The Prince's Trust Fairbridge Programme
The Fairbridge Programme is an individually tailored personal development programme for young people aged 13-25. It combines one-to-one support and group activities delivered by a dedicated team in Prince’s Trust Centres. The programme helps marginalised and excluded young people who face a range of issues and barriers in their lives. It empowers them through a range of positive opportunities and experiences and helps them re-engage with society.
The Fairbridge Programme Access Course is exclusive to the young people aged 16-25 of Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Bolton & Wigan.
Induction Day: Thursday 15th January 2015
Access Course: Mon 19th Jan – Fri 23rd Jan
North West Christmas Carol Service
Last weekend, the North West Region held their annual Christmas Carol Service. The Brigade children were fantastic and sang carols to entertain the audience. Suzanne Rainford the NW Region Development worker attended the service and took this picture below.
Brigade Cross 2014
Join us in congratulating Hazel Dines (Brightlingsea) and Maynard Scott (retired Deputy Governor) who have both been awarded the Brigade Cross this year. This is CLCGB's highest decoration and is presented in recognition of exceptional service to the wider Brigade. Both have shown true dedication and we thank them for their commitment.
DBS Application Forms
As of 1st December, the DBS Head Office will no longer accept DBS application forms that start with the reference number "F00" (this number is found in the top right hand corner of the front page). If you have any stock of these forms then please destroy them. If any of your Leaders/Helpers are currently completing forms then please check the reference number before sending to NHQ. The new DBS applications forms will start with reference number "F01." Please contact Zoe at NHQ if new forms are required.
Nativity 3 - Free Resources
The wonderful family comedy "Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey?!" launches in cinemas on November 14th. You can download a free official Activity Pack and downloadable clips at www.damaris.org/nativity3. The film and Damaris’ resources provide a splendid opportunity to help children aged 5-12 think about the Christmas story. The Activity Pack is ideal for use on a Brigade night to help children think about the value of belonging to a community at Christmas. There are also a selection of talk illustrations for church speakers, based on downloadable clips from the film, plus a primary school assembly.
CLB World War 1
We are putting together a list of all the grave sites and memorials of members of the Church Lads Brigade are buried and remembered at.
Part of the remembrance trip to High Wood will be to visit as many of these graves and memorials as possible to pay our respects to these men.
We need your help in find these brave men. Do you have any names that we can investigate.
Please find by clicking here the type of profile we can get.
The men did not only serve in the Kings Royal Rifles, we have profiles on men from Leicester who where in the Tigers. The more information you have the better
Our Agenda in France July 2016 is as follows
14th July 2016 travel to Albert
15th July 2016 Service High Wood - Act of remembrance at graves and memorials - Evening parade through Albert.
16th July 2016 Play at the Menem Gate before and after last post (Fully Confirmed)
17th July 2016 travel back home via Disney Land ( Arranging for band to play).
Food Hygiene Course now available through CLCGB
The CLCGB is now offering Brigade Companies, Churches and Diocesan offices the opportunity to take the Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate online and be certified after completing the online learning and sucessfully passing the test.
The CLCGB can offer this at a fantastic rate of £12 per person taking the qualification. This can be ordered by going to Brigade Stores by clicking here or the online training site by clicking here and entering the password Food2014. This will take you to online stores to add to the basket and checkout. We are accepting debit/credit card/paypal payments for this course only by selecting the "Paypal" option when selecting the payment method.
Once the training has been purchased we will send you a unique license number and website to access to complete the online training. If you are ordering over a weekend there maybe a longer delay in generating the codes. Once you have passed the test you will gain a certificate that you can save and print. For full information please see the online stores item.
Brigade Vocational Qualifications
Brigade Vocational Qualification - Gives you UCAS points
A nationally recognised Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice
The ways to achieve it:
Through the Brigade’s website, leaders will be guided by on-line tutorials to develop their knowledge and understanding of Working with Young People and Children.
Using a mixture of theory and practice leaders will work to complete four mandatory and a number of optional units, usually 2 – 3, to achieve sufficient credits to gain the Certificate, through ABC – the Awarding Body Consortium.
National Band Weekend Dates
National Band Weekend Dates for your diaries 2014 - 201528 -30 November
20 -22 February
20 -22 March
1 - 4 May - Concert tbc
June Weekend - tbc
Historic Group New Factsheet uploaded
The Historic Group have recently published a new factsheet. This factsheet is based on The 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps (Church Lads' Brigade).