suit you, subject to instructor availability.

For more information or to book any of these sessions please contact or


Southend United CET – Summer Soccer Schools

Some of the sessions are starting back up as of Monday 3rd August and running them throughout the summer. The Summer Soccer Schools which will be held at 4 different venues across 4 weeks to all children between 5-13 years old.

Here is the online booking page where you can find more information and enrol your child onto camps.


Essex County Bowls Club

They have a Cadet section and are always happy to have youngsters come and try out bowls. They do not charge anything to give it a go.
For more information please contact:


Southend Hockey Club

Southend HC are excited to annouce that they are getting back on the pitch! These sessions are open to members of and those looking to join SHC for the 20/21 season.

They have the following rules:

  • You must make your bookings prior to the session. You cannot just show up
  • Groups are maximum of 5 people and can be of mixed ages
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has please do not come to your session.
  • Bring your own Equipment (stick, shin pads, mouthguard) and a drink
  • Arrive 15 mins before your session and wait until instructions from a coach are given.

Sundays in July at Warners Bridge Park, SS2 5RE
Each Session: £3 per person (contactless payments only)
To book or for more information please contact Becca Taylor at


Okami Martial Arts

They are running zoom and indoor classes in Karate and Kickboxing. Please Contact them on: 07947 390608.


Thorpe Bay LTC Summer Camp

July – Wednesday 22nd | Thursday 23rd | Wednesday 29th | Thursday 30th
August – Wednesday 5th | Thursday 6th | Wednesday 12th | Thursday 13th | Wednesday 19th | Thursday 20th | Wednesday 26th | Thursday 27th
Times – 9:30 – 12:30

Must pre book to reserve space. If you would like your child to attend this event please contact: Matt Bell, 07786 238586 or


SAFE (Supporting Asperger Families in Essex)

SAFE has suspended its usual groups during the Covid Pandemic, but has replaced the support we offer young people and children by offering virtual Zoom sessions and also arranging socially distanced meet-ups in an outdoor location.

Their groups are meeting weekly for shorter times to ensure that they maintain regular contact with our members and meet-ups are happening in local parks and woods.

For full information and dates plus details of how to join SAFE, please contact SAFE’s Development Worker, Andrea Walter at:


Acivities from Early Help

Activity Packs – delivered to 180 families across the borough fortnightly, this will continue until the end of August, if you would like an activity pack please contact Jackie Byram – 01702-298495

Week commencing 3rd August
Activities on line – Monday-Friday (morning 10.00a.m. and afternoon 2.00p.m.) – various activities art/crafts, boot camp/football/nature walks/keeping yourself well Facebook Page is Southend Targeted Youth Support Service.

Activities running in local parks (Shoebury/Southchurch/Cluny Square/Blenheim) Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1.00-3.00p.m. Invite only, call Jackie Byram for more information 01702-298495