This is truly breathtaking, ALPs journey over the last 24 months is astonishing, none of us ever thought it could be possible.
Due to one Principal from Saint Mary's Primary School in Portaferry challenging us to do some work with his children alps has completely developed a dedicated service solely to educate our children and young people. This service is run by fully qualified youth workers, teachers, health care professionals and appropriately trained members of our community.
In addition to this we are now fully registered with the Education Authority as a recognised service provider for schools and youth clubs.
This week we sat down to record all of our work for 2018/2020 and it was only when we actively recorded our statistics for schools work we realised exactly how much we have achieved.
From our first outing in February 2018 we have now been brought into provide our services in each of the following schools.
1. Saint Marys Portafaerry, 2. Saint Patricks Saul, 3. Saint Vincent De Paul Ligoneil, 4. Millenium Primary School- 5. Saint Patrick's legamaddy, 6. Saint Mary's Dunsford- 7. Ballygalget Primary School 8. Saint Finians Newtownards- 9. Christ The king Primary School, 10.Saint Joseph's killough, 11. Saint Comgalls Bangor- 12. Saint Joseph's Strangford - 13. Saint Patrick's Ballynahinch- 14.Saint Peter's Primary School Divis, 15.Saint Joseph's Primary School Slate Street 16.Cedar integrated primary School 17. Saint Kierans Poleglass 18.Our Lady and Saint Patrick's Downpatrick 19.John the Baptist Primary School 20. Saint Nicholas Primary School Ardglass 21. Portavogie Primary School 22. Black Mountain Primary School 23. John Paul 2 Primary Schoo
24. Londonderry Primary School
25. Model Primary School
26. Killyleagh Intergrated 27.Saint Marys Killyleagh
In addition to this we have provided further training to - Saint Peters Imaculatta Youth Club, Mat Talbot Youth Club--Holy Trinity Youth Club and Swatragh GAA Club.
In our attempts to reach out to the whole community we have also created partnerships with Downpatrick Youth League, Downpatrick RGU and Downpatrick Football Club.
In total now to date in just a short 14 months we have engaged over 16,500 children between the ages of 4 to 11 alone, but this is only the beginning, we plan to work in every school, youth club and community we can and we look to you to help us by spreading the word of our services.
If your a teacher, youth worker or sports coach please get in touch- or if you know a teacher, sports coach or youth worker please tag them and let them know about our work whilst also asking them to get