‘The Way’ is ready to go

Wolverhampton youngsters are going to have something special – something that other towns and cities in the Midlands do not have. That something is The Way, our brand new youth zone that is all ready for its opening to the public in January 2016.

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The Way Youth Zone from the upstairs landing

West Wulf had a preview of the excellent facilities today which offer something for children with virtually any interest. We’re talking sport – football (outdoor astroturf pitch), boxing & martial arts (boxing ring, punch bags), gym, sports hall including full size basketball nets offering space for indoor football, hockey, netball,  badminton and so on, a gym and a brilliant climbing wall. We’re talking dance – there’s a dance studio offering space for dance and drama. There’s space for arts and crafts. Music (a recording studio). Film and multimedia. A kitchen, an enterprise and employability area and a health & beauty area. On top of all this, The Way promises to be a place to meet and just relax – there’s a café on site too – there really is something for everyone.

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The excellent climbing wall at The Way

The clever use of space and the general layout – how one area plays into the next and the links between these areas really make The Way an interesting prospect and a boost for Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton Youth Zone is a charity and as such has benefited from the support of the likes of the City of Wolverhampton Council, The Morgan Foundation, The Onside Foundation, The Queen’s Trust and Keltruck to name just a few. Robert Plant has recently also announced his backing.

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The music room at The Way

What’s more, the enthusiasm staff and in particular that of General Manager, Alice Davey, shines through. She’s passionate about the youth zone and Wolverhampton, putting her background to good use here.

The Way is looking for volunteers – even if you can only manage an hour a week, consider donating your time. The future of Wolverhampton children could depend on in..

For more information about events, availability and costs, visit the website of The Way here.

See our previous post, ‘The Way’ here.

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