Seaton Youth Blog

Seaton is an up-and-coming town with lots going on, but amongst the toddler groups, kids clubs and OAP lunches, what is there for the teenagers?

Our aim is to find out all the opportunities, clubs and activities that young people can get involved in, and spread the word to get as many young people involved as possible, but we need your help!

Do you belong to a club, team or group that includes (or could include) young people aged from 11-18? If so, please get in touch, and we’ll do our best to put them in touch with you.

We will keep adding listings as we learn about them, so be sure to check back regularly, and follow us on social media to keep up to date with clubs, events and ideas to keep young people in Seaton entertained, inspired and active.

The Skate Park is a popular spot with all ages

 

Scouts in Seaton

Are you looking for adventure? Scouts is open to any boys and girls aged 10 to 14 and a half years old, and is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation, offering the chance to try new adventures, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun.

Seaton’s group is the 1st Seaton Scout Group, and they meet every Thursday evening from 7.15-9pm in the Scout Hut on Scalwell Lane.  Recent activities include camping at Woodlands Park, a night hike, rifle shooting, archery, climbing, cooking breakfast and backwoods cooking.

Activity badges these days are very varied, to reflect a mix of old-fashioned scouting activities, such as camping, orienteering, and survival skills, and newer skills such as IT skills,  media relations and marketing and lots of sports, talents, practical skills and hobbies are covered. Scouts will make new friends, gain confidence and social skills and try lots of new skills, activities and opportunities.

Scouting relies heavily on their teams of volunteers, and Seaton, like most groups, needs more adult helpers. Full training is given, and volunteering can be hugely rewarding.

For more information, either on joining or volunteering, please contact  Mark Ingham at markingham2@aol.com, and he’ll be happy to help.

 

Seaton Parkrun

Every Saturday morning Seaton’s seafront is taken over by the Seaton Parkrun. Part of a nation-wide movement, Parkruns are well-organised, timed runs which are totally free to join, open to any age or ability, non-competitive and aimed at getting more people outside running in the fresh air. You don’t have to qualify, apply or be part of a team; you just register your details online before you go, print out a barcode which the volunteers will scan, and then all you have to do is do your best!

With barcodes scanned at the beginning and the end, the events are timed, but this is just for your own benefit, so that you can set yourself a target, beat a personal best etc, or you can ignore the times completely and just join in for fun.

There is a great atmosphere, with runners of all ages and abilities, and the volunteers will help you with any questions or problems you may have.

The runs start every Saturday morning at 9am, meeting at Seaton Esplanade, and the course is 5km. It is a very straight-forward route back & forth along the seafront, with a tricky little stretch on the pebbles, which is hard work. There is always a good number of runners, and many people have made friends through the run and the after-run coffee stop.  Lots of people meet afterwards for a coffee in Pebbles, Marine Parade, and the atmosphere is very welcoming, friendly and there is absolutely no pressure to be a fantastic runner or super-fit, just get out there and enjoy it!