Wesley Methodist Church
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The Anchor Boys is the youngest section in the Boys’ Brigade and is for children aged between 5 and 8. Anchors have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends, and working towards their badges.
At Anchors we encourage the development of key skills to enable children to grow as individuals. Anchors provides a great opportunity to make and develop new friendships in an environment which is fun and inspiring.
The Junior Section is for boys 8 to 11 years of age.(Schools Years 4-6) The programme provides challenges, adventure and opportunities to learn and grow. The fun and engaging programme enables the children to work in a team and take more responsibility. Juniors also get the opportunity to go on camps and residential trips, and for some this will be their first night away from home.
Company Section & Senior Section:
The Company Section is for boys 11 to 15 years of age (School Years 7-9)
In this age group lads get the chance to develop existing and learn new skills. Getting involved in the Discover Programme young people have a fun, balanced and challenging programme of activities. Young people are encouraged to have a say and help shape their own programme. They can get involved in anything from helping others in their local community to playing sports, trying out adventure activities or being creative through the annual pantomime – there’s something for everyone!
There’s an opportunity for young people at this age to get involved in longer camps and residentials as well as expeditions and starting out on working toward their Bronze https://www.google.com/url?q=https://5thwestbromwich.co.uk/duke-of-edinburghs-award/&source=gmail&ust=1641462289460000&usg=AOvVaw0C33A0U-TOnS5189oq_bha">Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Young people (core age group 15 to 18 years) (School Years 10-13) in this age group are encouraged to lead their own programme, supported by volunteer leaders. It’s all about the young people deciding what they would like to do and organising it for themselves. The ‘Challenge Plus’ programme for this age group is all about projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete projects as part of a team and challenges as individuals. Projects where young people decide what they’re going to do, get on with it and evaluate how it all went could include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more.
Young People can gain the highest awards in The Boys’ Brigade including The Queen’s Badge as well as other awards like Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There’s even more opportunities with this age group with additional opportunities opening up, young people may get involved in volunteering to work with younger age groups or in an international project such as an exchange.