St Neots Disco
For those of you who thought the youth club disco vanished.... be assured it has made a reappearance!
St Neots ‘Ernulf’ Evening Coffee Bar members have just enjoyed the revival of the half termly disco. The club members have for some time danced their way through many evenings in the confined space of the Coffee Bar until one member asked could they have a disco.
The young people researched the cost of holding a disco and realised that it would be a costly entrance fee for themselves and any idea of raising money for a charity was not going to happen. Until one 12 year old member Ryan Sales mentioned that his friend 14 year old Luke Perry had just started his own business running disco’s. Ryan brought Luke into meet us and the members and so the disco revival started.
Luke, Ryan and 2 other members of the club Dale Banim-Reeves and Oliver Roberts had recently been trained in using the lighting box facilities in the drama studio at St Neots CC and as the College works in close partnership with St Neots Locality Youth Service, it allowed the drama studio venue to be used to host the recent disco and so the club members enjoyed a fun evening of disco mania complete with professional lighting technology, computerised deck systems and the old favourite ‘the smoke machine! Also the club raised some money for the Haiti disaster fund.
The members of the club designed and sold the tickets, organised the requests list, and choose the charity that the evening was supporting. They all now agreed that this disco activity is going to be financially viable on a regular basis and will mean that the club will be supporting Luke to expand his young enterprise business as well as raising money for a chosen charity.
Luke & Ryan are using their skills to achieve the Arts Award while other members from the club that participated in the organisation and putting on of the disco are working towards their ASDAN Activities Award.