SUMO, boxing and first aid make good citizens

200 seventeen year olds have been in the club for the past 2 days as part of Salford Foundation’s NCS programme. The National Citizen Service is very popular and this year the group have included new activities. SUMO (shut up and move on!) is aimed at developing confidence in young people, the introduction to boxing is about challenging yourself, and the first aid is about personel survival skills and helping others.



Young people learn first aid skills

200 young people from Salford and Trafford have been in the club this week, taking part in the National Citizenship Programme. The course was provided by the Salford Foundation and included first aid, self-defence and skill based workshops about community projects. The workshops were supported by the St Johns Ambulance, ForViva and the self-defence by Salford Lads Club.

Volunteering at half term!

150 students from Trafford and Salford are in the club this week taking part in the National Citizen Service programme run by the Salford Foundation. The young people aged 16 and 17 have just returned from a residential in Wales taking part in rock climbing and team work skills. They then go on to plan and deliver community events.

Elvis in the Concert Hall

45 young people are rehearsing in the concert hall this week for a production of IF I CAN DREAM which is being premiered at the Lowry on 2nd August and 3rd August. The group are working with the TWIST Project, part of the Salford Foundation. All the young people involved in the production are from different parts of inner city Salford.


Dickens in the lads club

Over the summer we had had a group of 50 young people rehearsing   “Oli Wiva Twist” in the concert hall. The project was led by the performing arts team of the Salford foundation and funded by The Big Lottery.  Each year they have worked with young people in different areas of Salford working towards a performance which this year took place at the Lowry theatre.

West Side Wiva Story

west side rehearsal in the gym
The Salford Foundation young people’s performing arts group are back with us for the next two weeks for their final rehearsals of West Side Wiva Story. The show opens at the Willows Variety Centre in Salford on 17th August.

To find out more about the group
and the new show go to west side wiva story

Half term project with SAYO, OCA and pif-paf

We have had a busy half term with lots of young people in the club. SAYO (Sport, Art, Youth, Ordsall) have been in every day offering a range of sports and arts activities. Salford Foundation have also been rehearsing during the day in the concert hall.

SAYO and OCA lantern workshop at Salford Lads Club  2010

One of the SAYO art workshops has been lantern making with
Ordsall Community Arts Artist Fi Smith. The lanterns will be part of next weeks Lighting the Legend event at Salford Quays on 4th November.

Details from

More about SAYO on

Workhouse children in the concert hall

Ollie Wiva Twist rehearsals

On Tuesday nights we have lots of young people rehearsing a new version of Oliver Twist.  Its called Ollie Wiva Twist – produced by Tracie and Dan from the Salford Foundation.
All the young people taking part, are from Salford. The final production takes place at the Lowry – August 25th.  Proceeds from the show are being donated to SLC and the Salford Foundation Trust.

The show is now sold out which is fantastic news. To see the project in action go to