Wowsers what a busy few months it has been here at Brathay in Barrow!

Read on to find out what we’ve been up to…

Talking Histories Film Launch

Our HLF funded project with the Furness Multicultural and Signal Film & Media was fab! 

The seniors made a short film about Barrow’s heritage which premiered on 14th September; at this fab event we had authentic Thai food, refreshments and were supported by our lovely Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Judith, our Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria Claire Hensman, Councillor John Murphy and many more lovely organisations and community members.

The film was well received and raised a few laughs thanks to Furness multicultural youth worker Muay’s brilliant observations about our Barrow accents!


Young Health Champions Pilot Training

Working together with Sure from Dropzone and Lisa from Moorfield Learning Centre our 4 clever Young Health Champions have been learning about health and well-being and enjoyed a visit from our very lovely and funny Public Health manager Les Graham; Les kindly talked about her role in improving the health and well-being of our community and shared top tips as our Young Health Champions think about planning and creating their peer health improvement campaign.

Feel Good Function Well Programme

Whaler boating on lake Windermere

Our Feel Good Function Well Programme group went on their residential at our beautiful lake district base in Ambleside and took part in lots of exciting activities including whale boating, high ropes challenge, hill walking, star-lit hide and seek and lantern making! The group had lots of fun and learned lots about themselves and each other. One member of the group celebrated their birthday during the residential and it was lovely to share their special day with a chocolate and cream cake made by one of chefs Mark.

Be Savy Boys Groups at Furness Academy

The WONDERFUL boys from the 2 weekly groups at Furness Academy School continue to take part in activities to learn how to manage their feelings and behaviour more effectively, talk about what’s going on for them and share their ideas and stories; all of which improves their self-esteem, confidence and enables them to make different choices. 

Brathay Barrow Open Days & Events

We hosted a series of open day events for our community to share what we’ve been up to in our first year and we were delighted to meet new and old faces- meeting mums, dads, grans and young people as well as Brathay supporters from a range of organisations including BAE Systems.

The Hub’s Halloween Party

Project John kindly hosted a Halloween party at the Hub which saw lots of babies, children and young people attend wearing their spookiest outfits; lots of games, dancing and apple bobbing occurred.

Well that’s all for now- keep your eyes peeled to see what we’ve got coming up.