CURRENT NEWS –
26.08.14 – Unfortunately the Truro CATS Branch are no longer operational and as such are no longer affiliated with the CATS Charity. CATS’ Trustees and staff would like to thank the volunteers of this former CATS Branch for their time and efforts.
If you are interested in creating a NEW CATS Branch in this area then please do get in touch via 01288 488086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER NEWS –
Truro CATS are currently discussing plans for their FIRST ever Annual CATS Awards Evening!
Watch this space for further updates!
Street Paddler 2013
Following the success of the Street Paddler Sports Diversionary scheme run in 2012 by Truro CATS in conjunction with Loe Beach and Penair School, Street Paddler will be making a welcome return in 2013.
We look forward to receiving regular photo updates of the young people taking part in the sessions and hope to be able to share these with you soon – keep watching this space!
Street Paddler 2012
Between 19th April and 28th June 2012 Truro CATS, in conjunction with Loe Beach and Penair School, held their first ever Sports Diversionay Scheme – Street Paddler!
10 sessions were held with 13 young people starting and completing this BCU accredited scheme. The Street Paddler Sports Diversionary scheme helped to create a positive relationship between Truro CATS and Penair School and also helped to build stong relationships between the young people invloved and local Police and PCSOs.
Truro CATS have commented that the engagement of the Police throughout the course was an enormous benefit. A PCSO attended every session and went out on the water with the students. This helped to build up a very positive relationship with the young people which they really enjoyed. Police feedback was extremely positive as well as it improved their relationships with the young people on the local estate/streets.
Five of the young people who took part in the 2012 Street Paddler scheme have since gone on to volunteer to support/lead further after school activities for other students.
Truro CATS were able to see for themselves the many benefits that can be achieved from providing a group of young people, who may potentially have been de-motivated and not engaging, the opportunity to take part in a regular physical activity which gave them new skills and improved their emotional well-being.
Feedback from the young people involved in the 2012 Street Paddler sessions included the following: –
“Increased my respect for authority”
“I learn’t how to kayak and have a lot more hand eye co-ordination. I have gained more leadership and team skills”
“I learn’t how to work better in a team. I have become more confident”
Truro CATS have told CATS UK that the programme is fantastic and the fact that is offers young people the opportunity to learn new skills and make positive changes to their life is amazing. All the young people who took part had a wonderful time and are keen to carry on kayaking and supporting other young people.