Our Pokemon Christmas Club is a four day holiday club full of games, crafts, and Pokemon!
Key information: for 5-11 year old children; 4 hours per day, places are free to all Hartlepool children.
20th to 23rd December 2021

With three locations there’s one near you!
Town centre at Ward Jackson Primary,
Rossmere Primary School
Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA), King Oswy Drive

Almost everyone, at some point in their childhood, got a pack of Pokemon cards. Some kids love collecting them, and some enjoy learning to play the game and battling their Pokemon. This club is for kids who love Pokemon, or want to have fun learning how to play! It’s not just Pokemon of course – there’ll be games, crafts, and lunch provided too.

To sign up on the Hartlepool Borough Council website, first filter by ‘Pokemon’, then choose any venue

Autism Friendly Location: All children are welcome at all locations, however we will have special chill out zones, quieter activities, and a higher proportion of staff trained in managing special educational needs at CECA.

Sign up here!

Spaces are free, provided by Hartlepool Borough Council.

We also have some Saturday clubs restarting in January, find out more here!

When is it?

20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December, 11am to 3pm

Where is it?

We will have three venues in different areas of the town: Rossmere Primary School, Ward Jackson Primary School, CECA.

Do I have to go to all of it?

No – you can choose the days that your child(ren) is available. However, if your child comes to 3 of 4 days, the receive their own Pokemon deck!

How much does it cost?

Spaces are free to families, and have been paid for by Hartlepool Borough Council.

What happens in the Pokemon Christmas club?

After being welcomed into one of three different groups (we keep kids in bubbles of 20), children cycle through various different activities every day: Playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game (we have the decks and we’ll teach you how to play!); a ‘game of the day’ that’s really going to get your brain working; team sports and games; and crafts.

Every day you will get food too – a healthy lunch for all!

We can’t wait to meet you all!

What is the aim of the club?

This club will provide stimulating activities, teach new games, provide opportunities for exercise, and give kids a healthy meal. We do this to help children remain confident and ready for learning when September comes along. Lockdown has been tough – we want Hartlepool kids to have a flying start in the Autumn! Our games will have a particular focus on building confidence in using maths in the ‘real-world’, because we know maths is one area particularly affected by interrupted schooling during lockdown.

Therefore, we are aiming to:

Create a safe space for kids to have fun
Prevent maths skills slipping over summer
Increase confidence with numeracy
Keep children ‘ready for school’
Develop social skills
Develop peer-leadership skills
Develop problem solving and strategizing
Keep children active
Provide a new hobby

By the end of the club, we expect our members to: have improved their confidence and skills with maths, have learnt how to play Pokemon Trading Card Game (and other table top games), continue to develop the social skills that lockdown interrupted, remain ‘ready to learn’ so they have a flying start in September.

How will you ensure our children are safe?

We will follow all the best-practice guidance for safeguarding, including ensuring all members of staff have DBS checks and have been vetted.

There are no risky or dangerous activities planned – all sports will be carefully monitored and led by staff.

Although we expect a relaxing of social distancing restrictions, out of an abundance of caution children will still be in smaller bubbles with dedicated members of staff, we will continue to follow recommendations for regular hand washing, increased ventilation, and minimising contact between bubbles.

If you have any questions or queries email PokemonClub@Gamersathart.co.uk