For ages 14+

Content Creation, Media & Film Making

Thursdays 1.30 – 4.00 (at Tring Venue)

Exploring all aspects of content creation; the process of planning and creating content that is useful, accessible, and effective for an audience.  Content creation encapsulates research, writing, design, photography, videography, editing, graphic design, website design, branding, vocal development, set design, music, merchandise and marketing to provide value and connect you to your target audience.  This course will take place between September 2022 & June 2023.  Ideal for young people with an interest in all aspects of film, media, production.  Throughout this course, we will also be gaining Unit Award Scheme certification from AQA exam board. Information session will be held on Thursday 15th September at our venue in Tring.


FIRST Lego League

Alternate Thursdays 10.30 – 12.30 (at Tring Venue)

FIRST LEGO League Challenge is a global STEM programme for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.

Young people work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.

This will be our third time of entering this competition, which offers regional competitions in January and the National final in April / May.  Our first year we won the core values award, and the next year we won both the robot game award and were placed first in the regionals awarding us the champions trophy, and sending us through to the national finals in Nottingham.  At the Nationals we narrowly missed out on making it to the world finals which took place in the USA, but were delighted to achieve the Judges Award for outstanding contribution in all areas. 

There was a break during the pandemic, but everything is back up and running this year, so we are ready to head back out. 

The age range is 9-16 years and we will either submit one or two teams depending on the demand.  Our information session will take place on Thurs 6th October at our venue in Tring

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Court Youth Theatre (at our Tring venue)

Thursdays 7.00 – 9.00

Offering children and young people the opportunity to develop their skills, experience and passion for theatre craft, production and performance.  With our unique hands-on exploration of all aspects of the production process, CYT members are led through a tried and tested creative model that builds confidence, develops imagination, nurtures creativity, supports individual development and encourages team work and collaboration.  

Sessions for 13-17 year olds take place 7.00 – 9.00

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Duke of Edinburgh & John Muir Award

Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October 1.00 – 4.00 (both days)

We are delighted to be able to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for young people aged 14+, the plan is to start with our Bronze Award and then progress on to Silver and Gold.  There are four aspects to the D of E Award; volunteering, physical, skill and expedition, and here at The Patch we can help to guide young people through this as part of a welcoming, friendly, fun and fulfilling experience.  In addition to the D of E programme we are also offering young people the opportunity to achieve their John Muir Award.  This is not only a wonderful opportunity to take part in the appreciation and conservation of your local wild spaces, but can also be used as the volunteering part of the D of E Award.   Over this two-day experience, we will delve into the world of both D of E and John Muir, with fire lighting, campfire cooking, nature hikes, tools and woodcraft, first aid training, tents and shelters.


Youth Enterprise Initiative

Wednesday 26th October 2.00 – 4.00pm

An opportunity for young people aged 14-17 to join our enterprise initiative, a project where young people can meet, share ideas, explore concepts such as social action, community engagement and entrepreneurship. 

With the opportunity and encouragement to plan, prepare and realise adventures, challenges and expeditions that invite them to a part of playful, creative, nurturing, wholehearted and dynamic experiences.  Developing vocabularies that allow them to communicate their stories, helping them to feel empowered by their achievements, and finding support from the local community to validate and celebrate their successes. 

As we begin this journey we are looking for young people who wish to be part of the Youth Planning Committee, the playmakers who will help get this off the ground.  This project is being supported by UK Youth, so young people will also have the opportunity to complete their Youth Achievement Award.